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Farmington Defense Stymies Chargers

by Michael Rodeffer, The Quill

The Farmington Farmers varsity football team caused five turnovers against the Illini West Chargers last Friday night in route to a 50-0 win.

Farmington offense scored on 4 of their 5 positions in the first half and held a 29-0 lead at halftime.

Farmington recovered an Illini West fumble in the end zone for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage to start the second half.

Illini West failed to make a first down on their next position and was forced to punt.

Seven plays later, the Farmers scored again on a 49 yard run.

The Chargers took their next possession into Farmington territory only to lose another fumble.

The Chargers Defense stiffened and stopped Farmington on downs.

Three plays later, another Illini West fumble gave Farmington the ball with just 34 yards to go to the goal line.

Six plays later, and Farmington had their 7th touchdown and a 50-0 lead.

On Offense, the Chargers quarterback Jackson Porter was one for three in the passing department for 11 yards and had one intercepted.

Jake Cole caught the 11 yard pass and also had 2.5 tackles on defense. One tackle was for a loss and the other was a quarterback sack.

Nick Vorhies had 9 carries for 21 yards and Colton Sargent had 8 carries for 11 yards.

Kennedy Gooding had 3.5 tackles and 1 interception.

Carter Boyer had 7 tackles, 1 for a loss.

Farmington remains perfect on the year with a 3-0 record.

Illini West falls to 2-1 and will play Bushnell-Prairie City-West Prairie Coop on Friday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Carthage.