Gamble’s interception seals the deal – Mexia upsets Fairfield, 19-14

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

The full moon brought out the Blackcat magic Friday night, as Mexia upset the Fairfield Eagles at home, 19-14, to shake things up in the district.
Mexia moves to 4-5 overall and 2-2 in district, while Fairfield drops to 5-4 and 3-1. That puts Mexia tied with Waco Connally and Lorena. Salado and Fairfield are tied with 3-1 records and Robinson as yet to win a district game.
It was the tale of two defenses the rest of the first half after both teams traded touchdowns in the opening quarter.
Fairfield score first on a 47-yard rushing play by Kadarrius Walker to give the Eagles the 7-0 lead.
Mexia answered with 3:13 left in the first quarter, when quarterback Travion Carter found Tyreon Williams in the end zone for the 24-yard touchdown pass and the game was tied at 7-7.
That’s when the defenses took command, shutting down each other’s offenses. Mexia came up with three interceptions in the first half, two by Ty Gamble and one by Jaque Martin. Martin’s interception was caught in the end zone for a touchback, that stopped the Eagles on a fourth and 23 late in the second quarter.

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