Football Claims District Title

On Friday Oct. 14 the Fairbury Football team held their parents night as they played Raymond Central Mustangs. Fairbury graduates eight seniors from this team. The game between the Jeffs and Mustangs decided the district title.

After a scoreless first quarter the Jeffs scored the only points of the first half on a touchdown pass from Adam Wasserman ’18 to Patrick Ondrak ’17. The Jeffs led at  the half 7-0.

The second half was dominated by the Jeffs as they won the game by the final score of 35-12. With the win the Jeffs earned the district title. The next competition for the Jeffs is Oct. 21 in Milford as they take on the Milford/Dorchester Eagles.

The video below shows the Jeffs tunnelwalk as they ran onto the field with the Fairbury Flag Football participants.


Schwab contends at state

On Monday Oct. 10 and Tuesday Oct. 11, Evie Schwab ’18 played in the state golf meet in North Platte, NE. Schwab shot a 71 on the front and back nine to finish day one with a 142. She improved her day one score by 21 strokes on day two with a 59 on the front nine and 62 on the back nine.

“The first day was bad. It was my worst score. The second day I improved a a lot,” Schwab said. “Like I said I did alright at state.”

Evie Schwab ’18 putting on the ninth hole on day two at State golf in North Platte.

Being a first time state qualifier, Schwab had a mix of emotion after qualifying and while playing.

“It was an interesting experience. There was a lot of people and it was a brand new thing for me. I was nervous going in,” Schwab said.

Fairbury Qualifier Competes at State Meet



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Evie Schwab ’18 takes a swing at the ball Monday at the girls state golf meet in North Platte. 


On Monday, Oct. 10 Evie Schwab ’18 competed for Fairbury at the State Girls Golf meet in North Platte.  Schwab shot a 71-71 to make her total score 142 on the first day of competition.


The state tournament is a two-day meet. Schwab will play Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 11:22 am.


Cross Country girls bring back the win

On Thursday, Oct. 6, the Fairbury cross country team traveled to Filmore Central to compete in their conference meet. The girls team came back as conference champions. The boys team came back with a fourth place finish.

Leading the girls team was Shaye Stall ’17 finishing 2nd,finishing next was Emily Burkley ’18 placing 4th, close behind Burkley was Lili Estrada ’17 placing 5th, Autumn Branson ’19 finished 17th, and Darby Paulsen ’20 placing 37th.

The boys team had one medalist Garret Ragland ’17. Other finishers were Jon Engelman ’17 placing 21st, Isaac Robertson ’19 placed 24th, Jared Engelman ’19 finished 25th, Dalton Buxton ’19 placed 33rd, and Devin Holliday ’19 finished 39th.

Girls Golf Sends One to State Meet

On Wednesday Oct. 5 the Fairbury Girls Golf team traveled to Palmyra to compete in their district meet. The Lady Jeffs had a pretty good showing at the district meet as they finished fifth as a team and qualified one golfer for the state meet.

Evie Schwab ’18 led the way for the Lady Jeffs as she shot an overall score of 106 and finished sixth individually. Schwab qualified for the state meet for her first time. The Girls Golf State Meet begins on Monday Oct. 10 and continues on Tuesday Oct. 11.

Football Earns Signature Win

On Friday Sept. 30 the Fairbury football faced off against the Ashland-Greenwood Bluejays in a district contest. The game was one to be remembered. The two teams went back and forth to make the score tied 14-14 at the half.

Ashland-Greenwood were the first to score in the second half but missed the PAT to make the score 20-14. A long drive by the Jeffs offense set up a touchdown for Fairbury with under a minute left in regulation. The score was a 30 yard touchdown grab for Tanner Novotny ’17 from quarterback Adam Wasserman ’18. Justin Peterson ’17 drilled the extra point to give the Jeffs a 21-20 lead.

The Fairbury defense held off a late attack to preserve the victory. The next contest for the Jeffs is Friday Oct. 7 as they travel to Wymore to take on the Southern Raiders.


What is Crimson?

After interviewing a variety of students from kindergarten to sixth grade, the overall outcome was clear that our school color is in fact, the true “crimson” or #1 in Figure 1. It was an interesting experiment, given Fairbury Public Schools considers many shades of crimson to be the school color. Although, the majority of kindergarteners were hesitant to pick the wrong color, they each have their own idea of what our school color is. There is an overall agreement #2 was purple and #3 is pinkish. However, fifth and sixth graders chose #1 because #2 is indeed purple, and #3 is Husker Red. Click on the video above to watch the interviews.

Homecoming Win for Football team

On Friday September 23 the Fairbury football team took on the Lincoln Christian Crusaders. It was homecoming night for the Jeffs.

The Fairborn defense lines up against Lincoln Christian on Sept. 23. The Jeffs won homecoming for the second season in a row.

The Jeffs jumped out to a 14 point lead in the first half but Lincoln Christian rallied to make it 14-14. Fairbury added a touchdown just before halftime.

The second half was all Jeffs as they scored three touchdowns to make the final 42-14. The football team’s next game is September 30 as they travel to Ashland to play
the Ashland-Greenwood Bluejays.

Cross Country places 2nd

On Thursday September 22nd the cross country team traveled into Titan territory at Thayer Central. All of the girls placed in the top 15. Shaye Stall ‘17 leading the pack placing 2nd. Emily Burkley ‘18 placing 4th. Lili Estrada ‘18 placing 8th. Autumn Branson ‘19 closing the pack placing 14th. The girls placed 2nd out of 11 teams. The boys team placed 3rd out of 11 teams. With Garret Ragland ‘18 placing 10. Jon Engelman ‘17 placing 12. Dalton Buxton ‘19 placing 15. Jared Engelman ‘19 placing 17. Isaac Robertson ‘19 placing 19. Devin Holliday ‘19 placing 20. Samuel monterroso ‘20 placing 29. Braden Graham ‘19 placing 38. RJ Suey ‘19 placed 42. Damian Vculek ‘19 placed 45, followed by Dillon Weichel placing 58.