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Shoutout to Fairfield Falcons and Coach Thacker


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Wanted to take a second and give some props to the Fairfield Falcons and their 8-0 undefeated regular season. Heck of a job by Coach Matt Thacker going 8-0 in his third season at Fairfield.

After going 1-9 in each of previous coach Bob Miller's final seasons, the Falcons went 0-9 in Coach Thacker's first season in 2018. That season Fairfield only averaged 3 points per game on offense while giving up 55 points on defense.

Last year saw improvement to the tune of a 6-6 record and a sectional championship appearance.

This season, the offense has averaged 38 points per game while the defense is giving up just under 8 points per game. Look at the turn around in these final scores from 2018 to this year:

Opponent 2018 2020 Point Differential
West Noble 6-51, L 41-7, W +79
Angola 0-70, L 29-17, W +82
Garrett 0-44, L 36-7, W +73
Lakeland 6-62, L 42-0, W +98
Churubusco 8-62, L 24-6, W +72

Best of luck to Fairfield in a tough 2A sectional 35. They got a good draw with a first round home against a Central Noble team they defeated 32-6 in week 3, then a likely home game against Ft Wayne Bishop Luers in the semi-finals. More likely than not they would have to travel to Eastside for a sectional championship rematch, but I would anticipate a closer showing than last year's result.

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Someone should do a detailed case study of the Fairfield and Norwell football programs.  The similarities are uncanny down to prior coachs’ last name, start dates, 2006 peak, etc.  

difference: Fairfield held a shorter leash which resulted in a shorter turnaround?

Congratulations to the Fairfield Senior class!

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16 hours ago, DT said:

Fairfield has earned its way off the Contraction Watch List

Congratulations 

Your conraction talk is nothing but a bunch of "BS". There will be down times at certain schools. Get the right coach that knows what he is doing and develops talent and things can turn around in a heart beat (prime example Mooresville post Coach Bless had a rough go bring in Coach Gillin and it all changes). Never cheat young men the opportunities in life development football can provide!

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10 hours ago, FastpacedO said:

Your conraction talk is nothing but a bunch of "BS". There will be down times at certain schools. Get the right coach that knows what he is doing and develops talent and things can turn around in a heart beat (prime example Mooresville post Coach Bless had a rough go bring in Coach Gillin and it all changes). Never cheat young men the opportunities in life development football can provide!

Stop already. The rhetoric is bringing everyone down.  

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On 10/19/2020 at 5:28 PM, Purdue Pete said:

Someone should do a detailed case study of the Fairfield and Norwell football programs.  The similarities are uncanny down to prior coachs’ last name, start dates, 2006 peak, etc.  

difference: Fairfield held a shorter leash which resulted in a shorter turnaround?

Congratulations to the Fairfield Senior class!

Yes speaking of Norwell, kudos. They just jumped up on people’s radar.  And they whipped the New Haven bulldogs. 

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