|Rains falls to Farmers' aerial attack 40-13|
|By TREY HILL | News-Telegram Correspondent|
Sept. 18, 2004 - FARMERSVILLE - Entering Friday night's game between the Rains Wildcats and the Farmersville Fighting Farmers, Rains set a goal of limiting Jerrod and Brent Craddock, two of the area's leading rushers with a combined 800 yards and 12 touchdowns entering the contest, to less than two breakaway runs for the night.
Unfortunately, quarterback Adam Torrez proved just as potent a weapon completing 9-of-11 pass attempts for 175 yards and three touchdowns as Farmersville defeated Rains 40-13.
Jerrod Craddock finished the game leading all rushers with 186 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries. Craddock picked up 86 of those yards on his lone breakaway run in the third quarter.
The first three quarters of the ball game were closely fought. Rains took an early 7-0 lead with a 41-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Jones to Matthew Runion on the game's opening drive.
Farmersville evened the score at 7-7 on the following possession on Brent Craddock's 9-yard touchdown run.
The Wildcats had an opportunity to retake the lead early in the second
quarter when Rains drove the football down to the Farmersville 17-yard line. But the drive ended on an interception in the end zone.
The Farmers took a 14-7 lead into the half when Torrez completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Jeffrey Mondy with 14 seconds remaining in the half. The TD pass capped a 13-play drive that began at the Farmersville 42-yard line with just under two minutes remaining on the clock.
Torrez waisted little time extending the Farmersville lead in the second
half. On the third play from scrimmage, he connected with Britton
Smallwood on a 54-yard touchdown pass to make the score 21-7.
Rains managed to put together another scoring threat with a drive deep in Farmer territory, but the drive ended at the 11-yard line when their attempt to convert on fourth-and-3 failed. Two plays later Jerrod Craddock put the game out of reach with an 87-yard touchdown run.
Daniel Davis gave Rains a glimmer of hope when he scored on a 32-yard run with 5:46 left in the game. But when Torrez completed his third TD pass of the game on a screen pass to Jerrod Craddock while being flushed from the pocket, all hopes of a Rains comeback were doused.
The Wildcats record drops to 1-2 with the loss. The Cats will try to get back on the winning track Friday night when they host the Brownsboro Bears.
Rains 7 0 0 6 13
Farmersville 7 7 7 19 40
Rains Matthew Runion 41 pass from Tyler Jones (Jones kick), 9:16
Farm Brent Craddock 9 run (Robby Crider kick), 5:39
Farm Jeffrey Mondy 24 pass from Adam Torrez (Crider kick), 0:14
Farm Britton Smallwood 54 pass from Torrez (Crider kick), 10:50
Farm Jerrod Craddock 87 run (kick failed), 9:36
Rains Daniel Davis 32 run (kick failed), 5:46
Farm Jerrod Craddock 54 pass from Torrez (Crider kick), 5:30
Farm Brendon Mondy 14 run (kick failed), 4:15
First downs 14 17
Rushes-yards 47-214 34-274
Passing yards 78 175
Comp-Att-Int 3-6-1 9-12-0
Punts-Avg 2-38 2-26.5
Fumbles-lost 4-3 2-1
Penalties-yards 3-25 8-75
RUSHING -- Rains, Daniel Davis 5-48; Tyler Jones 7-38; Aaron Potts 13-34;
Aaron Combs 4-28; Anthony Lewis 10-25; Derek Hurst 3-24; Mandel Christian
5-17. Farmersville, Jerrod Craddock 19-186; Brendon Mondy 7-37; Brent
Craddock 2-31; Adam Torrez 4-10; Andrew Shelton 1-8; Robby Bishop 2-2;
Jeffrey Mondy 1-2.
PASSING Rains, Jones 1-1-0 41 yards 1 TD; Aaron Potts 2-4-1 37
yards; Davis 0-1-0. Farmersville, Torrez 9-11-0 175 yards 3 TD; Bishop
RECEIVING Rains, Matthew Runion 2-53; White 1-25. Farmersville, Britton
Smallwood 3-69; Jerrod Craddock 1-54; Jeffrey Mondy 2-33; Bishop 3-19.