Knights soccer defeats Jackson

JACKSON, Mo. – The Farmington soccer team played shutout defense and earned a solid SEMO Conference road victory on Sept. 8.

Alex England scored in the first half and Bayly Woodley added an insurance tally after the intermission as the Knights prevailed 2-0 over Jackson.

Matt Eaton and Andres Castro collected the assists, and Blake Worley made five saves between the pipes for Farmington (3-3).

Knightettes softball routs Jackson

JACKSON, Mo. – The Farmington Knightettes had their bats in top gear on Sept. 8 with seven players having multiple hits. Allison Pingel led the team at the plate, going 4-5 Kaila Nash and Olivia Siebert were both 3-5 with Nash hitting a three-run home run. Randi Scruggs was 3-4, and Hanna Hight and Breanna Belvin had two hits each. Nash pitched all seven innings for the win, striking out two giving up only four hits.

Gridiron Knights defeat Poplar Bluff 

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. – The Farmington defense stuffed a 4th-down running play from the 2-yard line, and kept Poplar Bluff off the scoreboard going into halftime Friday night.

The tremendous effort continued from there, and the Knights posted their first shutout in three years against a squad that netted 35 points against them last season.

The Knights put together two scoring drives in the opening quarter, and Brayden Krause kicked two field goals in a 13-0 road triumph over the Mules.

Brandt Busenbark completed 16-of-23 passes for 203 yards, including an interception and several drops. His 1-yard sneak gave the Knights a 10-0 lead, capping a 52-yard drive.

Krause kicked a 27-yard field goal on the first play of the fourth quarter, and Jacob Cluck recorded two sacks as Farmington stopped five separate drives on downs.

“It’s what we’ve envisioned since coming here,” said 2nd-year Farmington coach Erik Kruppe. “When you’ve worked this hard for something, it feels that much better. We took another step forward.”

Poplar Bluff lost starting quarterback Kameron Misner to a hamstring injury in the second quarter, and could not rebound as Farmington contained dangerous running back Bi Nguyen.

Tappan Westbrook and Logan Dotson brought down interceptions for the Knights, the first of which put Krause in position for a 38-yard field goal to begin the scoring.

Tyler Finch made seven receptions for 100 yards to lead the Farmington offense. Trevor Keith added four catches and Brayden Bohn rushed for 43 yards.

Denzel Britton returned a punt 81 yards for Poplar Bluff inside the final minute, but that touchdown was negated by a holding penalty.

Farmington (2-1) will travel to 2nd-ranked Jackson on Friday.

Knightettes tennis shuts out Arcadia Valley

IRONTON – A doubles sweep paved the way for a Farmington tennis victory on Sept. 4 following back-to-back conference losses against Potosi.

Martha Schwalenberg used a late break to outlast Breanna Hamilton in the closest singles match, and the Knightettes completed a 9-0 shutout over Arcadia Valley.

Amanda Brady, Anna Slinkard and Briana Crocker all prevailed 8-1 during their singles action.

Singles Results:

1 – Amanda Brady (F) def. Lily Tripp, 8-1

2 – Martha Schwalenberg (F) def. Breanna Hamilton, 9-7

3 – Anna Slinkard (F) def. Jordan Boushie, 8-1

4 – Grayson Cummins (F) def. Janae Fisher, 8-2

5 – Madison Smith (F) def. Amanda Hanson, 8-4

6 – Briana Crocker (F) def. Allison Bolhafner, 8-1

Doubles Results:

1 – Brady/Slinkard (F) def. Hamilton/Boushie, 8-5

2 – Schwalenberg/Cummins (F) def. Tripp/Fisher, 8-4

3 – Smith/Crocker (F) def. Hanson/Bolhafner, 8-4

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