Fairfield gets behind early, loses to WilliamsburgWilliamsburg wins 56-14
The Trojans endured another tough loss Friday in Williamsburg.
The Raiders took it to the Trojans and won 56-14. Williamsburg scored early and often, and walked into the locker room at halftime up 49-7.
The Trojans (1-4) poor start began with an interception thrown on the first offensive play. Jordan Whitney’s pass was returned 30 yards for a touchdown by Williamsburg’s Andrew Wichmann.
Down 14-0, the Trojans put together an 84-yard drive that was capped off by a 2-yard touchdown run by Cameron Baumann. That score restored hope on sideline, but that hope was quickly dashed by a 24-yard Williamsburg touchdown run just four minutes later.
“We were mismatched up front in terms of size and talent,” Fairfield coach Mike Schenck said.
Whitney’s second interception was also returned for a touchdown. This happened right before halftime, resulting in the 49-7 hole the Trojans found themselves in.
The Trojans were forced to pass more than usual because of the score. Receiver Alex Shier had a fantastic game, catching eight passes for 91 yards. Vince Horras had four catches of his own that went for 53 yards.
Micah Harris led the team in total tackles with five. Mason Ellis followed closely behind with four.
Fairfield is hoping to turn things around this week when it hosts Mount Pleasant. A homecoming win could help the Trojans distance themselves from the loss column. Fairfield beat Mount Pleasant last season 33-10.
Score 14 56
Rushing 55 209
Passing 212 213
Pass TD/Int 0-2 3-0
Punts 5 2
Fumbles-lost 1-0 1-0
Penalties 2 7
Penalty YDS 22 45
T.O.P. 18:14 17:46