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.

It’s a great day to be a Jeff

For Friday of Homecoming Week, the hallways were overflowing with students sporting their crimson and gold. After sorting through the mix of football jerseys, painted faces, and Fairbury shirts, student council judges decided the winners for ‘Jeff Pride’ day. First place went to Jed Martin, second place went to Paige Nippert, third place went to Haylee Gray, and fourth place went to Paul and Leah Mach.

Left to right: Haylee Gray ’17, Paige Nippert ’21, Leah Mach ’21, Paul Mach ’17, teacher Jed Martin. Photobomb by Justin Peterson ’17.

Rednecks at FHS

Thursday of Spirit Week was ‘redneck day’ for FHS students! After careful deliberation, Student Council judges decided on several winners who all went above and  beyond for the day. First place was Chase Dragoo, second place was Macy Ohlde, Destini Warnke, and RJ Suey, third place was Emily Burkley, and fourth place was Paige Nippert.

Left to right: RJ Suey ’19, Macy Ohle ’18, Destini Warnke ’18, Emily Burkley ’18,  Chase Dragoo ’22, and Paige Nippert ’21.

Metaphorical gun show.

Wednesday was ‘Suns Out Guns Out’ at Fairbury High School; dozens of students came to school sporting their favorite bro-tanks and tank tops! Rielee Achtemeier won third place, Andrew Novotny won second, and Colton Starck won first.

Left to right: Rielee Achtemeier ’19, Colton Starck ’19, Andrew Novotny ’21. Achtemeier won third place with her awesome bro tank, Novotny won second for sporting the American flag, and Starck won first for going full out on spirit day.

Stall, Estrada intercept the Spirit Stick for day two of Homecoming Week

Tuesday of Homecoming Week was full of fanatics, spirit, and sports gear for Fairbury High school. Student Council judges carefully decided the winners for the “America’s Favorite Pastime” spirit day, and after much deliberation awarded Taylor Runge ’20 fourth place, Haylee Gray ’17 third place, Autumn Branson ’19 second place, and seniors Lilibeth Estrada and Shaye Stall first place and the spirit stick for a joint costume worthy of a touchdown.

Lilibeth Estrada ’17, Haylee Gray ’17, Shaye Stall ’17, Autumn Branson ’19, Taylor Runge ’20 gather for the day two winners of the StuCo Spirit Stick contest. Runge won fourth place for showing off his Packer Pride, Gray won third for getting her head in the game, Branson pinned down second place for sporting her wrestling gear, and Estrada and Stall tackled first with their Cornhusker football outfits.

Scott claims the Spirit Stick for day one of Homecoming Week.

Homecoming week started off with a blast here at FHS! On Monday, September 19, the spirit day was ‘American Day’, and students were encouraged to wear their most patriotic clothing to school. After evaluation by StuCo judges, three winners were decided. Third place went to Haylee Gray ’17, second to Justin Peterson ’17, and first place went to Jolie Scott ’18. Along with a celebratory popsicle, Scott was also trusted with the spirit stick for the entire school day.


Cross Country competes well at Filmore

The cross country team competed at Filmore Central last Thursday, September 15. The girls finished well placing fourth as a team. The boys team finished eighth as a team.

Leading the girls team was Shaye Stall who finished fourth followed by Lili Estrada who placed 15th, Emily Burkley who placed 27th, and Autumn Branson who placed 41st.

Leading the boys team was Garret Ragland who placed 27th, close behind was Dalton Buxton who finished 28th, Isaac Robertson who placed 42nd, Jared Engelman who placed 50th, and Devin Holliday who placed 65th. autumncropped

Volleyball Competes at Home Invite

The Fairbury Jeffs Volleyball team hosted the Fairbury Invite on Saturday Sept. 17. The Lady Jeffs ran into some tough competition as they lost their three games.

In their first game Fairbury took on Auburn and lost the match in two sets. The Lady Jeffs took on Syracuse and dropped that match in two sets as well. In their final match of the day Fairbury took on Falls City and lost a close match 2-1. The next game for the volleyball team is Tuesday Sept. 20 as they take on the Superior Wildcats at home.

Izze Schwab ’20 sets the ball during the Lady Jeffs game against Auburn. Fairbury looks to rebound as they take on Superior at home on Tuesday Sept. 20.

Football Leashes Bulldogs

On Thursday Sept. 16 the Fairbury Football team traveled to Auburn to take on the Bulldogs. This was an old fashioned football game that included plenty of defense and run offense. Fairbury used long drives and good defense to take a 14-0 lead at the half.

In the second half the Jeffs extended their lead and the defense held to make the final score 20-0. The Jeffs defense held the Bulldogs to a shutout and has played six straight quarters without giving up any points. The next game for the Jeffs is Sept. 23 as they take on the Lincoln Christian Crusaders. This is homecoming week for the Jeffs.