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Wed
14
Nov

Eagles head to playoffs

Eagles Head Coach John Bachtel cheers as his team recovers a fumble during last week's game against the Salado Eagles.
Photo by Shae Garcia

Fairfield heads to the playoffs in Palestine Thursday night where they will compete against Wills Point High School after winning the battle of the Eagles in Salado last week. The final score of last week’s game was a rather close 28-15, bringing their final win-loss in district to 8-2.

Because of stadiums either closing or already having games scheduled on Friday night, the teams will face each other a day earlier at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15.

Coached by Greg Cranfill, the Wills Point Tigers’ win-loss record is at 5-4.

 

Wed
31
Oct

Eagles face Rockets Friday

Eagles quarterback Chad Rushin hits the end zone for a two-point conversion with several Connally Cougar's hot on his trail during Friday night's Homecoming game.
Photo by Shae Garcia

After taking a win during last week’s Homecoming game against Connally, Fairfield Eagles will face the Robinson Rockets Friday, Nov. 6, at the Robinson stadium. The Eagles beat the Connally Cougars Friday night 44-9, tying Fairfield’s win-loss record in District to 2-2.

“Robinson is 3-1 in district,” Head Coach John Bachtel said. “They had a big overtime win against Mexia last week. They are always explosive on offense. This year they are playing well on defense. The front four they have is causing opponents a lot of trouble.”

While Robinson’s overall score is 5-3, the team currently holds only one loss in district, making their record 3-1.

Thu
25
Oct

Varsity loses 3 to Mexia

Kailyn Partain gives it her all in the Libero position during last week's three-match game against Mexia. The varsity Lady Eagles fought hard against Mexia, but lost all three sets 27-25, 25-14, and 25-22.

Photo by Shae Garcia

Wed
17
Oct

XC runs away with District win

Fairfield's Varsity Lady Eagles were named District Champs for a ninth year in a row after a fabulous District meet in Fairfield recently.
Courtesy photos

By Eagle Beat entertainment editor Morgan Coleman

As heavy rain threatened, the Eagles lined up for the district cross country meet on their own course. After months of training and hours of anticipation, the runners gave the district meet their all and secured their place at the regional meet.

The varsity boys placed second as a team, and for the ninth year in a row, the varsity girls earned the title of District Champs. Following a successful District meet on Oct. 9 in Fairfield, both teams will travel to Huntsville to compete in the Regional meet on Oct. 22.  The only JV boy to place was Leon Rosales, finishing 21st with a time of 20:50.35.

Wed
10
Oct

Close loss to Mustangs

Kadarrius Walker, 2, runs the ball in for a touchdown.
Photo by Shae Garcia

The Fairfield Eagles (4-2) face the Mexia Blackcats (2-3) at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at the Mexia High School Stadium in an attempt to recoup some of their losses after their 20-17 loss to the Madisonville Mustangs last week.

The Blackcats – ranked 425 in the state – are coached by Frank Sandoval and Eagles Head Coach John Bachtel says his team will have to contain their speed in order to beat them.

Wed
26
Sep

Eagles get close win

Fairfield Eagles took to the field Friday night in Palestine for their hard-fought win against the Wildcats. The Eagles secured their fifth win of the season with a score of 17-14. KD Walker was responsible for two interceptions against the Wildcats, one resulting in a touchdown.
Photo by Shae Garcia

In a relatively close victory, Fairfield Eagles beat Palestine Wildcats Friday night, securing their fourth win of the season with a final score of 17-14. The game against Palestine started poorly for Fairfield, with Palestine gaining a quick lead in the first quarter. “Palestine was big and fast,” said Bachtel. “They did a lot of blitzing off the edges. We are going to work on the challenges that gave us. We caused four turnovers which helped us out during the game. In the future, we need to make their mistakes hurt them more.” A stalemate ensued between both teams throughout the rest of the first half, as well as the better part of the second half.

“We came across a team we underestimated,” said senior Cody Ferguson. “We had to play the best football we could to help my team come out on top.”

Thu
20
Sep

3rd win for Eagles

Jordan Gibson and #15 Justin Abram take care of business during the Eagles game against the Athens Hornets.
Photo by Shae Garcia

After securing their third win of this young football season against Athens, Fairfield plans ahead for the upcoming game against the Palestine Wildcats.

“Palestine is big and fast,” said Head Coach John Bachtel. “They had a big win over Rusk Friday night and they are as close to a rival as we have now.”

The game begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Palestine High School stadium. This is the Eagles fourth game of the season and only their second away game.

Fairfield beat the Athens Hornets last Friday in Athens, with a final score of 53-28.

Wed
12
Sep

Eagles win again

Jay-Mychael Hudson, 5, tackles a Bear with assistance by Kadarrius Walker, 2, and Jaise Oliver, 23, in Friday night's game against the Brownsboro Bears.
Photo by Shae Garcia

Fairfield Eagles took their second consecutive win of the season Friday night against the Brownsboro Bears, with a final score of 55-28. The football team will begin their third district game at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 14, at the Athens High School football stadium.

“Athens is really big and physical,” said Head Coach John Bachtel. “They will run the ball over 80 percent of the time. We will have to match their energy level. For this game, we will have to be quick and tough.” The team has already begun their preparation for the game this Friday.

Wed
05
Sep

Eagles beat Rusk in opening game 36-28

Fairfield Eagles lead the way onto Eagle Field Friday night to kick off the fall football season against the Rusk Eagles.
Photo by Shae Garcia

The Fairfield football team is slated to compete against the Brownsboro Bears at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at the Fairfield Eagle Football Stadium. In last week’s Friday night game which kicked off the long-awaited football season, our Eagles won against the Rusk Eagles with a final score of 36-28. “Brownsboro is a good football team,” said Head Coach John Bachtel. “They have two really good running backs, and they play good defense. It will be a great challenge for us as a team.” While Fairfield did make the first touchdown, they would later lose control of the first half and enter halftime with a score of 8-20. “The first half we had the big turnover,” said Bachtel. “They scooped and scored on us. Then we gave up two long touchdown passes.

Wed
22
Aug

Eagles show why they were area finalists

The Fairfield Eagles took on the Teague Lions in the first scrimmage game of the season at home Friday, Aug. 17. The Eagles pounded the field 182 yards in 31 rushing plays. The passing game was not quite as obvious with 9 completed passes out of 16 attempts for 127 yards. The quarterbacks averaged a little over 18 yards with each pass with one 23-yard interception. The Eagles dominated the field with 309 total yards for the duration of the scrimmage.

 

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