FAIRVIEW – As the rain continued on a steady drizzle throughout the night,

Fairview celebrated homecoming with a 35-16 Dickson County defeat on Friday.

Prompted by the steady rushing attack of senior running back Logan Nardozzi, the

Fairview (7-2) was able to move the ball on their first drive of the game after forcing

a Dickson County (1-8) three-and-out, but a fourth-down gamble by head coach

Chris Hughes inside the Dickson County 10-yard line fell incomplete.

After another three-and-out by the Dickson County offense, Fairview began its

second possession in Dickson County territory and finished it off with a 2-yard

touchdown run by fullback Brody Cox for a 7-0 lead with three minutes to play in

the opening quarter.

Dickson County provided a response, benefitting from a 66-yard kickoff return from

Kaden Thomas, which set up a 32-yard field goal by Jett Carter that cut the Fairview

lead to 7-3 at the end of the first quarter.

The Yellow Jackets’ ability to produce long, sustained drives was the difference

Friday, as Nardozzi’s first touchdown came on an 11-yard run midway through the

second, which gave Fairview a 14-3 halftime lead. Nardozzi finished the game with

271 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries.

Fairview tacked on two more touchdowns out of the gate in the second half, and the

lead seemed insurmountable at 28-3. Dickson County sophomore running back

Clinton Schraeder brought a spark, however, when he burst down the left sideline

for a 94-yard touchdown run with one minute left in the third quarter, cutting the

Fairview lead to 28-10.

“Like we have said all along, Schraeder is an explosive back” said Dickson County

head coach Randy Murphree, “he has really been struggling with his quad injury this

week, but was able to rip off some pretty good runs tonight.

“He also came in and played safety for us after a couple of injuries in the secondary

tonight.”

Schraeder’s night was not over, as the Dickson County defense stepped up with a

three-and-out. The sophomore got the ball again and broke free for a 63-yard

touchdown run. The failed extra point made the score 28-16 in favor of Fairview

early in the fourth. Schraeder finished with six carries for 155 yards and two

touchdowns.

Nardozzi was able to take over the game for Fairview after the second Schraeder

touchdown, along with senior quarterback Anakin King. The duo carried the Yellow

Jackets down the field and capped the drive with a 4-yard touchdown run by

Nardozzi. The score became 35-16 with nine minutes to play, and that would be the

final as the rain picked up, and the clock ran out on Dickson County’s final drive.

Fairview, having already clinched a Region 6-3A championship, will play host to

Stewart County for senior night Friday, while Dickson County’s final game of the

2019 season will be at Franklin in Region 6-6A.

Murphree was certain on what he wants to see from his team as they conclude a

final week of a tough season.

“A full week of preparation by all players and go out and compete as a team,” he

said.

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