Centerville defeats Fairmont 43-28


CENTERVILLE -- Centerville (8-1) bounced back from its first loss of the season to defeat Fairmont (6-3) 43-28.

Brandon Walters' 40 yard field goal got the scoring started for Centerville but David Stamer and the Firebireds quickly answered.

Stamer's 18 yard touchdown run put Fairmont up 7-3.

Things changed quickly with under three minutes to go in the first quarter. Alec Grandin scored on a three yard run then Ross Garrett recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and returned it 9 yards for a touchdown and a 17-7 lead.

Grandin scored on two separate one yard runs in the second quarter sandwiched between was a 21 yard touchdown pass from Braden Miller to Jesse Deglow.

The Elks led the Firebirds 29-14.

Stamer got things going quickly in the second half breaking off a 49 yard touchdown run to make it 29-21.

Ross Harmon then scored on an 18 yard touchdown run with 6:30 to go in the third and give the Elks a 36-21 cushion.

Grandin scored on one more 8 yard run, his fourth of the game to make it 43-21.

Braden Miller connected with Kennon Burroughs in the fourth quarter to round out the scoring.

Grandin completed 24 of 29 passes for 270 yards to go with his 90 yards rushing and four scores.

Ross Harmon led the way on the ground for the Elks with 22 carries for 129 yards and a touchdown.

David Stamer was the games' leading rusher with 135 yards on only 12 carries including two scores.

Jake Spiewak did the majority of the damage through the air with his 13 receptions for 160 yards.

According to Centerville has unofficially clinched a home playoff game while Fairmont still controls its playoff hopes entering week 10.

According to the Firebirds will earn a playoff spot with a win at home against Springfield.

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