Simsbury leads Farmington prior to delay

SIMSBURY — The Farmington Indians football team will have a little extra time to figure out how to overcome a 1-point to with the Simsbury Trojans in Thursday night’s season opener.

After 34 minutes of action, Simsbury led Farmington 14-13 when bolts of lightning lit up the sky, bumping the conclusion of the season opener to Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. Farmington will have the ball deep in their own end with 1:57 left in the third.

When play resumes, Farmington will probably stick with what worked during the game thus far, the ground game.

Ivan Guadalupe was the clear workhorse for the Indians, scoring a touchdown with 6:23 left in the first.

However, Simsbury hung tough, driving the length of the field and scoring on a 10-yard quarterback keeper by James Hermson.

After the first concluded, the Indians countered with an impressive drive that included a 53-yard run by Guadalupe, but a touchdown saving tackle seemed to give Simsbury’s defense confidence. Unfortuantely for the Trojans, Jeremy Buck was able to post six to give Farmington the lead on a fourth and one run.

After Farmington missed the extra point, Simsbury’s Brad Heimcamp decided to take over with devastating conviction.

The senior fullback burst through the Farmington defense for a 64-yard run, and punctuated the drive with a 10-yard scoring rush. The Trojans made the extra point to take the lead.

With Farmington driving down the field all the way to the 14 yard line and time running out, Heimcamp, now in at linebacker, picked off an Indians pass with 17 second left, assuring Simsbury would lead after the first 24 minutes.

The teams each had two possessions before the lightning delay.

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