(Photo by Chris Pobst, Staff)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs junior varsity football team scored 14 unanswered points in the last 9:31 to overcome the visiting Farmington Knights 28-14 Monday at Sikeston Public School Stadium.
The Bulldogs (3-0) quickly took control of the game in the first quarter when Ray Council touched the end zone after a 9-yard run.
Farmington answered with a 30-yard touchdown pass just minutes later to go ahead 8-6.
A 12-yard run by Sikeston quarterback Chase Davis and then a 2-point conversion run by Council gave the Bulldogs a 14-8 edge just before the second quarter.
After a scoreless second quarter, Farmington tied the game with a 3-yard run.
Marquez Newman put Sikeston up for good with 31 seconds left in the third quarter after a 5-yard touchdown run and a 2-point conversion pass to Austin Lott from Matt Price.
Newman scored his second touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter from 25 yards out to ice the game and give Sikeston their third win of the season.
Sikeston will travel to Poplar Bluff Monday for their next game.
Sikeston quarterback Nathan Hampton threw for two touchdowns but the Bulldogs fell to Farmington, 48-28, during the freshman game Monday.
"It was tight for awhile," Sikeston ninth grade coach Matt Johnson said. "We battled a few injuries but our intensity failed towards the middle of the game. But, we did show some fight at the end so that's something we can build on and I'm proud of that."
Hampton hit Marcus Williams for his first touchdown throw in the first quarter. Marlon Davis caught Hampton's second scoring pass from 28-yards away.
Dajon Branigan and Earnest Fobbs scored Sikeston's last two touchdowns of the game.
The ninth grade team will play Poplar Bluff Monday on the road.