Farmington High senior quarterback Anthony Reaves hands off to Delmon Sewell in a game earlier this season.

Farmington High senior quarterback Anthony Reaves hands off to Delmon Sewell in a game earlier this season.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

Farmington High football focused on one game at a time

By: Zachary Manning | Farmington Press | Published September 10, 2018

 Senior running back Kendall Williams heads upfield.

Senior running back Kendall Williams heads upfield.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

FARMINGTON — One game at a time. 

That’s the focus for the Farmington High football team this season. That approach has allowed the Falcons to get off to a 3-0 start this year. 

“I expect us to come out every game with the attitude of wanting to win, playing to win and playing hard every play, and taking no plays off,” Falcons junior tight end/linebacker Jordan Turner said. 

Farmington hasn’t had a winning record since 2014, but the amount of talent the Falcons have back from last year’s team has the program excited.

Second-year coach Kory Cioroch mentioned that the Falcons have a nice balance of talent. They have improved up front over the last couple of years and have developed some solid skill players. 

Cioroch attributed the team’s hot start to better preparation, veteran leadership and the development of his players. The Falcons have four captains: seniors Donovan King (offensive/defensive lineman), Kendall Williams (running back/safety), Nate Shaw (running back/linebacker) and Turner.  

“The four captains have really led us. They really drive home the point of what we’re trying to say and are leaders by example,” Cioroch said. “I think our seniors in general are doing a really good job.” 

Outside of the development of his players, Cioroch and multiple players mentioned an attitude change from previous seasons. The players have a desire to learn and get better.  

“I want everyone to do the best that they can, so nobody has regrets on the field and we can go as far as we want,” King said. 

Farmington’s philosophy is one game at a time, but Cioroch and the players agreed that it would mean a lot to get the program back in the playoffs on a consistent basis. 

“I think we have a lot of talent here, a lot of good kids. We’re excited to put us back on the map. It’s been a couple down years, but we have great kids and great coaches, and we’re excited to continue to grow,” Cioroch said. “All we’re doing is, again, one day at a time, and if we continue to do that and we just keep progressing, I think we can be one of the better programs in this area.” 

The Falcons’ next game is at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at home against Hazel Park High.