Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

October 27, 2012

Twice the perfection

Fairview beats Powell for back-to-back 10-0 seasons

Staff report
The Independent

STANTON — Fairview’s football program is flying higher than ever before.

The Eagles broke down the door to 10-0 for the second straight season.

Fairview beat Powell County, 53-12, on Friday night to solidify an undefeated regular season. The Eagles ran their regular-season victory tally to 21 straight since 2010.

“There’s a lot of momentum in our program right now, but we’re not happy yet,” said Fairview coach Nathan McPeek.

With a first-round playoff matchup at home against Phelps on Thursday at 7 p.m., McPeek was already looking ahead to bigger goals.

“We’ve been to the (regional final) two years in a row,” said McPeek, referring to losing efforts. “Hopefully we can put our best step forward and get to Bowling Green.”

Bowling Green is the site of the state championship game.

Fairview created space rapidly and easily against Powell County (2-8) on Friday. Chris Brewer scored first before Mason Rutherford accounted for the next three touchdowns — one a receiving one from QB Alex Roy and two rushes.

The Eagles continued to pour it on in the second quarter. Caleb McKnight found the end zone after a 68-yard fumble recovery. Devon Turner scored from 25 yards out.

Turner amassed 155 yards on 11 carries to go with two touchdowns.

Joel Wardle capped the scoring with a 1-yard TD run in the fourth quarter. The 4-foot-5 senior provided a great moment in a memorable season.

“There wasn’t a dry eye on the team,” McPeek said. “It was such a great play for him.”

Tanner Dolen cracked 100 yards with 115 on seven carries. Brewer had 105 yards on eight rushing attempts.

Fairview had never accomplished back-to-back undefeated regular seasons in its history, which dates back to 1970. The last northeastern Kentucky team to achieve the feat was Lawrence County in 1997-98.

FIRST QUARTER

F — Chris Brewer 5 run (Pass failed)

F — Mason Rutherford 39 pass from Alex Roy (Run failed)

F — Rutherford 6 run (Chris Brewer kick)

F — Rutherford 15 run (Tanner Dolen run)

SECOND QUARTER

F — Caleb McKnight 68 fumble recovery (Kick blocked)

P — Brooks 10 run (Kick failed)

F — Devon Turner 25 run (Brewer kick)

THIRD QUARTER

F — Turner 11 run (Pass failed)

P — Tiller 1 run (Kick failed)

FOURTH QUARTER

F — Joel Wardle 1 run (Run failed)