Fairview Football Scores Early Season Wins
September 6, 2023
On Saturday, Aug. 26, Fairview and the defending state champion Belt Huskies met on the red-turf field in Winifred. The Warriors fell behind early 0-6 but a 28-yard TD pass from Jeff Tjelde to Jaxon Vitt, plus the PAT kick by Tyler Loan, gave the Warriors a 7-6 lead going into half time. Loan scored on a 2-yard run in the third quarter and a 36-yard run in the fourth quarter, also adding both PAT kicks, giving the Warriors a 21-14 lead late in the fourth quarter. Belt made an improbable late touchdown throwing a fourth-and-goal 13-yard TD pass with 20 seconds left pulling them within a single point. The Fairview defense stood tall on the 2-point conversion holding the Belt QB short of the end zone securing the one-point victory over the defending state champions, 21-20!
Rushing: Brock Schlothauer: 14 carries - 79 yards; Tyler Loan: 9-54, 2 TDs; Wyatt McPherson: 7-43
Receiving: Deacon Gackle: 3 catches - 48 yards; Jaxon Vitt: 1-28, 1 TD
The Warriors traveled to Scobey to play the Spartans on Friday, Sept. 1. The Spartans put up a good fight, but the Warriors were just too much for the less experienced Spartan team. At half time the score was 36-0 in favor of the Warriors with touchdown runs by Wyatt McPherson (1 yd), Tyler Loan (1 yd), and Troy Karst (5 yd). Jeff Tjelde hit Deacon Gackle for a 41-yard touchdown and Jaxon Vitt for a 15-yard touchdown. Gavin Serafini secured a sack in the end zone giving the Warriors a safety while Tyler Loan made 4-5 PAT attempts. With the clock running in the second half, the Warriors scored two more rushing touchdowns by Tyler Loan (14 & 4 yards) and 1-2 PAT attempts. Scobey scored a late touchdown bringing the final score to 49-6.
Rushing: Wyatt McPherson: 12-108, 1 TD; Brock Schlothauer: 14-80; Tyler Loan: 5-23, 3 TDs
Receiving: Deacon Gackle: 5-78, 1 TD; Jaxon Vitt: 2-21, 1 TD.