The Northeast Corner Conference Big Division title now runs through Benton.
Fairfield made a statement with its victory Friday night, a 29-17 road win over Angola to improve to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the NECC Big Division. The Falcons can win the Big Division with wins over Garrett and Lakeland at home in the next two weeks.
“It was huge for our kids and huge for our program,” said Fairfield coach Matt Thacker of the win. “It was just a great night for us. Everything we had talked about amongst ourselves, practiced for and playing for kind of came to fruition. It was great to be a part of and great to be on our sideline.”
Much like it has all year, the running game was key for Fairfield against the Hornets. This week, though, it was senior fullback Carson Abramson getting the bulk of the load. He rushed the ball 24 times for 114 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-clinching score late in the fourth quarter.
A tweak in the game…