AMERICAN CANYON — The Fairfield High football team avoided a shutout as it scored twice in the second half, falling 42-14 to American Canyon in Solano County Athletic Conference play, Friday.
The Falcons (2-6, 0-3 SCAC) found themselves down in a hurry. Just two plays into the game for Fairfield quarterback, Michael Arredondo lost a fumble with the Wolves scoring two plays later on a 21-yard Derrick Hughes run.
On Fairfield’s ensuing possesion, Arredondo tried to get the ball to Eric Clark on a screen play, but American Canyon’s Tristen LaPlume tipped the ball high in the air and got the interception. Three plays later, Wolves quarterback Michael Rapacon ran in a 14-yard touchdown on a option keeper.
Rapacon’s next score would come with just under five minutes to go in the half, as he threw a 16-yard pass to Hughes. Rapacon had six completions in a row in the first half, throwing for 162 yards with three touchdowns in that span.
American Canyon scored touchdowns on its first six possessions of the game. The streak was snapped by a Falcons interception in the end zone by Alex Darnes toward the end of the second half.
Down 42-0 to start the second half, the Falcons came out to play, forcing a fumble on the Wolves’ first possession and would force another fumble on the next possession as well.
Fairfield got on the board with 2:22 left in the third quarter as Eric Posey took it in the endzone on a 3-yard sweep. The first of Hector Avila’s two conversions made it 42-7.
The next score came with 27 seconds left in the game on a 1-yard Arredondo quarterback keeper.
“We actually got out and executed some offense in the second half,” said Fairfield coach David Fishleigh of the Falcons’ two scoring drives late in the game.
Fairfield ran for a combined 156 yards and two touchdowns, while American Canyon finished with 185 yards and three touchdowns.
“We got another challenge at Vallejo, so we have to get ready for it,” said Coach Fishleigh about next weeks match against the Apaches. He added, “We got to keep getting better everyday. We got better this week.”
Reach Marcus Lomtong at 425-4646, ext. 266, or firstname.lastname@example.org.