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The Fairfield Recorder Sports

December 26, 2013 n Page 3B

Fairfield fans await arrival of Eagles at a pep rally Friday morning that included sending off the team to its state final game against Argyle in AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Photo by Mike Reddell

Game-by-game summary of Eagles’ season Game 1: Eagles 70, Diboll 13 August 30 Fairfield Eagle Head Coach John Bachtel said his team is on the right track toward achieving its pre-season goal of dominating every play. Nowhere was that more evident than the Eagles’ lopsided win over Diboll, 70-13 last Friday night at Eagle Field. “I worry about us, if we execute every play, we will achieve our main goal. “I’m pretty happy with the way we’re working right now,” Bachtel said. Against Diboll, Fairfield had some 560 total yards of offense – 324 yards rushing and 232 yards in the air. Fairfield tallied up 33 points in the opening quarter. Eagle senior running back Larry Rose rushed 10 times for 122 yards and four touchdowns to give Fairfield its first win of the season. Raheem Hayes added 84 yards and a touchdown. The Eagles led 47-7 at the half. Senior quarterback Jacob Gallegos completed 9 of 12

passes for 184 yards and two TDs, both to Colby Minze. Chance Carroll added to the Eagles aerial display, going 2 for 2, with passes for 13 and 35 yards. The defense also contributed points, with Alex Ward scoring a touchdown on one of his two interceptions. “This was a good team effort. Good thing about this game was that we get a lot of people a lot of playing time, which pays off later in the season,” Bachtel said. “Each game will get a little more difficult,” as the season progresses, the coach added. “Each team will get better and better. Game 2: Eagles 57, Canton 0 September 6 Fairfield's dominating 570 defeat of Canton was complete on both sides of the Eagle senior Bryson Gates (12) makes an over-the-top stop on an Argyle runner Friday night. ball Friday night at Eagle Photo by Linsey Turner Field. Fairfield's defensive contotal of 28 yards. moving the ball. with great unity and intensi- offensive effort with 168 trol over Canton's offense Even after Fairfield “Overall, our defense ty and that got our offense rushing yards on nine carries was thorough, holding the began pulling starters in the played really well,” said going well,” Bachtel pointed for an impressive 18.7-yardgreen and white Eagles to second half after rolling to a head coach John Bachtel. out. See Season “They went out right off Senior back Larry Rose 65 passing yards and minus- 57-0 first-half lead, Canton Page 4B continued to have problems the bat. The defense played led the Eagles' 421-yard 37 rushing yards for a net


An Argyle runningback found a stiff Eagle defense, with Dominic Brackens (6) moving in to help, in the state title game Friday.

Photo by Linsey Turner

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