Washington Evening Journal
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FORT MADISON — What was expected to be a close football contest between Fairfield and Fort Madison turned into a runaway in favor of the Bloodhounds Friday in a non-district game.
Fort Madison scored on its first three possessions and ran away from the Trojans, 55-14, in a battle of previously unbeaten teams.
The Bloodhounds led 21-0 at halftime and really turned it on in the second half.
Fort Madison’s Tate Johnson returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a touchdown. The Bloodhounds scored on their next drive as well and led 34-7.
Fairfield put together an 80-yard drive highlighted by 74 yards of passing by quarterback Tate Allen. A couple of passes to Max Weaton set up a one-yard run by Allen, and the extra point made it 34-7.
The Trojans managed one more score, a 19-yard pass from Allen to Evan Haines.
Allen finished 9-for-26 for 165 yards and one touchdown. He ran for 31 yards and a score.
Tate Richardson led the Trojan pass catchers with 57 yards receiving. Haines had 54 yards and a score. Weaton had 52.