Fairfield defeats Davis CountyWhitney passes for over 200 yards
Talk about bouncing back in a big way.
The Fairfield Trojans (1-1) defeated Davis County (0-2) on Friday by the score of 34-7. The win avenges last season’s loss to Davis County that occurred because of a last second field goal. It also avenges the 47-0 loss Fairfield endured at the hands of Albia in week one.
“As the game progressed we got more confident and we played better and better,” said Fairfield head coach Mike Schenck.
After a scoreless first quarter, Fairfield got into a groove in the second. Quarterback Jordan Whitney threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Hoehne. Whitney would also tack on a rushing touchdown in the quarter, which put the Trojans up 14-0 at halftime.
Late in third quarter, Whitney connected with Alex Shier for a 53-yard touchdown pass. Up 21-0, the Trojans began to feel like their night had finally arrived.
“We were much more efficient offensively,” Schenck said. “We eliminated turnovers and that led to big things.”
Davis County quarterback Justin Utt threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Jones just minutes later, cutting the Fairfield lead to 14 going into the fourth quarter.
Whitney would then lead another Trojans touchdown drive. Running back Nick Jackson finished the drive with a 1-yard run. Jackson led Fairfield in rushing with 85 yards.
Whitney rushed for 35 yards, but that doesn’t compare to what he was able to do through the air. After a dismal week one, Whitney finished 18-19 with 211 yards and three touchdowns.
Shier and Vince Horras each had four receptions and a touchdown. Jackson and Hoehne each had three receptions.
Dakota Nye caught an interception.