Fairview Warriors Overcome Shelby Coyotes In Heated Football Game Oct. 27

The Fairview Warriors came out hot on an unusually cold October day shocking the Shelby Coyotes in the first round of the Class C 8-man playoffs. Fairview, the #1 seed in the East, scored 40 unanswered points in the first quarter against Shelby, the #3 seed in the North. After a first play 30-yard pass to Jaxon Vitt, Wyatt McPherson took the handoff on the next play 35-yards for a touchdown. Keegan Skogas added the 2-point conversion and two plays into the game it was 8-0 Warriors. Brock Schlothauer caused a fumble on Shelby's first series. The Warriors capitalized on a circus catch by Deacon Gackle off a 30-yard tipped pass from Jeff Tjelde. McPherson added another touchdown run from 3-yards out and a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown. Gackle took a shovel pass 65-yards to make the first quarter score 40-0. Tyler Loan ran a 14-yard touchdown and McPherson added a 45-yard touchdown pass from Tjelde bringing the halftime score to 56-0.

Schlothauer took the ball 52-yards to start the third quarter pushing the score to 64-0. Skogas added seven 2-point conversions tying a school record for conversion runs in a game. Loan had an interception and fumble recovery on defense. Troy Karst returned a kickoff 75-yards in the fourth quarter and also forced a fumble and recovered it, too. Fairview ran 28 plays for 413 total yards. That is 18 rushes for 203 yards with 4 touchdowns and 7-10 passing for 210 yards with 3 touchdowns. Schlothauer had 6 carries for 127 yards and 1 touchdown while Gackle had 4 catches for 135 yards and 2 touchdowns. The #1 ranked Warriors travel to Arlee this weekend to face the #1 seed in the West in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs.


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