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Fairview’s late touchdown takes down Cheatham County

Cheatham County Central hosted Fairview on Friday night for a region battle. The Yellow Jackets were able to score in the final few minutes to pull away for a 28-21 win.

The Cubs started the scoring with a touchdown pass from senior Patrick Kelly to senior Robert Humphrey. Kelly kicked the extra point to give Cheatham County a 7-0 lead.

Fairview was able to respond with a short rushing touchdown from Treyvon Murray. Murray finished with two touchdowns, but Fairview missed the extra point, leading to a 7-6 Cubs’ lead.

Murray scored his second touchdown late in the first half and Fairview executed the two-point conversion to take a 14-7 lead before halftime.

Cheatham County Central came out in the second half and drove down the field for a touchdown to tie the game. Kelly found the end zone, this time on the ground, but the Cubs missed the extra point, so Fairview still led 14-13.

Wendall Billingsly then got in on the scoring for Fairview with a rushing touchdown, allowing the Yellow Jackets to extend the lead to 21-13.

The senior duo of Kelly and Humphrey pushed Cheatham County Central back down the field to give the Cubs a chance to tie the game. Kelly ran into the end zone for his second rushing touchdown and added a successful two-point conversion to tie the game at 21.

Billingsly ran into the end zone for his second rushing touchdown late in the fourth quarter to give Fairview the 28-21 lead.

Cheatham County Central did get the ball back with little time left but could not score.

Fairview moves to 3-2 on the season with three straight wins in the past three weeks. The Yellow Jackets are scheduled to host Creek Wood on Friday.

Cheatham County Central is now 1-4 on the season and is scheduled to be on the road next week at Jo Byrns.

“My team is awesome, these guys play hard every snap,” Cheatham County Central coach Gary Halstead said. “We lack depth, which is the reason we have lost several games in the final minute. I would not want to coach anywhere else. Other schools may have better football players, but nobody has better effort. Our record is not where we want to be, but our character is way above the norm.”