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Stratford wins road playoff opener

By Mo Patton
Photo by Mike Strasinger
(Originally published on www.williamsonherald.com.)
Fairview struggled with its own wet field and with Stratford’s speed – a combination that led to the end of the Yellow Jackets’ season in a 39-0 Class 3A playoff loss Friday night.
“The weather probably hurt us more than it did them,” Fairview coach Chris Hughes said. “They looked like they were running on top of the mud. We looked like we were running in it."
That was the story of the night for the hosts, who never got untracked offensively while watching Stratford (8-3) score its first four touchdowns on plays of 50 yards or more. The Yellow Jackets finished with just 143 offensive yards, rushing for 31 yards on 32 carries.
Stratford, meanwhile, received a spark from William Summers. Playing in just his fourth game of the season, Summers rushed for 163 yards and a touchdown on...

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