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The Pirates led the Trailblazers 6-0 at halftime and held on for the eight-point win to run their record to 2-0.
For Fayetteville, Dalton Dempsey scored on runs covering 20 and 40 yards, while rushing 12 times for 120 yards.
Marcus Lively had eight carries for 60 yards, and David Gilliam supplied a two-point conversion run.
The FMS blocking was led by Jacob Cox, Savannah Kincaid, Sammy Pullens and Christian Lively.
Ansted’s Chris Simms reached the end zone on a 30-yard run.
For the Fayetteville defense, Micah Bates had a fumble recovery. Others providing defensive leadership were CJ Dooley, Trent Pullens, Bradon Broach and Jordan Dempsey.
The Ansted defense created four turnovers.
Will Fenton completed three touchdown passes en route to a 225-yard passing performance in the setback for the Pirates to the Lumberjacks.
Also for the Pirate offense, Jordan Dempsey had four carries for 50 yards, which included a 40-yard touchdown. Marcus Lively (20 yards) and CJ Dooley (10 yards) also had TD rushes.
Dalton Dempsey registered six receptions for 75 yards.
The offensive line was led by Jacob Cox, Savannah Kincaid, Christian Lively, Micah Bates and Sammy Pullens.
The FMS defense was led by Bradon Broach’s fumble recovery. Other key defensive players were Trent Pullens, David Gilliam and Jonathan Malay.
Fayetteville (2-1) visits Meadow Bridge at 6 p.m. tonight.
Meadow Bridge 14
Valley Middle School posted its second straight win, a 30-14 defeat of host Meadow Bridge Thursday, to even its record at 2-2 in 2012.
Tracy Conliffe rushed for 134 yards and one touchdown to lead the Valley offense. Laytner Smith had 32 ground yards, a TD and a trio of two-point conversions. Jaylun Craig chipped in 57 yards and a score, and Devon Williams had 58 and a touchdown.
Williams had an interception and Tanner Sears a fumble recovery for the Greyhound defense. Leading tacklers were Smith (five), Conliffe and Ethan Hess (four each), and Seth Clodfelter and Garyn Pritt (three each).
Valley entertains Ansted Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at Tech’s Martin Field.