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Thu
10
Nov

Eagles lose "clawing" battle 25-16

Akeem Jackson, 15, heads up field for some of his 91 yards rushing last Friday night in Lorena. Helping pave the way for him are Jacob Gomez, 50, and Austin Hale, 79.

Photo by Avery Peterson

The Lorena Leopards are the (7-3) (5-0), undefeated District 9-4A, DII Champions of 2016, but last Friday night in Lorena, they barely hung on in a fierce "clawing battle" with our underdog Fairfield Eagles! As has often been the case this season, with this young and oft injured group of Eagles gridiron warriors, they fell quickly into a 12-0 hole to start the game.

However, instead of wilting, they clawed back fiercely and outplayed the champs on their own home turf for the remainder of the game - three plus quarters of hard-hitting action!

Those first 12 points were obtained despite a great game plan and start by Fairfield. The Eagles took the opening kickoff, and methodically used 4:27 of game clock, as they earned three first downs and gobbled up 56 yards of football real estate, before turning the ball over on downs at the Leopards 20 yard line.

Wed
26
Oct

Eagles fall to Waco Connally 40-23

Fairfield’s 2016 gridiron fortunes continued its’ slide into unaccustomed waters last Friday night, as an ineffective passing game & repeated center snap problems in the 1st quarter alone, hobbled the offense, while the Eagle defense didn’t get its’ claws unfurled until they had yielded their 27th point early in the 2nd period! Two plays into the game, after Fairfield had received the opening kickoff, a rolling snap & a launch over the QB’s head set the offense back 19 yards & wrecked their effectiveness. After another great Rodriguez-Reyes punt of 45 yards, Connally set up shop at their own 42 yard line, taking only five plays & 1:54 on the scoreboard clock to get their 1st of four first half TD’s! Over the next four offensive series, the Eagles earned one 1st down on a bruising Akeem Jackson 15 yard jaunt, but had three incomplete pass attempts & another snap that sailed far over its’ intended target’s head!

Wed
17
Aug

FHS gridders shutout Mustangs in scrimmage

Eagle running back Kam Ransom dances around the Madisonville defense, thanks to some good blocking, in last Friday's first scrimmage of the 2016 season.

Photo by Avery Peterson

In a contest shortened by the threat of lightning, the Fairfield Eagle varsity football team turned in a suffocating defensive effort against Madisonville last Friday night, giving up only a handful of first downs and one long run, as they scored twice, while keeping the Mustangs out of the end zone!

On the lone run of any significance, their runner burst through the line and bolted from the 25 to the 25, before the Eagles' Elijah Ransom ran him down from behind.

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Wed
20
Jul

2016 high school football Eagle style

Gridiron clashes don't come any tougher or more revealing than Fairfield's opening game in a little over a month from now! The strengths and weaknesses of Eagle football fortunes for 2016 will be on display before the first breezes of September sweep across the fields.

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Wed
29
Jun

Golf Scramble slated for July 4

Tri-County Golf Club at the Vineyards, on U.S. 84 between Fairfield and Teague, is hosting an 18-hole Golf Scramble Monday, July 4. Registration for the event ends at 8:45 a.m.; the scramble will begin at 9 a.m.

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Thu
23
Jun

10U Softball team heads to district

Congratulations to the Teague 10U Softball team who are headed to district competitions. This team is sponsored by Freestone Credit Union. Team members are (front) Korree Risken, Annie Oakes, Keely Mathis, Delainey Long, and Bryleigh Whittington; (middle) Jacey Evans, Layla Richardson, Reese Stacks, and Cate Satterwhite; (back) Coach Colin Stacks, FCU President DeAnne Harris, and Coach Tommie Oakes.
Photo submitted by Kenny Young

Wed
08
Jun

2nd Greatest Show on Earth plans underway

Activities are being planned now for the upcoming 2016 Freestone County Fair & Rodeo slated for the week of June 13-17. The annual event will kick off at 7 p.m. Monday, June 13, with the parade. This year's theme is The Second Greatest Show on Earth.
Those participating in the Home and Garden Show can check their projects in from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, June 15, for a $5 registration fee. Go Texan quilt entries need to be entered from 7:30 a.m. To 2 p.m. Home and Garden judging is from 3 to 6 p.m.
The carnival opens at 6 p.m. Monday night.
Freestone County groups, organizations, and clubs are invited to participate in the annual parade. Prize money will be awarded to the following winners:
n Spirit of Freestone County Award - $50 to the business or organization that best represents the use of the theme

Wed
01
Jun

Lady Eagles named to All-District team

These happy Lady Eagles and their coach were named to the 2016 All-District Softball Team! Pictured are: Kerry Hand, Coach of the Year; Kaci Bachtel, First Team MVP; Banner Monico, infield; Claire Partain, outfield; Abby Garcia, Second Team pitcher; Lauran Adcock, Second Team infield; Jennifer Reed, Second Team Outfield; Meghan Peterson and Lauren Cole, Honorable Mention; Academic All-District Abby Knight, Kara Doyle, Katie Henrichs, Kealie House, Reed, Bachtel, Cole, Partain, Monico and Adcock.
Photo by Roy Peterson

Wed
18
May

Stick Horse, Muttin' Bustin' featured at fair

The Stick Horse Barrel Racing and Bull Riding events are back this year for boys and girls. Girls ages 4 and under, and 5-7, may sign up for the Barrel Racing. Boys ages 4 and under, and 5-7, may participate in the Bull Riding. This event is slated to begin at approximately 8 p.m.

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Wed
11
May

$10K raised at FISD golf tourney

The FISD Education Foundation raised nearly $10,000 from its first annual golf tournament Friday, May 6, at Tri-County Golf Club at the Vineyards. Each four-member team paid an entry fee of $500, and a long list of sponsors gave thousands in donations.
As the top "Marquee Sponsor," Luminant gave $2,000 and Service Solutions provided a nearly $1,000 donation as the tournament lunch sponsor, which was catered by Farm House Restaurant in Mexia.

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