Farmington 30 vs 44 Poplar Bluff
The Farmington Knights hosted the Poplar Bluff Mules on Friday night and walked away on the short end of the stick. It was not a good sign when the Mules took only four plays in the opening minutes for their first touchdown. Poplar Bluff was led by senior quarterback Tristen Francisco, who was very proficient through the air converting on 15 of 28 passing attempts for 351 yards and five touchdowns. Francisco's most lethal weapon was junior wide receiver Jerrid Moore, who shredded the Knights secondary throughout the contest by accumulating 197 yards and three touchdowns. Although the Knights would not win the contest, it was still a very competitive game. Quarterback Brandt Busenbark was 11 of 21 passing for 223 yards and three touchdowns. Farmington was led on the field by senior Brayden Krause, who had 183 yards receiving on seven catches with two touchdowns and also the Knight's most explosive play in the air when Busenbark connected on a 82-yard strike for a touchdown. Just as impressive was an 88-yard kickoff return by Donovan Howard late in the third quarter to keep the game close. The Knights kept the game tight by moving the ball down the field but on several occasions but they were unable to close the deal in the red zone by either kicking a field goal or turning the ball over on downs. The Knights will be in action at home against Jackson on Friday night.