In an Eastern Missouri Conference varsity football game that both sides knew was going to be highly contested coming in, Van-Far made the journey last Friday to take on Montgomery County for its second road game in a row and came out ahead 13-6.
The difference in this contest began when the Indians took a 10-6 lead into halftime. The team then connected on a fourth quarter field goal to help secure the victory. One reason for these advantages for Van-Far was that it had 61 plays and 13 first downs compared to 48 plays and nine first downs for the Wildcats. Montgomery County also got called for seven penalties for 69 yards while the Indians had three infractions for 30 yards.
Despite the fact this game was so hard-fought on both sides of the ball, Corey Kroll still found a way to make a 21 yard touchdown catch to chart the Wildcat's only score and Aubrey Nelson completed 5-of-17 passes for 66 yards, one score and an interception and ran for 87 yards on 22 carries. Kroll also rushed for 23 yards on three carries, Hyrum Bishop posted three runs for 17 yards and Tim Hall came through with two receptions for 34 yards.
Montgomery County''s defense also had quite the night despite the outcome and featured Bishop making 13 tackles, Blake Eoff added 10 tackles and making six defensive stops a piece were Blake Yelton and Nelson. Aaron Milner also sported a five tackle showing and making four tackles each were Luc Bronaugh, Hall, Baiuley Sontag, Devin Roak, Colin Parrish and Wyatt Walton.
Montgomery County, 0-3, has a league game at Clopton/Elsberry on Friday.
Van-Far6, 3-0 overall, hosts Bowling Green on Friday for a EMO contest.