FB, Week 1: Kaesen McClain's Three Rushing TDs Propel Farmington Knights to Victory Over North County Raiders

(Farmington, MO) The Farmington Knights top the North County Raiders 28-14 in Week 1 of the season Friday night. Junior Running back Kaesen McClain ran for 122 yards on 13 carries to lead the Knights offense. McClain was the x-factor for the Farmington offense with two touchdowns in the 1st quarter to swing momentum in favor of the Black and Gold. He added his third rushing touchdown in the 4th to ensure a Knights victory.

Farmington Head Coach, Erik Kruppe, says McClain’s explosiveness allowed for the solid Week 1 performance.

Kruppe adds he is proud of his team after the win in a rivalry matchup with the Raiders.

North County’s offense broke through two seconds into the 2nd quarter and pulled within one possession after a trick play for the 2 point conversion was successful.

Unfortunately for the Raiders, Farmington would tack on insurance just over a minute later on a Brett Drye 46 yard quarterback keeper that found the endzone. The Knights converted on a two point attempt for a 22-8 lead that would stand until halftime.

New Raiders Quarterback, Henry Allebach punched a 3 yard QB sneak through the line of scrimmage and into the endzone to wrap up the scoring with 34 seconds left in regulation.

North County Head Coach, Brian Jones, says they were able to learn more about their roster despite the loss.

The Knights pick up their first win against North County since 2020 and head to Potosi for Week 2 in a broadcast game on KFMO Friday night with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30. The Raiders host St. Clair this Friday in Bonne Terre.

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Week 1 Scores:

Central 34, Poplar Bluff 13

Festus 38, Ste. Genevieve 7

Seckman 34, Valle Catholic 21

St. Clair 48, Potosi 6

Jefferson 28, Fredericktown 6

Hillsboro 63, Sikeston 14

DeSoto 34, Bishop DuBourg 28 (OT)

Oakville 55, Perryville 0

Windsor 7, Herculaneum 6


*All interviews can be found in the AudioVault

Scores

Class 3 State 3rd Place Game
Thursday (KFMO) - Final
West County10
Licking2

Broadcast Schedule

Saturday, June 22:
12:20p, MLB: San Francisco @ St. Louis*
Sunday, June 23:
12:20p, MLB: San Francisco @ St. Louis*
12:30p, NCS (PRN): NASCAR 301 at New Hampshire
Monday, June 24:
5:50p, MLB: Atlanta @ St. Louis*
Tuesday, June 25:
5:50p, MLB: Atlanta @ St. Louis*
Wednesday, June 26:
5:50p, MLB: Atlanta @ St. Louis*
6:00p, KFMO Classics: FB: Central vs Blair Oaks (11/25/23)
Thursday, June 27:
5:50p, MLB: Cincinnati @ St. Louis*
Friday, June 28:
6:20p, MLB: Cincinnati @ St. Louis*
Saturday, June 29:
12:20p, MLB: Cincinnati @ St. Louis*
Sunday, June 30:
12:20p, MLB: Cincinnati @ St. Louis*
1:30p, NCS (PRN): Ally 400 at Nashville
Tuesday, July 2:
4:45p, MLB: St. Louis @ Pittsburgh*
Wednesday, July 3:
4:45p, MLB: St. Louis @ Pittsburgh*
6:00p, KFMO Classics: Base: Fred’town vs Central (5/21/24)
Thursday, July 4:
10:40a, MLB: St. Louis @ Pittsburgh*
Friday, July 5:
4:50p, MLB: St. Louis @ Washington*
Saturday, July 6:
2:10p, MLB: St. Louis @ Washington*
Sunday, July 7:
11:40a, MLB: St. Louis @ Washington*
2:30p, NCS (MRN): Grant Park 165 at Chicago
Monday, July 8:
2:10p, MLB: St. Louis @ Washington*
Tuesday, July 9:
5:50p, MLB: Kansas City @ St. Louis*
Wednesday, July 10:
5:50p, MLB: Kansas City @ St. Louis*
6:00p, KFMO Classics: SB: Valle Catholic vs Central (5/8/24)
Friday, July 12:
6:20p, MLB: Chicago (N) @ St. Louis*
Saturday, July 13:
12:20p, MLB: Chicago (N) @ St. Louis*
6:20p, MLB: Chicago (N) @ St. Louis*
Sunday, July 14:
12:20p, MLB: Chicago (N) @ St. Louis*
12:30p, NCS (MRN): NASCAR Race at Pocono
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