Farragut ends perfect at 9-0, gains 8th shutout

ALCOA — Farragut Middle School’s junior varsity football team won the inaugural Knox County Middle-School-Age Conference crown late last week.

And the Admirals closed out a perfect season in perfect fashion when they routed Halls 24-0 Thursday, Oct. 3, at Alcoa High School’s Bill Bailey Field.

It was the eighth shutout of the 2019 campaign for Farragut, which blanked all but one of its opponents en route to posting a 9-0 record.

“We’re 9-0 and we only got scored on one time this season,” FMS head coach Blake Kilpatrick said. “We outscored our opponents 224-6 and we had a great year.

“We played great defense all year.”

The Farragut defense again made big plays and stopped the Red Devils on downs twice.

The Admirals scored on its first possession when running back Jaylen Pompey culminated a 3-play, 79-yard drive with a 60-yard touchdown scamper.

“He’s a good one,” Kilpatrick said of Jaylen, who manufactured all of the offense in the first half.

Kicker Vincent Blum added the two-point conversion to make the score 8-0.

“Our kicker, Vincent Blum, made all of his extra points and he’s a great player ,and he’s made big plays for us all year,” the coach said, as Vincent also plays running back.

Farragut scored twice in the final stanza.

Quarterback Jayden Neal threw a 7-yard scoring strike to Dominic Van Acker.

FMS scored late when Brady Sheppard had a 9-yard touchdown toss to Landon Collins inside the final minute.

The Admirals’ last score was set up by Kent Carbaugh’s interception.

Farragut also shined on special teams defensively, blocking a Halls punt.