Wildcats outplay Aggies, 34-21

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FAIRVIEW – On Friday night the Fairview Aggies played host to region rival Hayden, who went home with the win, 34-21.

The Aggies started strong, flying down the field 63 yards to cap off the drive with a touchdown. Running back Tyvn Ellis rushed for 27 yards, while Scoot Bennett, Garrett Dunn and Ethan Holland each had receptions. Dayne Black sealed the drive with a 4-yard touchdown run. The Aggies took a 7-0 lead with 7:54 left in the first quarter.

Hayden came out strong as well, but the Wildcats’ first drive took only two plays for running back Caleb Wilson to gain a yard before running back Dylan Frasier rushed 71-yards for the touchdown, tying the game at 7.

Following a 27-yard punt by Klay Knop, Hayden started at the 41-yard line. The Wildcats went 49 yards and scored on the drive. Running backs Wilson, Frasier, Jay Burrow, Cole Goolsby and Evan Orr, all had carries on the drive. Goolsby rushed 20 yards for the touchdown to put Hayden up 13-7. The PAT was no good.

On their next drive, the Wildcats went 56 yards and scored as Wilson punched it in from 3-yards out to put Hayden up 20-7. Goolsby, Frasier, Orr and Burrow all had carries on the drive.

Hayden received the ball to open the second half and drove it 12 yards before a fumble by Goolsby allowed Holland to recover for the Aggies, who took over at the 30-yard line. On the ensuing drive, Ellis rushed for 15 yards before Black threw a bullet to Dunn for an 8-yard touchdown to cut Hayden’s lead to 20-14.

A few drives later, the Wildcats marched 53 yards and scored a touchdown on a 12-yard rush from Frasier to put Hayden up 26-14, following a missed 2-point conversion. Goolsby, Orr, and Burrow all had carries on the drive.

The Aggies answered with Ethan Satterfield carrying the ball for 5 yards and Dunn getting an 8-yard reception before Bennett caught the ball for a 47-yard TD as time expired to end the quarter with Fairview trailing 26-21.

Fairview’s first drive saw Holland go for a 16-yard reception before Black fumbled the ball and Hayden recovered. There was nothing doing, however, as the Wildcats were forced to punt.

Fairview’s next drive ended after one play when Wilson picked off Black. Hayden scored once more on a Goolsby touchdown run to seal the game for the Wildcats, 34-21.

For the Aggies, Ellis rushed for 76 yards, Dunn had 33 yards receiving and Bennett had 92 all-purpose yards. Jordan Earwood and Satterfield also played a role in the offense.

Frasier had 156 yards on the ground for Hayden with Goolsby and Wilson also having big nights.

Next week the Aggies will travel to Springville to continue region play and take on the Tigers.

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