Fairbury QB Biehl sets record in Week 1 win
PLYMOUTH, NE — The Fairbury Jeffs got its season off to a good start Thursday night with a shutout win over the Tri County Trojans.
Fairbury took down Tri County 35-0 in a game where the Jeffs' passing attack dominated. In the win, Jeffs QB Jax Biehl set a school record with 338 passing yards. He also tied a school record with five touchdown passes in a single game.
Wide receiver James Olds hauled in two touchdown catches on six receptions for 137 yards. Jackson Martin had one TD reception on six catches for over 150 yards.
The Jeffs defense forced five turnovers in the win, including four interceptions.
Both offenses were a bit sluggish out of the gates as the first quarter ended in a 0-0 tie. Fairbury came alive in the second quarter though putting up 19 points, including an 18-yard score from Biehl to Olds as time expired in the first half.
The Jeffs would add two more scores in the third quarter to trigger a running clock the rest of the game.
The game marked Tri County's first contest at the 11-man level since 2015. Prior to this season, the Trojans had played the last six seasons in 8-man.
Quarterback Dustin Kapke threw for 20 yards on 5-7 passing Thursday night. He also ran it 11 times for 36 yards.
The Trojans were led in the rushing department by Cole Spahr who rushed for 46 yards on six carries.
Fairbury will have its home opener next week, hosting Falls City on Sept. 2. Tri County will hit the road next week for a matchup with Yutan.