Fairfield Eagles football


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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Trustees OK track project, talk STAAR

The newly installed football field (pictured above) is ready for the 2016-17 football season thanks to Hellas Construction.

Photo courtesy of Hellas

Despite an unbudgeted setback with the track and field at Fairfield High School, trustees gave the go ahead to Hellas Construction to replace the track and asphalt after it was found that water damage had caused cracks under the surface. The project will cost a total of $179,800.

“It has a good base,” said Hellas representative Paul Schumer at the July 12 meeting. “Water soaked into the porous surface and water is a track's worst enemy. But the base is good and this should fix it for another 28 to 30 years.”

Hellas, who recently replaced the school's football field turf, is set to begin in the next week or so despite the fact that several sports and marching practices will need to be held. Athletic Director John Bachtel said he and the maintenance team have readied the practice field in preparation for the construction.

“This is best for the long-term interest of the district,” said Superintendent Rick Edwards.

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