Friday, September 1
Eagle Stadium - Caddo
SERIES: East Lawrence 3-2
LAST TIME: Fairview defeated East Lawrence 56-14 in 2016
LAST WEEK: Fairview lost in jamboree to East Limestone 24-14
East Lawrence lost in jamboree to Vinemont 21-15
COACH: George Redding (11th year) (63-44)
FLASH NOTES: Having game experience under them, the Aggies now deal with the regular season in a trip to Lawrence County. Fairview has not play at East Lawrence since 2000 when the Eagles won 19-14.
The Aggies are 6-14 all time against schools from Lawrence County, just 2-1 vs. Moulton. Fairview is looking to win its opener for the first time since 2015 when the Aggies beat Hanceville at Ray Talley Stadium 34-12.
Under Redding, the Aggies own a .700 winning percentage for opening night, seven wins against three losses. The Eagles play the Aggies for the first time ever as a season opener.
Last year, the game was played at West Point Stadium with the Aggies unable to be at Dafford Smith Stadium due to construction work on the bleachers. The 56-14 romp got the Aggies onto the win column after they lost a close one in their opener at North Sand Mountain 15-14.
This is the third consecutive season Fairview has played its first game on the road. They have gone from Hanceville to North Sand Mountain and on to East Lawrence.
Redding needs three wins to pass Dafford Smith as the winningest coach in Fairview history.