Ironton cruises past Fairland with a 27-point second quarter

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IRONTON, Ohio (WOUB) – To kick off the third week of the 2023-2024 season, the Ironton Tigers would win 62-14 against the Fairland Dragons at Tanks Memorial Stadium.  

 This game between Ironton and Fairland would be the first in conference matchup for the Ohio Valley Conference. With the Tigers winning against the Dragons, Ironton will take the early lead for the OVC title.  

 To start off the first quarter, Fairland would get the first possession of the game, but would end up punting a few plays later. For Ironton’s first possession, the Tigers would fumble the ball on their own 25-yard line and the ball would end up in the hands of the Dragons. 

The first quarter for both teams would include several penalties, like false starts and holding calls. But for Ironton, they would fumble the ball two more times before the quarter was over  

With 7:16 left in the first quarter, Fairland’s Camron Mayo would get the first score of the game for the Dragons. 

After this score from the Dragons, the Tigers would get a score of their own a few minutes later as Bailey Thacker would find Shaun Terry to get Ironton on the board. 

At the end of the first quarter, both teams would be tied, with the score at 7-7.  

The second quarter would be a different story as it would become Ironton’s highest scoring quarter of the game, with the Tigers putting 27 points on the board. 

 To start off this 27-point onslaught from the Tigers, Ironton’s Zayne Williams would find himself in the endzone after an 8-yard run with 9:18 left in the second quarter.  

 Along with Williams and Terry, Ironton’s Gavin Hart would also make a scoring contribution to help extend the Tigers lead against the Dragons. These scoring drives from Ironton in the second quarter would only be a few plays long each, as the Tigers would get a ton of yardage on each individual play, including a 41-yard run from Thacker during the quarter. 

At the end of the first half, Ironton would lead Fairland 34-7.  

This offensive game from Ironton would end up staying consistent after the second quarter as the Tigers would score 14 points in both the third and fourth quarter. Fairland would score again in the third but would not be able to catch up to the early lead from Ironton in the second quarter.  

Looking to next week, Ironton will face off against the Cabell Midland Knights, while Fairland will host the Trimble Tomcats in Proctorville.