Fairview dominates stats, not score; BA scores 57
By Joe Williams, Sports Editor
Lewis County 37, Fairview 34
Fairview (6-1, 5-1 District 11-AA) dominated every offense statistical category except the one on the scoreboard as the Yellow Jackets suffered their first loss of the year on the road at Lewis County (6-0, 4-0) 37-34.
The contest see-sawed from the opening minutes as Lewis County's 6-0 lead evaporated on a 15-yard Garrett Wall run in the first quarter putting Fairview up 7-6. Wall's second score, a 4-yard run, tied the game in the second before the Panthers tacked on a field goal to end the first half with a 17-14 lead.
The second half was no different, as each team scored only to be answered by the other. Dreshad Moore got 73 of his 117 yards on a scoring run in the third and Hunter Zimmerman threw a pair of touchdown completions in the fourth quarter, a 9-yard strike to Mike Jordan and a 60-yarder to Nic Harvey, but Fairview could not get the ball back to close the deal.
Wall finished with 144 yards rushing on 15 attempts and 55 yards more through the air. Harvey had 130 yards on 6 catches as part of Zimmerman's 208 yard, 9-of-19 night.
Fairview put up 514 yards of offense (208 passing, 306 rushing) against just 308 for Lewis County (201 passing, 107 rushing), but the 34-yards from the field goal made the difference for the Panthers.
Fairview gets next week off before preparing for another road trip to Hickman County.
Brentwood Academy 57, Pope John Paul II 6
Pope John Paul II picked a bad time to play Brentwood Academy.
The Eagles (4-2, 1-2 Div. II-AA), anxious to make a statement that they are not out of the running for a play-off spot, put all 57 points on the board in the first half in the runaway win over the Knights (3-4, 0-4 Div. II-AA).
C.J. Sanders scored three times and Shon Lumpkin added two more in the 24-minute rout. Sanders caught a pair of passes for 77 yards and two scores as Tyler Swafford had an impressive night, going 11-of-15 passing for 191 yards.
Brentwood Academy rolled up 404 yards of offense while the defense held JPII to just 153, with the Knights only score coming in the fourth quarter on 14-yard pass.
The Eagles host McCallie of Chattanooga next week in a key Division II match-up.
|Michael Roberts (15) looks to elude a Giles County defender as Van White (53) closes to block. Photo by Kevin Harvey
|Mason Smith is looking for the homerun delivery from Zak Mizell in Page's homecoming game against Giles County last night. Photo by Kevin Harvey
| Michael Roberts (15) and Page coach Charles Rathbone celebrate a score during homecoming. Photo by Kevin Harvey
Giles County 46, Page 21
Giles County (6-1,2-1 District 12-AA) exploded for 20 unanswered points on three 40 yard-plus passing plays in the third quarter to post an insurmountable 40-7 lead over Page (2-4, 0-3 District 12-AA) before the Patriots finally ran out of time, losing 46-21 in a District 12-AA match up in Rudderville.
The Bobcats took a 20-7 lead into the locker room, helped by a 64-yard interception return, then added scoring passes of 42, 48 and 48-yards in the third quarter to pull away.
Zak Mizell was 16-of-38 for 120 yards for the Patriots to go with three interceptions, scattering the 16 completions among seven receivers. Page gained 141 yards on the ground, 99 of them on a fourth quarter run by Baylor Breckenridge.
The mental and physical exhaustion that comes with a hard fought game is clear on the face of Page lineman Cameron Dugan.
Photo by Kevin Harvey
Posted on: 10/5/2013