Turnovers Plague Cardinals
FARMINGTON — A 42-point swing occurred late in the third period continuing into the fourth with the Cardinals losing fumbles twice and then throwing an interception.
Greenbrier (4-2, 2-1 5A West) also blocked a punt to hand Farmington (3-3, 1-2 5A West) a disappointing 28-14 loss on Homecoming Day. Three consecutive Farmington possessions ended with a turnover in Greenbrier territory. Each time Greenbrier scored going the other way to put up 21 unanswered points, building a 28-7 fourth quarter lead off Cardinal miscues.
“We turned the ball over four times last Friday and you can’t expect to beat anyone, much less a good team like Greenbrier, when you do that,” said Farmington coach Mike Adams. “Three of those turnovers came inside their 30-yard-line — if we finished those drives it would have been a completely different game.” Greenbrier Farmington 7 0 0 7 14 0 7 7 — 28 — 14 Greenbrier — Andrew Johnson 15yard run (Cody Powell kick), 9:08. Farmington — Rhett Rominger 1-yard run (Drew Sturgeon kick), 9:21. Greenbrier — Ryan Barnard 21-yard pass from Andrew Johnson (Cody Powell kick), 3:54. Greenbrier — Seth Howard 13-yard run (Cody Powell kick), 1:12. Fourth Quarter Greenbrier — Clark Hogan 14-yard pass from Andrew Johnson (Cody Powell kick), 7:00. Farmington — Dimariae Donovan 1-yard run (Drew Sturgeon kick), 4:48.
Greenbrier Total plays
First downs Total offense Rushes-yards Rush average Passing yards Third down Fourth down Fumbles Lost Penalties-Yards Farmington 71 62 23 16 404 304 35-185 33-92 5.3 2.8 219 212 5-10 0-2 1 14-90 6-14 1-2 1 4-30 RUSHING — Farmington, Reid Turner 12-39, Eric Hill 9-27, Dimariae Donovan 4-17, Tony Mayo 4-4, Sean O’Connell 1-4, Rhett Rominger 1-1, Marqwaveon Watson 1-0. Greenbrier, Seth Howard 15-93. PASSING — Farmington, Eric Hill 15-27-212-0-2, Seth Swain 0-1-0-0-0. Greenbrier, Andrew Johnson 19-25219-2-0.
RECEIVING — Farmington, Drew Sturgeon 9-120, Kolton Reeves 3-64, Marqwaveon Watson 3-28. Greenbrier, Clark Hogan 3-35.
Farmington junior maid Mckenna Vanzant, daughter of Ryan and Monica Vanzant; escorted by senior Colton Marshall, son of Ryan Marshall and Alicia Marshall; and senior Tony Mayo, son of Tony Mayo and Ladonna Mayo.
Farmington sophomore maid Maddi Rogers, daughter of Brian Rogers and Lori Collier; escorted by senior Dimariae Donovan, son of Carrie Donovan; and senior Aaron Helmick, son of David and Kelli Helmick.