ASHLAND CITY – Fairview compiled 236 yards on the ground and Logan Nardozzi rushed for two touchdowns as the Yellow Jackets handed Cheatham County a 34-6 loss Friday night.
Nardozzi finished with 184 yards on just nine carries. He put Fairview on the board first with a 58-yard touchdown run, and that was just the beginning.
The Yellow Jackets increased their lead to 13-0 before Bryson Entrikin found Johnny Clifton on a 57-yard touchdown pass for Cheatham’s only TD of the evening.
Cheatham had Fairview in a tough spot late in the second quarter, but a roughing-the-kicker penalty gave the Yellow Jackets a first down. Fairview used that first down to move downfield and score on a last-second passing touchdown to Luke Pape to push the score to 20-6 at halftime.
“When you’re battling the No. 1 team in this region, you have to continue to fight and battle and do the things you’re asked to do,” Cheatham coach Dwayne Daniel said. “It’s going to be tough for any team to knock these guys off.”
Nardozzi got the Fairview offense started in the third quarter with a 70-yard touchdown run to increase the lead to 27-6. From there, Fairview QB Anakin King threw his third TD of the game to Garrett Wooten to seal the victory.
“We were sloppy, put the ball on the ground and penalties killed us,” Fairview coach Chris Hughes said. “But we played with some passion, which was good to see. It’s tough to win in Cheatham County. It doesn’t matter who’s got the better record, it’s just hard to win here, and it was nice to see our effort.”
Fairview will travel to Waverly Central Friday as the Yellow Jackets look to improve to 3-1. Cheatham will travel to West Creek to try to get back to .500.
“We play hard, we’re going to play hard,” Daniel added. “We’ve just got to continue the process.”