The Fairbury Jeffs football team traveled to Geneva last Friday to take on the Fillmore Central Panthers. The Jeffs came into the game with a 4-4 record on the season. The Jeffs only allowed the Panthers to score one touchdown throughout the game whereas the Jeffs were able to make seven touchdowns. The Jeffs’ offense made it possible to score 2 touchdowns in the first 3 quarters of the game. Defense held back Fillmore Central only allowing them to score one touchdown in the second quarter. Fillmore missed the field goal kick, leaving the score 28-6 by the end of the first half.
Senior Seth Firmanik led the team in rushing yards. Firmanik had 205 yards and made 3 touchdowns in the game. Zane Grizzle ’22, John Kerwood ’20, Joseph Melcher ’20 and Chance Amundson ’20 each contributed a touchdown to the game on Friday night. Kerwood made his first touchdown of his career when Firmanik tossed the ball to Kerwood, right before being tackled. Kerwood was then able to run the ball in for a touchdown. The final score of the game was 48-6.
“I think that the team played really well on Friday night. We were physical on both sides of the ball and it was a great way to send the seniors off.” sophomore Braden Suey said.
The Jeffs came up short for the playoffs but still had a great season. The Jeffs ended their 2019 season with a record of 5-4. This is the 5th year in a row that the Jeffs football team has had a winning season.