Farmington High School’s homecoming ended on a somber note as the Knights were crushed by the Cape Central Tigers 55-13, Friday night at Haile Memorial Stadium.
With both teams having to punt after their first possession, the Knights looked as if they might give the Tigers a run for their money. But the Cape Tigers quickly ended that idea when they scored an easy seven from their own 38 yard line and with only 9:23 left in the first half.
Not resting on their seven point lead, the Tigers put up another 7 points only 4 minutes later.
The Knights fought back at the end of the first quarter when quarterback Brandt Busenbark took control of his team and marched them down the field from their own 34 yard line. With just over two minutes left in the first quarter, Busenbark hit Junior Brayden Krause with a perfect 20 yard pass for an easy six points.
The grid-iron Knights would nail the extra point to move within seven of the Tigers, but would they never catch up.
Cape Central would go on to dominate the first half scoring with two more touchdowns before heading to the locker room, leading the Knights 34-7.
Things did not get any better for the Knights in the second half as the Cape Central Tigers took charge of the game from the moment they touched the field.
The Knights were stopped cold on their first two possessionz of the quarter when they were forced to punt after failing to make the eight yards needed for a fourth down conversion.
Offensively, the Tigers manhandled the Knights in the second half scoring another 21 points before the end of the fourth quarter.
Farmington did show a lot perseverance in the last few minutes of the game when they put together a drive and marched down the field. With only one second left, sophomore running back Cody Friedmeyer pushed past Cape’s defense for 6 points.
Farmington will play at home next week against visiting Vianney High School at 7 p.m. on Friday night.