was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap as it fell 30 - 24 to Fordyce
. The score was tied up 8 - 8 at halftime, but Monticello was the less effective team in the second half.
Fordyce found its leader in an underclassman: Tray Hudson picked up 195 yards on the ground, which was enough to make him the team's best player. Billy Ferrell was in the mix too, providing Fordyce with two touchdowns.
The defeat dropped Monticello's record to 1-2. Fordyce's win is its first of the season and lifts it to 1-2.
Both Monticello and Fordyce will be guarding their home fields in their upcoming games. Monticello will face off against Star City Friday at 7:00 PM. This meeting makes it back-to-back home games for Monticello. Meanwhile, Fordyce will battle it out against Genoa Central on Friday at 7:00 PM.
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