Farmington vs Festus Districts Recap


Daily Journal

A call for 25 degrees for the start of game time isn’t the most beautiful thing you’ll ever hear, but for the few that showed up, it didn’t matter. The district semi-final matchup between Farmington and Festus wasn’t exactly a nail-biter, but it was entertaining nonetheless. Two teams, with only one able to advance, makes for a lot of excitement. The excitement started early, with Farmington getting the scoring started on the Tiger’s first drive, which ended in a Safety, the sack being recorded by Carson Sutton of Farmington. Just a few drives later, a QB Draw by Kaden Files made it a 9 to 0 game with Farmington in the lead. For the rest of the first half, the action wasn’t entirely there. It was a defensive game the whole way.

It was late in the game with only a few minutes remaining in the third quarter when Farmington broke through and scored on a massive run down the right sideline by Royce Harris. There were a couple of key defensive plays down the stretch, but perhaps the most important one was an incomplete pass in the endzone, with Eli Lamb of Farmington forcing the incompletion, and effectively shutting down any momentum that Festus had going against the Knight’s defense. The atmosphere of the game seemed to be something along the lines of, “happy we won, but ready to leave,” which perfectly sums up Winter football. The Knights gear up to take on the Cape Central Tigers in the District Championship on Friday, November 13th.