(Bonne Terre) Thursday night football on J98 ended with the North County Raiders beating the Potosi Trojans, 45-14.
North County received the opening kickoff and was forced to punt after three plays, but the Raider defense forced a turnover on downs on the ensuing drive.
After that, North County couldn’t be stopped. The Raiders drove 67 yards down the field with the help of Jobe Smith.
The North County defense forced a punt and started the next drive at the Potosi 34-yard line. It took them two plays to score again.
North County got another stop and Smith took the first play of the Raiders’ drive into the endzone.
Jobe scored again at the top of the second quarter.
Then Smith got an interception and returned it inside the Potosi 10-yard line. That setup his quarterback to get in on the scoring.
North County got the ball back before the half and Grant Mullins knocked in a field goal from 18 yards out to make it 38-0 nothing at the break.
Potosi could have rolled over, but the Trojans came out fighting. They got the second half kickoff and drove 73 yards down the field to get on the scoreboard.
But Potosi still couldn’t stop Jobe Smith.
Blake Coleman was able to find Luke Brabham late in the game to give the Trojans another touchdown.
Jobe Smith was the Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game after running for 256 yards and 5 touchdowns on 18 carries. He also got two interceptions on the defensive end.
North County coach Brian Jones says Jobe was just being Jobe.
Potosi’s Gavin Portell caught eight balls for 174 yards and a touchdown and freshman Thomas Lambing caught six balls for 86 yards.
North County improves to 7-1 and will close out the regular season at Sullivan. Potosi drops to 3-5 and will finish the regular season versus Cape Central.
Full Game Audio:
Interview w/North County’s Brian Jones:
Interview w/Potosi’s Dylan Wyrick: