From an individual standpoint, Jonathan Baker's final game in a high school football setting went like so many others he had during his memorable Spoofhound career.
From a team standpoint, it was unlike anything else.
Playing alongside two of his high school teammates, Baker accounted for all four of the Gold Team's touchdowns and tossed for three in Saturday's 37th Annual Missouri Lions All-Star Game in Warrensburg which ended in a 26-all tie.
A first team all-state selection, Baker played the vast majority of the snaps at quarterback, while Maryville's Derek Stiens and Tyler Tripp saw extended action as well at multiple positions.
The Gold team's head coach was Maryville's Matt Webb who remained undefeated on the high school level. He went 15-0 in his first season at MHS and led the Hounds to a Class 3 state title.
Baker, Tripp and Stiens were all starters on that team, with the latter two making All-MEC. The Gold roster included several other standouts from the region, including Bishop LeBlond's Austin Dawkins who will be teammates with Baker next year at Northwest Missouri State.
"Having coach Webb there was a big plus," said Baker. "It got me, Tripp and Derek to say yes to doing it. We also had coach (Tom) Scarbrough on the staff. I got to know Austin Dawkins really well. It was a neat experience and something that you learn to have fun with."
This was Baker's second all-star experience of the summer. He also played in the Lions All-Star Basketball Game in June.
Baker and the other all-stars from across the state reported to Warrensburg Sunday for the start of practice and had less than a week's time to learn the playbook. The Gold Team staff chose to run an I-formation offense foreign to Baker from his time at MHS.
He was able to adapt just fine.
Baker got the Gold Team on the board with a touchdown pass to Missouri Western signee Chad Bruder from St. Joseph Central. He struck again with a scoring toss to running back Tevin Robinson of Richmond.
Baker later ran for a score and threw his third touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to give Gold a 26-20 lead.
The opposing Blue Team tied it up at 26 and had a chance to go in front with a successful two-point conversion which they had to try without a kicker on the roster. Stiens, who rotated in at safety, preserved the tie with a huge hit at the goal line on a reverse play.
Both teams had chances to score again, but neither did.
Gold had the ball last and advanced to Blue's 40-yard-line, but Baker was sacked on the next play and time ran out.
Page 2 of 2 - Tripp, a defensive end/tight end, contributed several tackles for loss to the Gold Team's effort and Baker recalled him catching "one or two" of his attempts.
No other game statistics were available.
Baker, who has been working out at Northwest and playing 7-on-7 twice a week during the summer, has roughly three weeks remaining until the Bearcats report for the first day of practice Aug. 14.
Tripp is also bound for Northwest to play baseball, while Stiens will attend Kansas State in the fall.
Webb is entering his second season at the helm of the Spoofhounds who start practice Aug. 12.