WINNSBORO — Fairfield Central improved to 2-0 Friday night with a 42-6 win over the Panthers of Abbeville. With the loss Abbeville fell to 1-2 on the year.
After scoring on it’s first two possession’s, the Griffin’s offense staked the defense to a 14-0 lead. That is when the Fairfield defense decided to get in on the action. Larry J. Bell returned a fumble 20 yards for a touchdown to put the Griffins up 21-0. The fumble was forced by Byron Sampson, when he blindsided the Panther’s quarterback on a third down blitz.
Leading 21-6 at the half, Fairfield did not let up in the second half.
Abbeville was forced to punt on it’s first possession of the third quarter, and Shadarius Hopkins returned it for 53 yards to the Abbeville 15-yard line. On a third and goal play, quarterback DeAndre Belton rolled out to his left and hit Javaris Cook in the back of the endzone to put the Griffins up 28-6.
Fairfield would go on to score two more times including a 24-yard run by Javahnne Neal and a 14-yard run by Larry G. Bell.
Fairfield Central head coach Demetrius Davis was pleased with his team’s effort after the game.
“Offensively we executed very well,” he said. “We ran the ball better than last week and we didn’t turn it over.”
The Griffins are back on the gridiron Sept. 13, when they host Chester. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
See Tuesday’s issue of The Herald Independent for a complete game recap along with game statistics.