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Trojans time to face Demons

Fairfield invades town for Washington Homecoming

Fairfield's Payton Cline emerges from past scrimmage, carrying the footbal for some of his 72 yards Friday in a 16-15 loss to Burlington. (Doug Brenneman/Union)
Fairfield's Payton Cline emerges from past scrimmage, carrying the footbal for some of his 72 yards Friday in a 16-15 loss to Burlington. (Doug Brenneman/Union)

WASHINGTON — A lot of distractions can mean a lot of disappointment if a team loses a game because it wasn’t focused on the task at hand.

Washington, which is ranked fifth and getting votes for No. 1 in Class 3A with an unbeaten record, has celebrated Homecoming activities this week which culminate in Friday’s football game against the Trojans of Fairfield.

The Trojans, who have a record of 1-3, 0-2 in District 5, have improved considerably since last year’s 71-6 home loss to the Demons, but have not had a victory in the last eight contests with the Demons.

Fairfield’s Isaac Harris has 376 yards passing while Washington’s Trashaun Willis has 390. Each have five touchdowns. Willis has 252 yards rushing, Harris 40.

Payton Cline got the Trojan offense going last week in the 16-15 loss to Burlington and has 146 yards on 58 rushes. The Demons have two running backs with more than 100 yards in Wyatt Stout and Wilx Witthoft.

Fairfield’s Brody Angstead has 176 receiving yards on five catches with the help of a 90-yard reception but Max Weaton is the go-to guy with 10 catches for 110 yards. Spencer Sotelo leads the Demons with nine catches for 106 yards with Ethan Patterson getting 75 yards on seven receptions.

The Demon defense has made a difference in every game and has 33 tackles for loss led by Reece Mayer and Zayne Laws with six apiece. Logan Adam has five TFL of Fairfield’s 25.

Washington has eight take-aways. The special teams have made contributions with an average punt return of 17 yards and kickoff returns at 25.

The Trojans have six take-aways and average 18 yards on kick returns, 8.3 on punt returns.