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ROLLING OUT OF THE POCKET

LOADING UP – Fieldcrest’s Matt Lorton looks downfield for a receiver on Friday. He fired for a career-best 348 yards in the Knights’ 42-6 drubbing of guest Deer Creek-Mackinaw at Veteran’s Park (For the Journal/TNT Photo).

MINONK - Fieldcrest secured a postseason berth with a 42-6 victory over Heart of Illinois Conference large division and homecoming foe Deer Creek-Mackinaw Friday evening at Veteran's Park. The win moved the hosts to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in divisional competition.

"We had the potential to do that," stated Knights' coach Derek Schneeman of beginning 6-0. "The guys have played up to their potential. Overall, we've played pretty well. I'd give us an A-, B+. We still have a lot of work to do."

Quarterback Matt Lorton enjoyed a career game, as he ended with 348 yards. The senior, who completed 21 passes in 39 attempts, also threw for two touchdowns.

Jaxon Cusac-McKay, who hauled in seven receptions for 120 yards, caught a TD pass, returned a punt 75 yards to paydirt and also nabbed an interception.

Sixty-nine of Karson Eccles' 99 yards came on a TD gallop less than 20 seconds into the third quarter for the Chiefs (2-4, 1-2). They were limited to just one first down in the opening half.

Notes: Fieldcrest, who had 22 first downs, outgained DCM 443 yards to 157. Through six games, the Knights have piled up 2,125 yards of total offense. That averages to 354 yards per contest.

See article on Oct. 10 Woodford County Journal newsstands

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