Fair Grove Football Districts 2019


Photo by Joshua Orr

Fair Grove Football boys at the beginning of their November 1st district game.

Ashlyn Tiller

Fair Grove high school football team is working on their district title. They already have wins in the first two rounds of districts. On November 1st they had their first win against Butler. The final score was 56-6. The second game of districts was held November 8th against Versailles. It started as a close game, but ended as a victory of 56-28.  So far in their season they are undefeated with a record of 11-0.

To get themselves prepared for districts they have watched hours of film, time in the weight room, and consistent practices. Jeremy Faubion, an assistant coach, said, “Our starters work hard on the game plan, preparing to stop the other team defensively, and score on the other team.’’

On Friday November 15th they play in the district championship against Lamar there are some high expectations. Bill Voorhis, the coach, told us that the seniors are expected to inspire the team, and the team is expected to play hard for their seniors.

Senior Dominick Hoskins commented, “ I feel like Friday’s game is very important for me and Fair Grove in general. It would be a hard earned game it would be Fair Grove Football’s first district title in a long time.”

The team have some high expectations as well. It is almost thought to be fact that it will be a tough, but winnable game, and that the Fair Grove Eagles are going to come out on top. Senior David Oplotnik noted, “I am really excited and pumped about the upcoming game. It’s going to be a real test on how good and experienced our team this year and the outcome will show how far we have come since our freshman year.’’

Faubion added, “Lamar is a very tough opponent… They have won a district championship title every year since 2009. That being said, we are looking forward to playing in this game and attempting to win a championship.”