Ohio HS Football Insider: Meigs, Fairland post historic numbers in shootout

History and defense didn’t stand a chance Friday in Rock Springs. Meigs and Fairland high schools delivered a historic performance that reverberated on the scoreboard and in the record books.

1304436838The final? Meigs 79, Fairland 69.

The teams combined for 1,353 yards.

Individual standouts were numerous.


*Michael Davis, Meigs
Senior pulled off an impressive double by becoming just the seventh player in state history to rush for eight TDs or more in a game and the seventh player in state history to score nine TDs or more in a game. Davis ran for 352 yards and eight TDs on 37 carries. He was also three-of-four passing for 36 yards and had three receptions for 54 yards and a TD.

*Chance Short, Fairland
Senior QB became just the sixth player in state history to throw for over 600 yards in a game when he completed 26-of-42 passes for 601 yards and seven TDs in a 79-69 loss to Meigs.

*Dylan Murphy, Fairland
Caught nine passes for 230 yards.

Meigs led 41-23 at halftime and 63-49 after three quarters. Fairland pulled to within 71-63 with a little over six minutes left.

According to mydailytribune, the 79 points is a school record for points scored by Meigs. The 69 points it surrendered is also a school record.

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