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Trojans look to break through on homecoming

Fairfield hosts Keokuk in district clash after two-game road trip

Fairfield’s Max Weaton makes a leaping catch on the sideline in the Trojans’ home game against Mt. Pleasant in Week 3. Fairfield will be back at home on Friday night to host Keokuk. (File)
Fairfield’s Max Weaton makes a leaping catch on the sideline in the Trojans’ home game against Mt. Pleasant in Week 3. Fairfield will be back at home on Friday night to host Keokuk. (File)

FAIRFIELD — The Trojan football team hopes Fairfield High School will be home sweet home on Friday night as they host a Keokuk team that comes in 2-2 overall and 1-1 in district play. The Trojans are 1-4 overall and have an 0-3 district record with two games to go. It will be Fairfield’s homecoming game, providing an extra boost against a team that beat Fairfield 61-0 last year to snap what was a five-game Fairfield winning streak in the series.

Keokuk quarterback Corey Skinner has been electric this year, both through the air and on the ground. Fairfield will once again have to step up to the challenge of stuffing a speedy QB after having to face Washington star Trashaun Willis last week.

Skinner has thrown for 431 yards and five touchdowns this season, and he’s ran for 590 yards and four scores. Receiver Anthony Potratz leads the team with 14 catches for 185 yards and three touchdowns.

Fairfield’s defense has been good at home this year, giving up just 28 total points in their two games at FHS. The Trojans will have to rebound from a rough night in Washington where the Demons put up 68.

The Trojans have found some success in their pass game this year, as sophomore quarterback Isaac Harris continues to grow behind center. Harris has thrown for 526 yards and eight touchdowns this season, and also found the end zone once on the ground. Tight end Max Weaton has caught 18 passes for 186 yards, and he has five of those eight touchdown receptions.

This is the first of two games against Lee County teams to close out the Trojans’ regular season schedule. After ending the home campaign, the Trojans will hit the road in their final regular season game to take on Keokuk.