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Cape Central football grabs early lead but can't beat Farmington
CFarmington scored 37 consecutive points as it avoided an upset in its SEMO North Conference opener with a 44-28 victory Friday night against Central at Houck Stadium.
Central scored just 16 seconds into the game when senior tailback Brandon Pickens broke loose for a 68-yard touchdown run on the Tigers' first play from scrimmage.
The Tigers scored on three of their first four possessions for a 20-7 lead. Central quarterback Andrew Williams threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Tae Jenkins, and Williams later scored on a 2-yard run.
Farmington began its scoring spree in the second quarter on a Zach Hibbits 10-yard scoring pass to Andrew Johnson, and Logan Bradley added a 22-yard field goal with 3 seconds left in the half to cut the Tigers' lead to 20-17.
Farmington took its first lead on a 5-yard touchdown run by Charlie Uptegrove, going ahead 24-20 at the 6:02 mark of the third quarter. The Knights then capitalized on back-to-back turnovers by Central. A fumble led to a 4-yard scoring run by Cole Thurmure for a 30-20 lead with 3:17 left in the third quarter. The Knights struck again just 14 seconds later when Connor DaVault returned an interception 30 yards for a 36-20 lead.
The Knights ended their run on a Hibbits scoring pass to Johnson on the first play of the fourth quarter. A two-point conversion gave Farmington a 44-20 lead.