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Fairview Football Playoff Recap

By Harrison Young in Sports

Another success season of Fairview Knights Football is in the books. The past two seasons have been nothing but dominance having an overall 23-2 record. Both seasons lost deep into the playoffs.

The Knights’ attempt to return to Mile High Stadium to compete in a second State Championship appearance came to an end Friday night at Ralston Valley.

71-29 was the final score of a long game for the Knights. But the score doesn’t do justice to how well Fairview played early in the game.

The first half was back and forth. Fairview scored first on a pass from senior quarterback Johnny Feauto to sophomore wide receiver David McWilliams. Quickly, Ralston Valley responded again and again after multiple Fairview scores.

Fairview was ahead early until turnovers doomed the Knights. Falling behind 35-29 at the half, they had all the chance to come back and win. Yet after 15 points in the 3rd quarter by Ralston Valley, the chances started to diminish.

Nothing was going for the Knights. Ralston Valley ran away with the game. The Mustangs had 7 rushing touchdowns along with 397 yards. Mustang running back Andrew Wingard led them with 137 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Fairview’s offense, despite the score, played well. Feauto threw for 305 yards and 3 touchdowns, but his 2 interceptions were big momentum turners during the game. Senior running back Jason Harvey ran for 73 yards and a touchdown on 7 carries along with 60 receiving yards.

Another successful season that turned a lot of heads for Fairview (11-1), while Ralston Valley (12-0) tries to extend their playoff run this Friday vs Cherry Creek (9-3).

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