And that’s how the Farmington Knights beat the Lift for Life Hawks 17-14, with an 18 yard field goal from Ian Zohner on the final play of the game.
In the first half Farmington pushed into Lift for Life territory four times, but came away with no points. The Knights threw an interception at the goal line to end one drive and were stopped inside the one yard line on the final play of the first half.
The Hawks struck first with a 23 yard touchdown run by Xavier Gines on their first drive of the second half. Farmington responded immediately, going 80 yards in 15 plays. Fullback Kaesen McClain converted two fourth down runs to keep the drive alive and Gabe Guliani took an option pitch nine yards for the score.
Farmington scored the go ahead touchdown on its next drive. The Knights actually missed a 38 yard field goal, but the drive was extended when the Hawks were called for a personal foul for leaping over the line. Brett Dry made them pay with a 11 yard run.
Lift for Life’s passing game was bottled up for the most of the game, but with just over a minute left they tied it up….
The Hawks only needed to convert the extra point to take the lead…
With only a minute left and the game tied Farmington was stopped for no gain at their own 29. The game appeared to be headed to overtime when Kaesen McClain came up with the Steak and Shake Play of the Game…
McClain ran for 154 yards on 26 carries. He takes us through the play…..
Ian Zohner then sent the home fans home happy and Farmington improved to 4-1.
Farmington coach Erik Kruppe says it was a quality win against a quality football team…
Lift for Life is the 10th ranked team in Class Two. They fall to 3-2.
Farmington is back in SEMO North play at Cape Cetnral next week.
Full interview with Erik Kruppe
Full interview with Kaesen McClain
Full game audio