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Trojans look to build on momentum

Fairfield prepares for Fort Madison
By ALLYUS FRITZ/Ledger sports editor | Oct 10, 2013

A team that was looking for consistency will find it Friday.

The Fairfield Trojans will take the same starting lineup that it had against Mount Pleasant on the road to Fort Madison.

Freshman Cameron Baumann, fresh off a six-touchdown performance in the first start of his young career, will start at quarterback for the Trojans. Baumann was 14 for 22 with 197 yards through the air last week. Alex Christensen will get his second start of the season at running back because of Nick Jackson’s season ending injury.

Tight end Vince Horras, who statistically had his best game of the season last week, will need to continue to help out his new quarterback in the passing game.

“We’re going to have to work a little bit on our communication and ball placement,” Horras said. “But that’s what happens when you get into it after five weeks have passed.”

It looks as though the Trojans will be able to put points on the board. The real test for the Trojans will come on the defensive side of the ball. Fort Madison will try to run the ball and wear down Fairfield, much like Keokuk did three weeks ago.

“They’re a real physical team,” Coach Mike Schenck said. “They’ll try to control the ball on the ground and keep the ball from us.”

Fort Madison senior Alex Hayes and sophomore Kameron Cooper each had over 100 yards rushing in last week’s loss to Centerville. Quarterback Cruz Fedler leads the Bloodhounds in rushing yards. Fedler has more yards on the ground than he does through the air, plus he has only thrown one passing touchdown on the season. Clearly, Fort Madison lives and dies by the ground game.

This is an important game for each team. Both teams need a victory to keep pace in the Class 3A District 7 standings. Fairfield has Centerville and then a non-district game against Chariton still remaining on its schedule. If Keokuk loses to Williamsburg and Fairfield beats Fort Madison, the Trojans would leapfrog those teams and find themselves in fourth place in the district standings.

Fort Madison still has to travel to district power Washington. The Bloodhounds will close their season out by hosting Keokuk.

 

District Look

Washington’s win over Williamsburg last week puts them in prime position to win the district. With only Mount Pleasant, Fort Madison and Centerville still to play, it’s reasonable to believe Washington could be 8-1 entering the playoffs. Centerville plays the only non-district game Friday, and it will travel to play Carlisle.

 

Team, Overall Record, District Record

Washington 5-1 3-0

Williamsburg 4-2 3-1

Centerville 4-2 3-1

Ft. Madison 2-4 1-2

Keokuk 2-4 1-2

Fairfield 2-4 1-3

Mt. Pleasant 0-6 0-3

 

Class 3A District 7 Games (10/11)

Fairfield @ Fort Madison

Centerville @ Carlisle

Washington @ Mount Pleasant

Keokuk @ Williamsburg

 

Fairfield projected starting lineup

Offense

Pos. Name Class

QB Cameron Baumann Fr

RB Alex Christensen Jr

WR Alex Shier Sr

WR Alex Crile So

WR Jonathan Hoehne Sr

TE Vince Horras Sr

LT Brett Scott Sr

LG Mason Ellis Sr

C Cody Craff Sr

RG Dillon Carlson Jr

RT Austin Gridley Sr

 

Defense

Pos. Name Class

DE Vince Horras Sr

DT Micah Harris Sr

DT Brett Scott Sr

DE Justin Leonard Sr

OLB Narendra Martin Jr

ILB Riley Hammel Sr

ILB Mason Ellis Sr

OLB Dakota Nye Jr

CB Jordan Whitney Sr

CB Jonathan Hoehne Sr

SS Zane Richmond Jr

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