Mustangs Rushing Attack Slowed Down In Loss To L-N

MERIDIAN SENIORS BRANDON JACKSON, No. 35, AND DYLAN BROWN, No.89, combine to make a tackle on Lawrence-Nelson’s quarterback Colton Biltoft, No. 15, in first half action Friday evening on the Mustangs’ home field. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
In a battle between district teams with matching 3-2 records, Lawrence-Nelson was able to slow down Meridian’s stellar rushing attack.
As a result, Meridian did not run the ball consistently and its defense couldn’t stop the Raiders’ running game at crucial times in the game played on Jim Durflinger Field which allowed Lawrence-Nelson to slip past Meridian Friday night by a score of 28-24.
Lawrence-Nelson’s defense setup its initial score in the first quarter, as Dillon Menke recovered a fumble on the Mustangs’ 35-yard line.
On the ensuing play, Menke broke loose on a 35-yard run to the end zone.
Cody Byers ran in the two-point conversion giving the Raiders an 8-0 lead with 7:31 on the clock.
Meridian answered back with a five-play drive which culminated in a 39-yard touchdown run by Brandon Jackson.
The PAT kick was blocked leaving Lawrence-Nelson ahead, 8-6 after one quarter.

FHS CC Runners Bear Down At Conference Meet

Fairbury’s cross country teams are heading into the home stretch of their season.
In a tune-up prior to their district meet, both squads competed Oct. 9th in Central Conference Cross Country Meet held at Doane College in Crete.
On the girls side, the Lady Jeffs did not have any medalists and finished seventh out of nine teams with a score of 120 points.
Aurora was Central Conference team champions with a score of 27 points, along with four medalists in the top 15.
For Fairbury, sophomore Lilibeth Estrada finished 21st out of 49 runners in a time of 22:39.65.
Shaye Stall was 22nd at 22:40.00, Anna Schouboe placed 35th with a time of 24:01.60, Hannah Yantz claimed 42nd at 24:57.48, and Makayla Fletcher was 46th in a time of 25:34.24.
For the Jeffs, the team also had no medalists on the day.

Southern Slips Past Fairbury

Relying on its scrappy play, Southern by a slim margin outlasted Fairbury in a matchup last Tuesday evening played on the Lady Jeffs’ home floor.
The Lady Raiders won by scores of 25-21, 25-21, 28-26.
Kelsey Smith and Tiffani Bonsal had one ace serve to pace the Lady Jeffs in the match.
Shelby Pollman led Fairbury at the net with a team-high 12 kills.
Bonsal handed out 22 set assists in the match for Fairbury.

FHS Golfers Season Ends At District Meet

On a day they needed to play their best, the Fairbury Lady Jeffs golf team struggled finishing eighth in the C-2 District Golf Meet played on the Indianhead Golf Course in Grand Island on Oct. 7.
Fairbury shot a team score of 520, and had no individuals qualify for the state golf meet.
Columbus Scotus won the district title with a score of 371, GICC was runner-up at 383, and Columbus Lakeview was the third firing a 423 score.
The top three teams advance along with the top 10 individuals to the state golf meet.
Senior Shyanne Adams paved the way for Fairbury carding an 18-hole score of 113.
Additional scores for the Lady Jeffs were Evie Schwab with a 131, Ashley Griffee fired a 137, Madison Black posted a 139, and Bethanie Schacht came through with a 142.
Fairbury Lady Jeffs golf coach was disappointed with how the team played.

Fillmore Central Halts Tri County

Missed scoring opportunities early on proved costly for the Tri County Trojans in their 24-7 C2-3 District road loss Friday evening versus Fillmore Central.
The Panthers tallied two first quarter touchdowns to open a 14-0 lead.
Tri County’s defense regrouped after allowing the two Fillmore Central scores and then played 2 ½ quarters of scoreless defensive football.
In the fourth quarter Tri County got on the board on a touchdown pass from Wyatt Kowalski to Keldon Barr.
Fillmore Central tacked on 10 points in the fourth quarter to improve to 5-2 on the season and 3-0 in district play.
For the game, Fillmore Central outgained Tri County in total yards, 313-244.
Kowalski topped Tri County in passing and rushing with 7-14 completions for 114 yards, and he rushed the ball 15 times for 67 yards.
Barr was the leading receiver for the Trojans with three grabs for 96 yards.

Lady Trojans Rally For Five Set Win

A never give up attitude helped Tri County rally for a five set home win Oct. 7 against rival Wilber-Clatonia.
The Lady Trojans defeated the Lady Wolverines, 20-25, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23, 15-10.
The victory by Tri County was their second win on the season.
After dropping the first two sets, Tri County seized the momentum from the start of the third set claiming a five-point win.
In a closely contested fourth set, the Lady Trojans withstood a pair of late runs by the Lady Wolverines to even the match at two sets apiece.
The fifth and deciding set ended in a most peculiar way in Tri County’s favor.
With Tri County maintaining a 13-10 lead, Wilber-Clatonia was whistled for a violation increasing the Lady Trojans’ lead to 14-10.
Following the call on the Lady Wolverines, Wilber-Clatonia volleyball coach Mary Conway walked across the court to discuss the call with the official.

Tri County Hosts Conference CC Meet

With its cross country season heading into the home stretch, Tri County hosted the Southern Nebraska Conference Cross Country Meet Oct. 9 which was run on the course at the Homestead National Monument near Beatrice.
For the Trojans, freshman Ethan Paxton placed 37th out of 45 runners in the 5k race in a time of 22:43.7, and senior William Stokebrand finished 39th with a time 23:56.9.
Ty Masco of Milford was the conference champion for the boys posting a time of 17:02.4.
Milford won the conference championship with a score of 24 points with Fillmore Central runner-up with a total of 32 points.
On the girls side, Wilber-Clatonia claimed the conference title with a score of 24 points.

Fairbury Drops Home Volleyball Triangular

The scores were respectable, but not in the Fairbury Lady Jeffs favor.
Hosting Central Conference foes Schuyler and Seward in triangular play Oct. 9th the outcome was not what the Lady Jeffs were looking for.
Fairbury was handed a pair of losses to close out its home schedule for the season.
In the opening match, Schuyler defeated Fairbury in two sets, 25-22, 25-17.
Fairbury began the first set in the driver’s seat forging a 8-2 lead off a kill by Shelby Shinn.
Two kills by Sidney Pollman sandwiched in between a attack error by the Lady Warriors increased Fairbury’s lead to 13-6.
Schuyler began to clip away at the deficit slicing Fairbury’s lead down to 18-16 following a Lady Jeffs’ hitting error.
Following a timeout by Fairbury, the Lady Jeffs pieced together a 5-0 run to extend their lead to 21-16.

Mistakes Prove Costly In FHS Home Loss To W-C

FAIRBURY SENIOR CONNOR LIVINGSTON, No.53, dives to try and make a tackle on a Wilber-Clatonia ball carrier Friday night in the Jeffs’ home game versus the Wolverines. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Not playing mistake-free football hampered Fairbury Friday night in its home contest against Class C-1 state-rated Wilber-Clatonia.
The Jeffs were able to move the ball, however penalties and tunrovers disrupted any type of consistency on offense, which allowed Wilber-Clatonia to come away with a 42-7 win.
Wilber-Clatonia improves to 7-0 on the season, and 3-0 in the C1-5 District.
Fairbury drops to 3-4 on the year, while its record in district play stands at 1-2.
The Wolverines gained 520 yards of total offense with 457 yards picked up rushing on its way to scoring six touchdowns, while Fairbury manufactured 170 yards of offense, including 131 yards through the air.
Fairbury’s lone touchdown was scored in the fourth quarter on a seven-yard pass from Dalton Hinrichs to Brent Hirsch.
Justin Peterson was successful with the PAT kick.

Oct. 15, 2014

120 Years Ago
The Jefferson County Journal 
A Sunday School convention for Richland Precinct was at the Zion Church. Charles York and A.H. Olzon were officers; the Rev. J.O. Cramb spoke in the afternoon session.
The Rock Island offered a $5 excursion rate to California.
110 Years Ago
The Jefferson County Journal 
Henry Jacobs, father of William Jacobs of Daykin, died. He was a Union army veteran, although born in Germany.
Daykin Market prices included 15 cents per dozen for eggs, 11 cents a pound for butter, $4.30 and $4.50 a hundred pounds for hogs, 99 cents a bushel for wheat, 39 cents for corn and 22 cents for oats.
100 Years Ago
The Fairbury Journal