FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston junior varsity football team took a lopsided loss to the Farmington Knights on Monday, 42-6.
Farmington got going early with an 8-yard run in the first quarter and then a 6-yard run to cap the first half and go into halftime with a 14-0 lead.
The Knights blew the game wide open in the third with a 16-yard pass, an 11-yard run and another 6-yard run to go up 35-0. They added another touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 13-yard run.
Sikeston scored their lone touchdown in the fourth quarter on a long, 45-yard run by Ray Council.
"They just outmatched us," Sikeston coach Alan Scheeter said.
The ninth grade team, however, brought home a 30-6 win over the Knights during their contest.
Sikeston quarterback Colton Hampton put the Bulldogs up in a hurry after completing a 10-yard pass to Austin Lott with 4:29 showing on the clock during the first quarter.
Farmington answered in the second quarter with a 1-yard run. Sikeston added to their lead later in the second with a two big plays.
A 75-yard kickoff return by Marquez Newman and a 67-yard pass to Dustin Oakes from Hampton put the Bulldogs up 22-6.
Their big plays continued in the fourth quarter when Hampton connected for his third touchdown pass of the night with Travion Moore for a 60-yard pass.
"Our freshman played hard," Scheeter said. "Our defense bent but didn't break. We ran the ball hard and Hampton threw the ball well."
Sikeston will travel to Poplar Bluff next Monday to take on the Mules at 4:30 p.m.