21 October 2010

Football: New Prague rushes by Tigers in season finale

New Prague rolled up rushing yardage by the acre in a 28-14 Missota Conference win over the Tigers, Tuesday night, Oct. 20, in New Prague.
The Trojans didn't gain a yard through the air but finished with 442 on the ground to help raise their record to 5-3; 5-2 in the conference. Farmington finished the regular season 1-7 overall and 1-6 in the Missota.
Neither team moved the ball on its first possession, but after that the Trojans had their running game in gear.
"442 yards rushing," Tiger defensive coordinator said. "That's a figure I'm not sure I've seen since I've been here."
The yardage didn't necessarily come three yards at a time, either. New Prague had a bundle of plays that covered more than 10 yards; three that accounted for 167.
New Prague built a 21-0 halftime lead. Two of the scores came on runs from scrimmage of 44 and 70 yards.
The Tigers won the battle of the second half, scoring first on an eight-yard pass from Darren Beenken to Kevin Olund and later on a 24-yard dash by Tyler Grubb who also booted both extra points.
Farmington finished with 247 yards of total offense, including 130 rushing and 117 passing.
CJ Record (98 yards) and Grubb (33 yards) accounted for almost all of the rushing yards. Beenken connected on six of 14 throws, including two to Record for 63 yards. Olund grabbed two for 11 and Sebren Baer and Austin Bassett each had a reception.
End Eric McWright paced the defensive effort with 11 tackles. Tommy Korbein had seven, Jake Schaeppi six and Baer five.
The Tigers have less than a week to forget the regular season finale as the Section
1 playoffs begin Tuesday, October, 26. Farmington drew the seventh seed and will travel to Lakeville North (6-2) to take on the second-seeded Panthers.