(Farmington) On October 1st the Farmington football team found itself down by two touchdowns with under six minutes to play against Poplar Bluff. Five minutes and 54 seconds later the Knights had scored 21 unanswered points, secured a happy homecoming, moved to 5-1 on the year and set up a conference championship game the next week with Jackson in our number three ranked game of the year.

Farmington executed an incredible comeback to knock off Poplar Bluff for a 49-42 Homecoming win at Haile Memorial Stadium on KREI. The Knights came out strong with touchdown drives on their first two possessions. Poplar Bluff fumbled on the next play giving the Knights the ball on the Bluff 30. The Knights once again powered their way to the Mules 11 yard line, but fumbled it back. After a penalty Bluff drove the ball 95 yards for its first score. The Mules then proceeded to score touchdowns on six straight possessions. At the 8:19 mark of the 4th quarter Poplar Bluff took a 14 point lead at 42-28. Quarterback Kannon Carr threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more. That’s when it got interesting.
Farmington freshman fullback Kaeson McClain capped an 80 yard drive with a 14 yard touchdown run…

McClain ran for 193 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries.
The Knights missed the extra point and trailed by 8. Having not slowed down the Mules’ offense for two and half quarters, Farmington chose to try to get the ball back on the ensuing kickoff…

Farmington drove to the 12, but Chris Matlock picked off a pass at the one to get the ball back to Bluff. The very next play Farmington forced a fumble to give them life once again. With McClain shaken up on the sideline Tyler Williams took over at fullback and blasted in from three yards out with under a minute to play…

Jeremiah Cunningham ran in the two point conversion to tie it at 42.

Poplar Bluff still had time. They ran the kickoff back to their own 41, but for the first time since their first possession the Black shirts forced a three and out. A strong punt return and a penalty gave the Knights the ball on the Mules 40 with 26 seconds left. Farmington ran for 424 yards in the game, but Offensive coordinator Josh Hoehn (hane) reached deep in the playbook for the winning score through the air…

Jake Bishop caught the winning pass. He says they drew it up in the dirt during the time out…

In 2020 Farmington coach Erik Kruppe saw his team score a two point conversion with 14 seconds left to beat St. Dominic on the road and kick a field goal on the final play to knock off Festus at home. In week two of 2021 the Knights stopped Potosi inside the one yard line on the final two plays of the game to secure the win. He says the win over Bluff goes in that category…

Farmington’s amazing comeback win over Poplar Bluff comes in at number three on our top games of the 2021-22 season. Tune into tomorrow to hear what our number two game from the 2021-22 season will be.

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