Knights 21 vs. Mules 50
Knights Overrun by Popular Bluff Mules. 50-21
When the powerhouse Popular Bluff football team’s Tyson Cox took the game's opening kickoff ball 60 yards back up the right sidelines for an easy score, most hometown fans no doubt quickly sensed that the September 8 conference game would turn into a long night for the Farmington team. If anyone at the Richardson Field event had any doubts, they were surely shocked when the visiting Mules quickly scored a second time for a 14 point lead in the opening 2:49 minutes of the first quarter. Poplar Bluff would reel off four straight unanswered touch- downs in the opening half--the last one being a 76-yard bomb from quarterback Logan Bell to his favorite receiver on the night Tyson Cox.
The Knights would score their first touchdown of the night as Dylan Allen ran the ball up the middle for a 2-yard touchdown cutting the score 20-7 with just 3:15 left in the first half. Farmington's defense would step up on the next Mules possession when Luke Boyd intercepted a Bell pass across the middle giving the Knights good field position at the 50-yard line. A 29-yard catch by Adam Kathiri and a nice 12-yard run by Allen put the Knights on the one yardline where quarterback Nathaniel Link would punch it in for the second Knights touchdown of the half.
Poplar Bluff would not take their foot off the gas in the second half, racking up 21 more points on the night and sealing the deal on their fourth win of the season 50-21. Farmington will be back in action September 15 at home when they will host the 3-1 Jackson Indians at Haile Memorial Stadium on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.