By Ben Murphy
Injuries have plagued the Farwell football season to this point. Noah Wilson, one of the Eagles leading rushers, was the latest victim of the injury bug, having missed Friday night’s game at Beaverton. The Beavers rolled to a 49-7 Jack Pine Conference win over Farwell that night.
“Once again we’ve been plagued with the injury bug,” Farwell head coach Alan Esterline said. “It seems like every week we have someone playing in a different spot and this week our offense, we just couldn’t get things going. The kids played hard we just couldn’t put stuff together.”
Beaverton scored twice in the opening quarter to lead 14-0, though Farwell got it’s lone score on the second play of the second quarter. On the play, Brandon Turner fired a 45-yard touchdown pass to Curtis Robinson and Cody Gordon kicked in the extra point to make it 14-7.
The Beavers would score three more touchdowns before the half however, taking control of the game at 34-7 at the break.
Beaverton added two more touchdowns in the second half.
“The kids didn’t quit, they kept playing hard,” Esterline said. “It’s just one of those deals that we had a small crew when we started the season and then with the injuries that have hit us this year it’s been tough. The league is awful competitive and when you have kids playing in different positions it makes it awful tough on them. They keep working hard and doing what we ask and that’s a good thing.”
Turner finished four-of-seven passing for 73 yards and one touchdown while Robinson was four-of-16 passing for 42 yards. Walter Mosby had a team high in receptions with four, totaling 41 yards.
Trent Johns had nine tackles to lead the defense, Devin Warner added eight tackles, including one for a loss and also had a sack.
Farwell (1-6 overall, 0-5 JPC) plays at Gladwin (5-2, 4-1) tonight (Friday). The Flying G’s are coming off a 19-14 win over Meridian last week and are looking to qualify for the post-season with a win. Gladwin beat Farwell 34-7 last year.
“They’ve been playing awful well the last two weeks,” Esterline said. “They look awful tough on video. We’re going to get on the bus and go to Gladwin and give them everything we’ve got and leave it on the field.”