FAIRFIELD — The Bethel rushing attack was too much for the Fairfield High football team with the Jaguars rolling to a 42-0 rout at Schaefer Stadium, Friday, in Solano County Athletic Conference play.
Six different players for the Jaguars rushed for 180 total yards on 35 attempts, scoring four touchdowns, while not one pass attempt was made on the night for the away team.
Bethel’s first score came on a 41-yard option run up the middle by Sean Cooper, leaving 2 minutes 35 seconds left on the clock. It took less than a minute for the Jaguars to get the ball back, scoring on their first play of the series, with a 42-yard run from Cooper.
“They found a weakness in our defense,” said Fairfield coach David Fishleigh, adding “They exploited it like a good football team does.”
Falcons quarterback Michael Arredondo was picked off to start the second quarter, but as the linebacker who intercepted it was running for the end zone, he was tackled and fumbled the ball at the Fairfield 21-tyard line. The ball was then picked up by Bethel’s Tyler Fields who ran the rest of the way to score the touchdown.
“They played flat out better than us,” Fishleigh said.
The final two Jaguar scores came on a 34-yard touchdown run from Malichi Dawson and a 75-yard punt return by Ricardo Slay.
Fishleigh said he told his players at halftime to “go out and play hard,” and they did, holding Bethel scoreless in the second half, which all started on a 4th-and-1 stop on the Jaguars’ first series of the half.
The Falcons’ Eric Clark came out of the second half playing hard as he rushed for 41 yards, after only rushing for two in the first half.
“We came out and fought in the second half,” said Fishleigh. “My mantra to these guys is, ‘We got to get better every day.’ ”
With only three games left in the season, Fairfield travels to American Canyon Friday, looking for its first SCAC win of the year.
In junior varsity action, Bethel ran away with a 48-0 win over an injury-plagued Fairfield team.