Fairland’s ground game, defense too much for SP

Published 10:56 am Sunday, September 30, 2012

Jim Walker



PROCTORVILLE — Playing well between the tackles enabled the Fairland Dragons to keep their runners from being tackled.

Fairland used a strong running game and stingy defense to beat the South Point Pointers 41-6 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Friday.

While the Fairland offense rushed for 305 yards, the defense limited the Pointers to a net 34 yards.

“The biggest difference was up front. We controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball,” said Fairland coach Dave Carroll.

“Our backs ran well. Ceasar ran hard and it was nice to have Campbell back. That’s a good one-two punch when they’re healthy.”

Tyree Ceasar had 153 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries. After missing the last two games with an injury, Nathan Campbell ran six times for 64 yards.

Fairland (3-3, 1-0) took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 1-yard run by Ceasar and Trey Nestor’s conversion kick.

After South Point couldn’t come up with the ensuing kickoff, the Dragons scored on a 5-yard run by Kyle Sowards and it was 13-0.

The Dragons took over deep in Pointers’ territory when they tackled the South Point punter trying to run for the first down.

Ceasar scored on a 1-yard run with 44 seconds left in the quarter and Sowards’ conversion run made it 21-0.

Derrick Willis had a 7-yard touchdown run in the second quarter as Fairland built a 28-0 halftime lead.

Dylan Murphy’s 6-yard scoring run in the third quarter extended the lead to 34-0. Ceasar scored on the first play of the fourth quarter from 2 yards out and it was 41-0.

South Point (0-6, 0-1) avoided the shutout when Austin Majher hit Mason White with a 25-yard touchdown pass.

South Point 0 0 0 6 = 6

Fairland 21 7 6 7 = 41

First Quarter

Fa — Tyree Ceasar 1 run (Trey Nestor kick)

Fa — Kyle Sowards 5 run (kick failed)

Fa — Tyree Ceasar 1 run (Kyle Sowards run)

Second Quarter

Fa — Derrick Willis 7 run (Trey Nestor kick)

Third Quarter

Fa — Dylan Murphy 6 run (kick failed)

Fourth Quarter

Fa — Tyree Ceasar 2 run (Trey Nestor kick)

SP — Mason White 25 pass from Austin Majher (kick failed)

Team Statistics


First downs 7 16

Rushes-yards 24-34 52-305

Yards passing 145 40

Total yards 181 345

Cmp-Att-Int 6-11-2 1-1-0

Fumbles-lost 3-1 1-1

Penalties-yards 4-75 13-126

Individual Leaders

RUSHING—South Point: Austin Majher 13-36, D’Angelo Palladino 2-2, Mason White 2-1, Josh Browning 2-2, James Leonard 3-0, Gage Townson 2-minus 7; Fairland: Tyree Ceasar 19-153, Kyle Sowards 9-47, Nathan Campbell 6-64, TreyNestor 4-20, Chance short 4-9, Derrick Willis 1-7, Isaiah Geiger 2-3, Kobe Woodall 1-minus 1.

PASSING—South Point: Austin Majher 5-7-1 123, Gagte Townson 1-5-1 22; Fairland: Chance Short 1-1-0 40.

RECEIVING—South Point: Josh Browning 4-100, Mason White 2-45; Fairland: Cody Midkiff 1-40.