Farmington 2, Poplar Bluff 0
POPLAR BLUFF – The Farmington Knights picked up another volleyball win on Monday as they downed the Poplar Bluff Lady Mules 25-17 and 25-12. Katie Scism and Ainslee Finch led the Knights offensive attack with 10 and nine kills respectively. Kelsey Krause connected for another three.
Haley Graven supplied 12 assists and Chase Vargo made good with nine more.
Hunter Vargo led the back row with seven digs, Finch had six and Kasia Kaiser had five. Graven led all servers with 14 points, and Hunter Vargo served 10.
Farmington 8-10 would start MAAA play on Tuesday at Potosi.
Farmington 15, Fredericktown 0
FREDERICKTOWN – Sophia White allowed two hits over three scoreless innings, and Farmington quickly put Fredericktown away 15-0 in a conference make-up game.
Allison Pingel finished 3-for-3 at the plate for the Knights (11-2, 7-0), who will host Central tomorrow with continued sole possession of first place in the MAAA at stake.
Farmington also received hits from Hannah Hight, Randi Scruggs, Brittany Link, Alyson Tucker, Hallye Tucker and White to finish with nine overall.
Sikeston 28, Farmington 21
SIKESTON – The Farmington Knights defense was unable to withstand the constant pounding of the Sikeston Bulldogs’ running game as the host team chalked up over 350 yards to win the conference battle, 28-21 on Friday.
Trailing 28-7 and facing their third loss of the season late in the fourth quarter, the Knights offense rallied on the arm of quarterback Brandt Busenbark. Busenbark hooked up with receiver Brayden Krause in the end zone for a 27 yard score with just over five minutes left in the game to cut the lead down to two scores
A subsequent onside kick failed, but the Knights’ defense held strong to force the Bulldogs to punt, but with less than two minutes remaining. It was enough time to put the outcome in jeopardy as Farmington needed only six plays to go 80 yards to make it a one-possession game.
Busenbark again went to Krause for the score from 15 yards out, and Krause tacked on his third PAT to make it 28-21 with still 1:15 to play.
Busenbark was 10-16 passing for 141 yards, with most of the yardage by Krause with six catches for 106 yards.
The Knights tried the onside again, but Sikeston was able to smother it and run out the clock.
An interception by Michael Wright at the Bulldogs’ 39 set up the Knights first touchdown. Ten plays later, Busenbark pushed in from the one, and the extra point by Krause tied the score at 7-7 early in the second quarter.
Farmington (2-3) will host Normandy on Friday for their Homecoming Game. Sikeston (5-0) will travel to Poplar Bluff for another conference game.