ARNOLD, Mo. – Teddy Bankhead caught a 20-yard touchdown pass in overtime that was deflected by two defenders, and the Farmington football team edged Fox 26-20 on Friday night.
Farmington (1-0) held three previous leads in the game, but was matched each time until beginning the extra session on defense.
Fox moved backward in overtime with a fumble and penalty, and its possession proved empty following three straight incomplete passes.
Knights quarterback Cody Friedmeyer then released the game-winning pass toward the endzone on a third-and-5 play.
Farmington opened the scoring on a short run by Cody Wright after Alec Stacy recovered a fumble at the Fox 11-yard line.
Gavin Duncan added an 11-yard touchdown scamper in the second quarter, and the teams headed into halftime deadlocked at 13-13.
The Knights delivered a 10-play, 65-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter, capped by a 1-yard plunge by Brayden Moon.
But quarterback Tony Pisoni leveled the score yet again for Fox with a 26-yard touchdown, netting his third rushing TD of the contest.
Farmington will travel to North County in week 2.
North County 35, Seckman 0
IMPERIAL, Mo. – Sophomore quarterback Kolten Poorman rushed for two touchdowns, and the North County defense allowed just 139 total yards in a 35-0 triumph over Seckman.
The Raiders padded a 14-0 halftime advantage with three scores in the third quarter, capped by an interception return to the endzone by defensive back Joe Hulsey.
Briley Smith compiled 65 yards on six carries, and scampered 26 yards for a touchdown on North County’s opening drive.
Cole Ziegler added a 23-yard scoring run after intermission, and Poorman – who was 5-of-15 passing overall – broke loose for a 48-yard TD later in the third.
Matt Black contributed 53 yards on 10 rushing attempts, and Bryan Chandler made two receptions for the Raiders (1-0), who will host Farmington next.
Tucker Smith finished with seven solo tackles, including three behind the line of scrimmage, and Jason Mahurin picked off a pass as each team ended with two turnovers.
Drew Campel had a team-high 62 rush yards for Seckman (0-1).
Valle Catholic 77, St. Vincent 0
STE. GENEVIEVE – Cody Stoll rushed 11 times for 154 yards and two touchdowns, and Valle Catholic smashed I-55 Conference rival St. Vincent 77-0 for its 46th consecutive victory.
Mason Skaggs was 11-of-18 passing for 222 yards and four touchdowns in his debut as the Warriors’ starting quarterback.
Cole Wood compiled 159 receiving yards and three touchdowns on five catches, and Tristan Rollhaus had another receiving score.
Chris Loida, Tristan Huck, Kellen Blum, Clayton Drury and Peyton Tucker contributed touchdown runs as Valle Catholic (1-0) romped to a 62-0 halftime lead.
Jacob Friend notched a team-high six tackles and recovered a fumble while Josh Bader intercepted a St. Vincent pass. Tyler Blum and Loida picked up sacks for the defense.
Stoll’s longest run of 50 yards gave the Warriors a 55-0 advantage with 8:07 remaining in the second quarter.
STE. GENEVIEVE – Julia Koetting and Katie Glassey notched RBI singles, and the Ste. Genevieve softball team salvaged an 8-7 victory over Saxony Lutheran in the Perryville tournament on Saturday.
Adrea Mueller pitched four innings and allowed just three unearned runs for the win. The Dragons went 1-2 the season-opening event that changed venues due to field conditions.
Ste. Genevieve scored five runs in the third inning to erase a 2-0 deficit. Mueller scored two runs while Sally Grieshaber and Britani Clanton also singled.
Saxony Lutheran posted an 11-5 advantage in hits, but stranded 12 runners on base.
Tournament action began for the Dragons with a 7-2 setback against Sikeston. Hanna Kreitler doubled and Mueller singled while Clanton took the loss from the circle.
Brandi Huber recorded seven strikeouts and Perryville later eased past Ste. Genevieve 9-1.
Mueller fanned four in defeat, but finished 2-for-3 at the plate. Kaitlyn Abt picked up the Dragons’ lone RBI on a ground out, and Kreitler added a single.
North County Tournament
BONNE TERRE – Winning pitcher Michaela Mason and Lexi Adams collected two hits apiece, and North County opened its home softball tournament with a 14-1 triumph over Fredericktown on Saturday.
Kaley Newland added two RBI and Kennedy Kohler walked twice for the Lady Raiders, who scored six runs in the third inning and capitalized on eight Fredericktown errors.
Mason collected five strikeouts in a contest abbreviated to four innings.
Jefferson won the tournament with a 3-0 record that included a 2-0 victory over North County after Sarah Handrahan compiled 16 strikeouts in a no-hitter.
Kohler pitched a strong game in defeat with three strikeouts and just three hits allowed. The Lady Raiders committed four errors.
North County could not overcome six defensive miscues in a subsequent 5-4 loss to Father Tolton, which walked off after scoring twice in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Courtney Coffman and Kohler each tallied two hits, and the Lady Raiders achieved their entire scoring output in the fourth. Samantha Payne threw a complete game in the loss.
Fredericktown (0-3) fell to Father Tolton 12-1 and Jefferson 8-4.
Valley 2, Bunker 0
CALEDONIA – Freshman Molly Comfort totaled 14 service points and seven assists while stepping into a second setter role Friday, and the Valley volleyball team topped Bunker 25-19, 25-10.
Senior Lacey Yount delivered a team-high four kills and matched Emma Beers with three blocks each for the Lady Vikings (1-0) in their opener.
Madison Schrum also contributed 14 points and Kearstin Tuttle supplied 12.