HANCEVILLE — Fairview dominated from start to finish on Friday night, recording a 41-6 triumph against Hanceville inside Ray Talley Stadium to improve to 1-1 on the season.
The Aggies held the Bulldogs (1-1) to just 75 yards of offense in a superb defensive effort, which included a pair of interceptions — one was returned for a touchdown — and seven fourth-down stops.
It was a performance that had coach George Redding beaming with pride following the game.
“I was very pleased with our guys and the effort,” he said. “I felt like we were playing extremely physical — you could kind of tell how the guys were moving on the field. The energy was good, and the effort to get to the football. I felt like our defense felt like they had a little something to prove.”
Fairview took a 6-0 lead early in the second quarter following a 1-yard touchdown run by Tyler Simmons.
Hanceville answered right back, though, on a 75-yard kickoff return for a score by Brodie Malcom.
But the Aggies were simply too much.
Parker Martin tossed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Mason Black on their ensuing possession and followed that up with a 2-point connection to JT White to make it 14-6.
Martin netted another touchdown pass — an 18-yard strike to White — to put Fairview in front 22-6 at the break after a successful 2-point throw to Eli Speegle.
White’s interception set up the scoring drive.
The Aggies went ahead 28-6 midway through the third quarter on Dalton Payne’s 25-yard pick-six.
Tyvn Ellis (9-yard run) and Payne (1-yard run) racked up touchdowns later in the matchup.
Martin completed 12-of-18 passes for 115 yards and two scores.
Ellis notched 93 yards on 14 carries, while Simmons collected 56 yards on nine carries.
Black (five receptions for 52 yards), White (two receptions for 32 yards) and Speegle (three receptions for 22 yards) were the top targets for the Aggies through the air.
Zach Campbell was Hanceville’s top contributor with 38 total yards.
“It’s always good to win,” Redding said. “It felt like we had some opportunities last week and didn’t come up with it. Hopefully, we’re still growing each and every week no matter if we win or lose. It’s all about our own personal progress, and I felt like we made more progress this week.”
Fairview travels to D.A.R. next week for its region opener, while the Bulldogs head to J.B. Pennington.