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Fairland wins free-scoring game with SP

Published 1:58am Monday, October 7, 2013

Jim Walker


SOUTH POINT — No one could blame the scoreboard if it had blown a fuse.

With more than 1,000 yards of total offense between them, the Fairland Dragons outscored the South Point Pointers 74-43 Friday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Fairland (3-3, 1-0) amassed 701 total yards with 341 coming on the ground and 360 through the air.

Evan Maddox ran 16 times for 218 yards and scored three touchdowns. Quarterback Chance Short was 18-of-28 passing for 262 yards and six touchdowns. He also ran for a score.

Kyle Sowards had four receptions for 131 yards and three TDs. Maddox caught four passes for 98 yards and two scores.

South Point (4-2, 0-1) was led by quarterback Gage Townson who was 18 of 39 for 366 yards and four touchdowns.

The Pointers ran for minus 13 yards due to Townson being sacked for a minus 37 yards.

The Pointers’ Isaih Jones caught six passes for 160 yards, Josh Browning two for 75 yards and Mason White seven for 66 yards. White caught two touchdown passes while Jones and Browning had one each.

Fairland took a 6-0 lead on a 70-yard punt return, but South Point tied the game on a 36-yard pass to White.

The Dragons then took the lead for good with three straight touchdowns on a 69-yard pass to Sowards, a 45-yard pass to Maddox and a 46-yard touchdown run by Maddox.

Browning’s 44-yard touchdown reception cut the deficit to 26-13, but Maddox hauled in a 38-yard scoring strike from Short and it was 33-13 at the end of the first quarter.

The Dragons then went up 55-13 at the half with three touchdowns in the second quarter. Short ran 13 yards for a score and threw 18 yards to Sowards for a TD, and then Campbell had a 2-yard touchdown run.

Fairland outscored the Pointers 19-12 in the third quarter to build a 74-25 lead.

Fairland 33 22 19 0 = 74

South Point 13 0 12 18 = 43

First Quarter

Fa — Nathan Campbell 70 punt return (kick failed)

SP — Mason White 36 pass from Gage Townson (kick failed)

Fa — Kyle Sowards 69 pass from Chance Short (kick failed)

Fa — Evan Maddox 45 pass from Chance Short (Phillip Beaty kick)

Fa — Evan Maddox 46 run (Phillip Beaty kick)

SP — Josh Browning 44 pass from Gage Townson (Alex Whitt kick)

Fa — Evan Maddox 38 pass from Chance Short (Phillip Beaty kick)

Second Quarter

Fa — Chance Short 13 run (Kyle Sowards pass from Chance Short)

Fa — Kyle Sowards 18 pass from Chance Short (Phillip Beaty kick)

Fa — Nathan Campbell 2 run (Phillip Beaty kick)

Third Quarter

SP — Mason White 10 pass from Gage Townson (pass failed)

Fa — Kyle Sowards 10 pass from Chance Short (Phillip Beaty kick)

Fa — Dylan Murphy 14 pass from Chance Short (Phillip Beaty kick)

SP — James Leonard 7 run (pass failed)

Fa — Nathan Campbell 14 run (kick failed)

Fourth Quarter

SP — Isaih Jones 31 from Gage Townson (pass failed)

SP — Gage Townson 1 run (pass failed)

SP — Interception return (run failed)



First downs 30 15

Rushes-yards 40-341 20-minus 13

Passing yards 360 366

Total yards 701 353

Cmp-Att-Int 18-31-0 18-39-0

Fumbles-lost 3-2 1-0

Penalties-yards 16-150 10-48


Individual Leaders

RUSHING—Fairland: Evan Maddox 16-218, Nathan Campbell 8-67, Chance Short 4-14, Kobe Woodall 4-7, Derrick Willis 1-31, Will Rankin 3-2; South Point: Tyler Branch 1-10, Mason White 6-6, Gage Townson 8-minus 37, James Leonard 5-8.

PASSING—Fairland: Chance Short 18-28-0 362, Trey Nester 1-2-0 minus 2, Drew Norris 0-1-0; South Point: Gage Townson 18-39-0 366.

RECEIVING—Fairland: Kyle Sowards 4-131, Evan Maddox 4-98, Nathan Campbell 4-37, Austin Christian 2-35, Derrick Willis 1-35, Dylan Murphy 2-32, Cameron Brogan 1-minus 2; South Point: Mason White 7-66, Josh Browning 2-75, Audric Harlow 1-34, Isaih Jones 6-160, James Leonard 1-5, Tyler Branch 2-21, Davon Leonard 1-7.

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