Farmington High football rolls past North Farmington

Farmington Press | Published October 13, 2017

Farmington Hills — Farmington High tallied 489 yards of total offense and beat rival North Farmington 47-3 Oct. 13 on the road.

Falcons (2-6, 2-4 Oakland Activities Association Blue) running back Kendall Williams led the way tonight with 264 yards rushing and four touchdowns.

“The kid is a stud, he’d run through a brick wall for this program,” Farmington coach Kory Cioroch said. “He’s a great kid and continues to get better every week. I really look forward to seeing what he can do for us next year.”

The Raiders (2-6, 2-4 OAA Blue) were first to get on the board after a fumble recovery by defensive end Justin Mayes gave the ball to the offense deep in the Falcons territory.

The Falcons defense would step up, and the Raiders settled for a 15-yard field goal by kicker Lynn Lerner and a 3-0 lead.

It ended up being the only lead and scoring play in the game for the Raiders.

Not even 20 seconds later, Williams exploded for a 65-yard run and his first touchdown of the game giving the Falcons the lead 7-3.

Williams wasn’t finished as he added on two more touchdown runs of 15 and 25 yards to give the Falcons a 20-3 lead midway through the second quarter. He also had a 93-yard touchdown run called back late in the first half.

“Our O-line really gave me the opportunity to get into the end zone tonight and helped our offense move the ball like we did,” Williams said. “They really gave me the push I needed to see the holes.”

Farmington’s defense added to the lead when defensive lineman Ray Massa picked up a fumble and ran it 45 yards for the score and a 26-3 halftime lead.

“We came into this game knowing it was real important for us. It’s a rivalry, and we knew how tough we would have to be to walk out of here with a win,” Cioroch said.

The second half was more of the same for Farmington as the offense continued to put points on the board.

Senior running back Oscar Glenn broke loose for a 60-yard touchdown run adding to the Falcons lead in the third.

Then on their next drive, quarterback Chandler Coultrip found Joe Phillips in the end zone for 20 yards and a 40-3 lead.

Early in the fourth, Williams once again break loose, this time for 79 yards adding one more score to his total for the night, giving the Falcons a 47-3 victory.

“This season was tough. We had some games we thought we should’ve won, blew some, and we were learning along the way,” Cioroch said. “But we knew we had to send our seniors off the right way and tonight we did that.”