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September 12, 2013

PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Falcon-Charger rivalry is lengthy

GOSHEN — When the Fairfield Falcons and the West Noble Chargers clash Friday night it will be the 50th meeting in the high school football series between the two local programs.

The Falcons and Chargers have played at least once each season since 1969. West Noble was in its second year of football while Fairfield was in its first.

West Noble was a 56-0 winner in the initial meeting.

“West Noble is the longest rivalry we have and as of now it’s the only school we play that our school district borders,” Fairfield coach Bob Miller said. “There is something special about those border rivals. In our conference (NECC) we don’t have that luxury. For most of those games we have to drive an hour or two.”

The Falcons have had the upper hand in the series recently, winning four of the last five games.

West Noble (1-2) at Fairfield (2-1)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Series record: Fairfield 25-21

Last season: Fairfield 35-14


Fairfield is averaging 30.3 points per game on offense compared to 16.3 for West Noble. The defenses are closer as the Falcons are allowing 20.0 points per game and the Chargers 21.0.

“West Noble is big and physical. They are going to run the ball and pound it at you,” Miller said. “They don’t do a lot of things on offense, but the things they do they do well. West Noble runs a lot of misdirection and option. Both are plays you have to be very disciplined on defense. We have struggled on defense. We didn’t return many on defense. In our front seven we had one with experience and two in the secondary.

“I’m hoping it’s a matter of getting them more reps in game situations. We need to focus on doing the little things. If you don’t take care of them they snowball into bigger things.”

Fairfield is coming off a 42-7 win at Fremont in Week 3. Five-nine (175) senior Cameron Kitson rushed for 180 yards on 14 carries. He scored on runs of 11, 6, 3 and 70 yards.

“Cameron is an athletically talented kid, but he is also the product of hard work,” Miller said. “When he was in our youth program he broke his arm two years in a row. He was small and I think he thought about giving up football. Instead he ended up getting in our weight room and pound-for-pound is one of the strongest kids on the team.”

Also for the Falcons, 5-11 (150) senior quarterback Kyle Mast connected on 9 of 13 passes for 86 yards. He tossed TDs to 5-11 (185) senior Garrett Cole and 5-9 (165) classmate Caleb Armbruster.

West Noble dropped a 26-12 decision to Garrett last Friday.

Leading rushers for the Chargers were 6-0 (170) junior Payton Schrock 70 yards on 10 attempts and 5-9 (185) junior Levi Nelson 60 on 17.

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