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Fairfield falters in Fort Madison

Fairfield’s Aiden Lyons pulls the football in over a Fort Madison defender Friday during the Trojans 55-12 loss in Fort Madison. (Heidi Bowman/Courtesy)
Fairfield’s Aiden Lyons pulls the football in over a Fort Madison defender Friday during the Trojans 55-12 loss in Fort Madison. (Heidi Bowman/Courtesy)
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FORT MADISON — It just wasn’t meant to be for the Fairfield football team on Friday night, and that was clear from the opening buzzer. The Trojans couldn’t slow down a scorching hot Fort Madison team, falling 55-12 in their final regular season game.

Fairfield’s offense was shut out for the entire first half. Fort Madison put up four touchdowns in the first quarter and two more in the second to lead 42-0 at the break and put the entire second half into running clock.

The Bloodhounds scored once more in the third quarter to take a 49-0 lead.

Fairfield finally found the end zone in the fourth. The Trojans scored their first touchdown on a 40-yard pass to Aiden Lyons with 5:46 left in the game. Fort Madison, however, returned the ensuing kickoff all the way back to the end zone.

The Trojans were able to put one more score on the board with just 17.6 seconds remaining. This time it was Max Weaton who caught a pass in the end zone.

Fairfield was unable to contain Fort Madison’s Landes Williams. The junior quarterback went 11-for-12 for 221 yards and three touchdowns, and also ran for 62 yards and a score.

Fairfield ended the regular season 1-6 overall, having loss their last six games after an opening-night win over Knoxville. The Trojans could get some revenge in the first round of the playoffs when they travel to Keokuk, the same team who spoiled their Homecoming earlier this month.