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Merging football and ‘corn hole’ at One Spark

Joel Addington
Managing Editor
reporter@bakercountypress.com
What do you get if you combine American football with another beloved southern past time, corn hole?
Gridiron Toss, that’s what.
It’s a new game invented by Baker County native Stacy Simmons with help from his father Johnny Simmons of Glen St. Mary, and his two brothers Matthew and Jeremy, of Glen and Sanderson, respectively.
The family debuted Gridiron Toss at last week’s One Spark festival, billed as the world’s largest crowd-funding festival and held in downtown Jacksonville for the second year in a row.
The four-day festival drew some 250,000 spectators.
While the Simmons family didn’t garner any of the cash prizes awarded at the event, they garnered something just as valuable – exposure.

Click here for a video of Gridiron Toss at One Spark. Read More »

Conference title for Bobcats!

Jon Shumake | Sports Editor | jonshu@live.com
Baker County Middle School is quickly becoming the School of Champions.
The Bobcat baseball team became the school’s third sports team to hoist a conference championship trophy this school year when they defeated the visiting Madison County 2-1 on April 10.
“I’m super proud of my boys,” head coach Matt Turner said. “To be a second-year program and win a district championship like that shows that Baker County baseball is serious business.” Read More »

Bennett eyes race against Giddens

Taylor native and 25-year Florida Department of Transportation staffer James G. Bennett is planning to leave the state agency and run for the District 4 Baker County Commission seat occupied by Adam Giddens today.

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