Sunday, September 26, the McCool Junction Colts came to meet the Fairbury Jr. Jeffs at Jefferson Field. The outcome was not what the Colts were expecting. The Jr. Jeffs went on a scoring explosion leading 38-0 at the half and ending the football game with a 58-6 win.
Nine Jr. Jeff rushers combined for 316 yards on the ground. Leading the way was Adam Wassermann with 84 yards, including 31 and 28 yard touchdown runs, 2 rushing 2 point conversions, and a completed 2 point conversion pass. Dalton Meyer also excited the crowd with his running abilities. He was able to cross the goal line twice as he danced through the Colt defenders for 74 yards. To start the second half, Meyer also had a 65 yard kick off return for a touchdown. Besides doing the kicking for the Jr. Jeffs, Ryan Arnold also ran for 56 yards and added one TD and a conversion. Right behind him, Dawson DeBoer had 44 yards and a 2 point conversion. Anthony Moyer rambled down the field for 30 yards as did Cayman DeBoer for 23. Nate Smith, Blake Bauer and Remy Pearson also enjoyed running behind the Jr. Jeff offensive line proving to everyone that the Jr. Jeffs do have a strong offensive weapon. The Jr. Jeffs only passed the ball 4 times. The big recipient was Tanner Novotny who caught a Bauer pass and weaved his way 39 yards for the score.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Jr. Jeffs resembled a steel curtain. The only Colt score was a kick off return. Every boy on the Jr. Jeff side line had their shot at the Colts but 5 fifth graders led the tackling stats. Marshall York, Keyten Pfingston, Cayman DeBoer, Zach Holes and Wasserman tackled the opponents again and again. Tybor Smith snatched up a fumble and tore down the field for a 17 yard touchdown. Ace York, Novotny, and Smith also grabbed Colt fumbles.
The coaches mixed up the units throughout the game to give all of the Jr. Jeffs the chance to exhibit their skills. They proved the Jr. Jeffs are not only strong, but deep on the bench and not afraid of any challenge.
The Jr. Jeffs will play their first game away from the familiar Jefferson Field next Sunday. They will take on Tri Country at their home field at 2:30 p.m. the 3rd of October. We hope all of our fans will travel to Tri County to support their program and our team.
Submitted article by Jeff Johnson FYTF vice president.