From gridiron to griddle to gag

By SUSAN RIDDELL State Journal Sports Writer Published:

It started out as a joke.

Last week at the Frankfort High-George Rogers Clark girls basketball game, State Journal sports writer Linda Younkin heard a message by public address announcer Ron Smith about football player-basketball manager Andrew Carter.

The announcement was of a congratulatory nature, applauding the FHS junior for a recent runner-up finish in the Pillsbury Bakeoff.

Carter, known by everyone at Frankfort High as "Scrappy", apparently baked an apple dumpling in the contest. Smith's delivery of the announcement was dead-panned to perfection, complete with believable details from the competition.

It was in Minneapolis. The date of the contest was given as well.

Following the game, Scrappy, who is a manager for the girls basketball team, asked Younkin when The State Journal was going to do a story on his baking prowess.

Younkin and I thought it was a great idea.

The next day, I passed the story on to our news department.

For more on this story, see today's State Journal.

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