Big 2nd quarter pushes Fairfield past Bigfork, 48-14

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FAIRFIELD A 36-point second quarter allowed Fairfield to blow by Bigfork for a 48-14 semifinal victory in the Class B football playoffs on Saturday afternoon.

Bigfork (9-2) held a 6-0 lead after the opening quarter on a 2-yard touchdown run by Randy Stultz. But there was no stopping Fairfield (11-0) after that as the Eagles scored five times in the second quarter and added another in third for a commanding 42-6 lead.

Bigfork was back on the board late in the third quarter thanks to a little trickery. Quarterback Anders Epperly hit Clayton Reichenbach for a 7-yard completion to the Fairfield 20. Reichenbach then pitched the ball back to Stultz who scampered the final 20 yards for the touchdown.

Stultz also ran for the two-point conversion.

Fairfield completed the scoring in the final quarter with a 20-yard run by Dawson Allen.

Allen ran 14 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter and had a pair of touchdown receptions from Ryder Meyer.

Meyer also ran 61 yards for a score.

Fairfield had 414 yards (333 rushing and 81 passing) of total offense to 278 (157 and 121) for Bigfork.

Fairfield doubled Bigfork in first downs, 24-12, and won the turnover battle Bigfork lost three fumbles while Fairfield was guilty of an interception.

Bigfork struggled in third-down situations, going 4-of-13. Fairfield was 9-of-14.

Bigfork gambled on fourth down six times, converting just once.

Stultz was held to 115 yards rushing on 19 attempts. Epperly was 9-of -17 passing for 104 yards.

Meyer completed 8-of- 13 passes for 81 yards, but rushed for 124 on 16 carries. Becker had 104 yards on the ground in 16 totes.

Fairfield advances to the state championship game at Missoula Loyola (11-1), who beat Big Timber (9-2) 21-6 in the other semifinal contest.

Bigfork 6 0 8 0 14

Fairfield 0 36 6 6 48

B Randy Stultz 2 run (kick failed)

F Libien Becker 3 run (Ryder Meyer run)

F Dawson Allen 45 pass from Meyer (Myer run)

F Allen 14 run (run failed)

F Meyer 61 run (Allen pass from Meyer)

F Allen 4 pass from Meyer (pass failed)

F Becker 33 run (kick failed)

B Stultz 20 run (Stultz run)

F Allen 20 run (kick failed)

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