Fairbury falls to Auburn at first game of the season

Fairbury Football fell short to Auburn at their first game of the season. The final score was 35-0. However, they didn’t allow any touchdowns in the final half of the game. The Jeffs will be back in action Friday against the Beloit Trojans at Beloit, Kansas.

“Overall, I know our guys played very hard,” Head Coach Kameron Lenhart said. “We have things to clean up on both sides of the ball. Offensively, we need to adjust to the speed of defenses and learn how to adapt when other teams show us different looks. On defense, we have to get better at sticking to our keys and playing with our eyes. One thing I know for sure is that our guys never gave up and played till the final whistle.”

This year the Jeffs lost 12 seniors who graduated last year. So, younger players will have to step up to fill those roles. For many, this game was their first time playing Varsity Football ever.

“The game obviously didn’t go our way, but as a team I feel like we took a lot from it,” Devin Wanamaker ’20 said. “Losing 12 Seniors last year, this game got a lot of people who didn’t start last year experience. A lot of us are playing for the first time at the Varsity level so it was good getting some experience.”


Quarterback Devin Wanamaker ’20 tackles an Auburn opponent. “Individually, this was my first ever start as a Varsity Quarterback, so I took a lot out of this game,” Wanamaker said. “It’s a big change from Junior Varsity to Varsity so moving on I know what to expect.” Photo by J. Johnson


Auburn and Fairbury line up to start the next play. This year’s team has 28 players out. Photo by J.Johnson