Huskies roll over Farson-Eden in first round

Stephanie Tolman

The freezing temperatures didn’t slow down the Burlington Huskies on Friday as they defeated Farson-Eden 64-20 in the first round of the Class 1A six-man football playoffs.
“It was an exciting game for us,” said Coach Trent Aagard. “Farson did some good things and played hard and I thought we started a little flat, but we got going.”
Burlington scored early and often, building a 49-6 halftime lead en route to the 44-point win.
Offensively, the Huskies saw some big numbers from Joe Bassett. The junior had nine carries for 101 yards, caught two passes for another 85 yards and scored four touchdowns. Jordan Casey and Jordan Michaels added two touchdowns apiece and Hunter Aagard ran one in as well.
“For us, having more kids getting involved and contributing is a big deal,” said Coach Aagard. “It makes us more dynamic on offense and allows us to be fresher late in the game. This time of year, if you can play good team ball, you are hard to beat.”
Defensively, the Huskies had 10 players getting in on 56 total tackles. Bassett again led the way with 13 solo tackles and 5 assisted tackles. The Huskies worked their onside kicks; Kyler Winters, Weston Gotfredson and Taft Winters each had one recovery for the Huskies.
This week the Huskies, who are the No. 1 seed from the North, will host Encampment, the No. 2 seed from the South.  Kickoff is at 2 p.m. on Friday.
“They are a good, athletic team,” Coach Aagard said of Emcampment. “It will be a good game and a challenge for us, but if we play like we can, I like our chances.”

Burlington 64, Farson-Eden 20
RUSHING — Burlington 28-253 (Joe Bassett 9-101, Jordan Michaels 10-77).
PASSING — Burlington 9-of-18 for 206 yards (Jordan Michaels 7-of-13 for 182 yards). 
RECEIVING — Joe Bassett 2 catches for 85 yards.
DEFENSIVE STANDOUTS — Joe Bassett led with 31 points (13 solo tackles, 5 assisted tackles), followed by Weston Gotfredson with 18 (4 solo tackles, 5 assisted, 1 interception).