(Farmington) The Farmington Knights started the season by snapping a three game skid against their rivals North County 28-14 at Haile Memorial Stadium on KREI.
Farmington took its first possession of the game 69 yards in five plays. Fullback Kaesen McClain took it in from 54 yards out. McClain struck again later in the first…
Despite graduating most of their starters last year, North County didn’t shy away from the battle and responded with a 68 yard drive to make it a one score game….
The holder Henry Alleback ran in a fire drill for two to make it 14-8.
Farmington quarterback Brett Drye showed his speed to extend it back to a two score lead in the second quarter
The Knights capitalized on the two point conversion and went to the locker room up 22-8.
The second half was a virtual stalemate as the defenses dominated. Each team scored once after special teams set them up with short fields.
After running for 106 yards in the first half, McClain finished with 119 and three touchdowns for the Knights.
North County turned it over three times with fumbles, had a punt blocked and fumbled a punt opportunity. The Knights outgained the Raiders 227 to 187.
Farmington suffered 11 penalties for 85 yards.
Farmington coach Erik Kruppe says the heat affected his guys, but they had enough to come up with the victory…
Farmington travels to Potosi next week on KREI. North County will host St. Clair.
Applebees of Farmington Player of the Game Damien Cabrera
Farmington coach Erik Kruppe
North County Coach Brian Jones
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