Gaydosz then coughed up the ball in his own territory on the third play on the ensuing possession, allowing the Warriors to set up shop with a golden opportunity. But after a three-and-out, Farley capped a seven-play, 80-yard drive with his 12-yard score and Midland was never threatened again.
"They're a good football team," Warriors coach Ralph Hensley said. "They're big and strong and Farley can run - he's the man. Gaydosz he played real well too. We played with them a little bit, we just can't maintain as much as we need too. We just need to work on tackling I guess, because we didn't tackle well again, and if you can't tackle you can't win."
Jackson finished as Riverside's leading rusher with 92 yards on 11 carries while Trevor Rumberg threw for 168 yards on 10-of-19 passing with a 77-yard touchdown strike to Damarrie' Lain in the first quarter that made the score 7-6. Lain also scored on a 24-yard run.
Gaydosz scored on runs of 38 and 1 yard while Matthews scored on a 6-yard run and hauled in a 42-yard scoring toss from Coy Pettit to start the scoring. Pettit contributed 129 yards through the air, bringing Midland's gaudy yardage total to 603.
And finally, Chris Molina put a pretty little record-breaking bow on a great opening three weeks by blasting a 48-yard field goal to close the scoring, setting a school mark.
Midland is playing well in all three phases, and even with the schedule strengthening in the next couple of weeks (South Charleston, at Huntington, Woodrow Wilson), the Knights are riding high.
"We're playing lights out," Farley said. "We're on a roll and I want to keep it going, but all of this hard work we've put in, in the spring all the way to the summer - we just want that state title and that's what it's going for."
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