Sportspage Game of the Week
At Dafford Smith Stadium - Fairview
West Point 6 0 15 6 - 27 (4-2, 3-1)
Fairview 0 7 7 0 - 14 (2-3, 0-3)
WP - Hunter Persall 14 run (Kick failed) 5:41 in 1st
FV - Dayne Black 76 pass to Garrett Dunn (Jaxxon Swann kick) 0:03 in 2nd
WP - Persall 58 run (Rylan Jones run) 11:38 in 3rd
FV - Black 34 pass to Scoot Bennett (Swann kick) 1:46 in 3rd
WP - Jones 24 run (Steven Rodriguez kick) 0:15 in 3rd
WP - Persall 55 run (Kick failed) 4:23 in 4th
FLASH NOTES: Homecoming was enjoyable for the Aggies at halftime. Fairview forced West Point to fumble the ball, allowing them to have possession one last time in the second period trailing 6-0.
A 76-yard pass from Dayne Black to Garrett Dunn, followed by the conversion from Jaxxon Swann lifted the spirit of the Aggies as they led at the break, 7-6.
But West Point's Hunter Persall scored on the first snap of the third period, racing 58 yards and a two-point run from Rylan Jones put them in front at 14-7.
A 51-yard drive late in the third by the Aggies was good to get the game tied. Black found Scoot Bennett open in the end zone, who made a great catch in getting behind the secondary. The kick by Swann with 1:46 showing placed the battle at 14-14.
Unfortunately, a 41-yard pass play on the next West Point drive, set up the go ahead score in a 24-yard run around left end by Jones. The kick from Rodriguez made it 21-14 West Point with one quarter remaining to be played.
The Aggies dodged the bullet when they fell on a fumble at their three-yard line with less than 7:00 to play.
Fairview took it deep into West Point territory, keyed by pass completions from Black of 27 yards to Mason Black and a 30-yard connection to Grant Howard.
But the Aggies lost the ball at the West Point 43 on their only turnover of the evening.
It proved to be a costly miscue as Persall, two plays later, went 55 yards to score for the third time on the night and extend the Warriors' advantage to 27-14.
Fairview faced a fourth and 29 play from its 35 in the waning moments. Black threw a completion to Bennett that gained 28, but was a yard shy of the first down.
The Aggies turned the ball over and the Warriors ran out the clock to keep George Redding tied in all time victories at Fairview with Dafford Smith at 65. Fairview fell to 0-3 in 5A, Region and 2-3 for the season.
Fairview amassed 289 yards total offense with Black getting 221 through the air on 11 of 21 attempts and two touchdowns. Dunn had the longest reception of 76 yards with Bennett catching two throws in the second half for 62 yards and a TD.
The Aggies were accessed with eight penalties for 75 yards and suffered one turnover.
UP NEXT: Fairview at Curry October 13
Photo of Fairview offense set to take the snap in the 1st half vs. West Point.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton.