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Farmington falls to Jesuit in Division 2 district final

By: Zachary Manning | Online Only | Published November 8, 2019

 Farmington High's Max Martin looks to make a play against University of Detroit Jesuit Nov. 8. The Falcons lost 11-10.

Farmington High's Max Martin looks to make a play against University of Detroit Jesuit Nov. 8. The Falcons lost 11-10.

Photo by Donna Agusti

FARMINGTON –– The Farmington High football season came to an end with an 11-10 loss to University of Detroit Jesuit Nov. 8 at home.

The Falcons’ lone touchdown in the game was a 13-yard touchdown pass from Max Martin to Jordan Turner to put the Falcons up 7-0. The Falcons would again lead 10-8 later in the game, but a Jesuit field goal late in the third quarter would prove to be the winning score.

The Falcons end the season with an 8-2 overall record and 5-1 Oakland Activities Association Blue Division mark.

“It’s hard for me, it’s hard for these kids, but we’re not walking out of here thinking that we left anything on the field,” Falcons coach Kory Cioroch said. “Wish we could continue coaching on Monday, but we’re not. Hats off to them. Well, well coached football team. Great kids, tough kids, too. They came up one point more than we did today.”

Defense had been the calling card of the Falcons throughout the season, and that didn’t change in this one. The Falcons were again suffocating and didn’t allow Jesuit to gain much of an edge.

The unit recovered two fumbles and came away with three sacks. On the season, Farmington allowed just 105 total points in 10 games.

“They’re amazing,” Cioroch said of his defense. “We got a lot of tough, tough kids. They follow our scheme, they love each other, they play for each other, and we came up one point short today.”

Cioroch was also very appreciative of his senior class and their contributions to the program over the years. Over the last two seasons, the Falcons won 16 games and made it to a Division 3 regional final last season.

The Falcons will graduate 28 seniors from this year’s team.

“My first year as a head coach three years ago I had to start 10 sophomores that are now seniors,” Cioroch said. “They were little, scared kids. We threw them into the fire. Now, I’m looking at these guys, shaking hands with these guys and sending them off. It’s emotional, but I’m just proud of where they’ve taken us. It’s amazing. Hope to continue to build on it.”