This fall, Baylor continued to show why their athletic program is consistently ranked among the best in the nation, with many teams making noise well into the postseason and two bringing home state titles. Now that the fall athletic season is over, let’s look back on the seasons each team had:
The volleyball team finished with a 12-6 record, notching wins against teams such as Chattanooga Christian, Marion County, and GPS. They ended the season as state runner-ups with a 3-0 loss to Briarcrest in the championship game. Three seniors (Elaine Redman, Tess Margio, and Emma Gray) were also selected to the All-Region Team.
Baylor’s cross country team ended their season with top-five finishes by both teams in their state meet. Freshman Mae Mae Powe placed first in the state, a feat only accomplished by one other runner in Baylor’s history. Junior Xian Campbell was also placed seventh, highest among the Baylor boys.
The girls’ soccer team ended with a 6-7-1 record on the season, with notable highlights such as an 8-4 win against Signal Mountain and 5-0 victories against Notre Dame and Warren County. Five players (Aliya Cooper, Jada Cooper, Sophia Mize, Zoey Mize, Addison Yelton) were also selected to the All-Region Team.
Baylor’s golf team ended their season with a state title at Willow Brook, with the girls’ team winning by seventeen strokes and the boys’ team by nine. Sheldon McKnight captured the individual boys’ title.
Led by star running back Elijah Howard, the Red Raiders posted a 4-3 regular-season record, with wins against division rivals Knox Catholic and Ensworth, as well as non-conference blowouts against Chattanooga Christian and Central. Howard, who rushed for over a thousand yards on the season, was a semifinalist for the TSSAA Mr. Football Award for the second straight year. The team’s season ended with a 28-13 loss against Montgomery Bell in the state playoff quarterfinals.