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Weekly Warpath Issue #3

Weekly Warpath

The Official Fairfield Indian Football Game Summary

2021 Game Summary: Mason

Written by Coach Matt Tyla                                                                  Volume: 4 Issue: 3

Identifying any game as a “must win” (besides the playoffs) is something that most coaches try to refrain from doing as it often can add undue stress and anxiety to what may be an already fragile situation.  Dominating the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and living up to the team moniker of “Start Fast Finish Strong”, our Indians came back in the 4th quarter for an exhilarating 27-22 victory over the Mason Comets on a glorious Homecoming Night at Alumni Stadium in front of a raucous crowd!


The improving defense continued to trend in the right direction as it held Mason in check all night long and avoided the dreaded “chunk play” that has plagued us throughout the season. Those young men are starting to realize the physicality and effort that is required to play In the GMC and are really becoming fun to watch. Leading the way up front were senior defensive lineman Jonell Lattimore (4 tackles, 6 assists) and junior DL Josh Maupin (2 tackles, 1 sack) who sacked the Comet QB on the final play of the game. The linebacking corps got an unexpected boost as junior Martrell Boykin (2 tackles, 2 assists, 1 sack) showed up big in some crucial moments. Senior LB Quentin Gehm (5 tackles, 3 assists) was his consistent self and was all over the field! Junior LB’s Ray Coney (1 sack) and Matt Humbarger (1 Sack) continue to improve and are beginning to become the disruptive forces we all anticipated. In the back end, junior defensive back Josiah Jackson (1 interception) showed why he has the potential to be one of the best in the state as he did not allow a completion all night long. Senior DB Trent Stephenson (5 tackles, 1 assist) had a huge 4th down stop on the goal line that really shifted old Uncle Mo in our direction. Trent is really becoming the emotional leader that the defense needs!


Offensively, the Indians got back to what has made them the best offense in the conference for the last decade. A balanced attack that attacks the perimeter with speed, runs between the tackles with power and is able to throw the ball consistently are what we are known for and we got a glimpse of that on Friday Night. Rolling up nearly 500 total yards, the offense was unstoppable. Leading the way on the ground were sophomore QB Talon Fisher (14 carries, 85 yds. 3 TD’s) and junior RB Jordan Jackson (10 carries, 85 yds). These two ran with power and passion and really set the tone for the entire night. Junior offensive lineman Harrison Mensah stepped in for an injured Indian and did an outstanding job! The wide receiving group was also dynamic. Seniors Nate Hannah (5 catches 72 yds. GIANT 4th down conversion) and Christian Jackson (7 catches 112 yds. 1 TD) were dominant and showed what they are capable when the ball is in their hands. Sophomore Braeden Shenklin (5 catches 60 yds) and junior Michael Figgins are exceptional route runners and capable and effective blockers- which is a giant part of our offense. It was fun to see this offense do what we all know they are capable of doing! Big things coming!


Our Indians travel to Lakota East this Friday (October 15th) to take on a really good Thunderhawk team. The Tribe is going to need to show up and show out to help us get the dub! See you there!


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