Knights 14 vs. Sikeston 55
Although the Knights lost by just one point (14-13) earlier in the season, our hometown team and fans were hoping for a better score in this Class 4, District 1 opening round playoff game. However, the Bulldogs would be playing on their home field this time and the Sikeston team had made noticeable improvements in their game as the season progressed. The Sikeston hometown newspaper noted (October 24) that of their team's five wins this year, "four were in convincing fashion." In contrast, the newspaper also noted that while the Knights started the season by winning two of its first three games, the Farmington squad "lost five of its next six with its only win coming against Normandy, 44-22." In its earlier game at Farmington, the Sikeston Standard Democrat noted that the Bulldogs "kept the Knights out of the end zone the entire night," adding that the game with Farmington was also "one of Sikeston's most prolific in terms of offensive yardage as they gained 406 total yards . . ." While most of this game represented a Sikeston "walk in the park," the Knights passing attack towards the end of the game was impressive.