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November 17, 2012

Ground assault propels Fairview to region title



After the interception, Turner fumbled again with Pikeville recovering. The Panthers took advantage of the mistake, with quarterback Austin Charles finding Cody Estep for a 60-yard touchdown pass. 

Instead of feeling down on himself for the fumbles, Turner responded for Fairview. He found a seam for a 23-yard touchdown run on the next drive.

“As a leader, I think you have to respond to the negatives and the positives,” he said. “As a leader, I don’t want my team to see me down and see it bothers me. I want to try and stay positive.” 

Turner finished with a game-high 224 yards on 18 carries. Fellow senior Elijah King added 148 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown. Brewer tallied 194 yards and two TDs.

And while the yards piled up for the backfield, it was their ability to break Pikeville tackles that really impressed their coach. 

“Devon’s just an animal,” McPeek said. “All of our backs ran extremely well. I thought in the second half you could tell we’ve been in the weight room.”

King and Turner combined for 24 carries and 288 yards in the first half. 

In the second half, Brewer carried the ball 10 times for 113 yards. 

“He didn’t want to go home,” McPeek said. “That’s a senior playing his last play and he doesn’t know when that is. He played like that.” 

Most of the second half saw Brewer carrying not only the ball, but also several Pikeville defenders. 

During one play in the third quarter, Brewer dragged a defender five yards with the player’s hand inside his shoulder pads. 

“Sled-pulling and lifting weights,” said Brewer as to the reason he didn’t go down. “I’ve been doing that my whole life. I’ve been a fullback for many years now and that’s what we have to do.” 

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