Skyline football defeated Fairfield 56-8 on Friday

Fairfield got on the scoreboard first Friday night, but from that point on it was all Skyline as the Thunderbirds racked up 56 unanswered points to overwhelm the Falcons 56-8 in a mercy-rule game that ended after three quarters. 

After Fairfield's initial possession, the T-Birds were able to do just about whatever they wanted. They pounded the rock for 241 yards and 5 scores while also gaining 121 yards and 3 TDs through the air in a balanced offensive effort. 

The score was just 14-8 after the first period, but the Thunderbirds erupted for 30 points in Q2 to take a 44-8 lead to halftime. Putting up 12 more in the third frame tripped the mercy rule, and Skyline had the game 56-8.

After Fairfield's opening score, the T-Bird defense was stout. Fairfield couldn't sustain offense after that as Skyline forced the Falcons to cough up the ball numerous times, and four different T-Birds were credited with recovered fumbles: Ryan Adams, Eliazar Carrasco, Bryson Fletcher and Charlie Shafer.

Meanwhile, the Thunderbird offense was clicking on all cylinders. QB Carson Lee found Ryan Adams, Mark Schmidt and Jackson Dunn with touchdown passes.

Braden Tyler averaged about 18 yards per carry on his way to 3 TDs on the ground. Eli Temanson averaged about 6 ypc and added a score. Mark Schmidt collected a TD on the ground as well.

"After a bit of a disappointing start on offense and defense, the boys settled in and established themselves," Skyline head coach Andrew Nation said of the game. " They made consistent plays on both sides of the ball and dominated the rest of the way."

With the win, Skyline improves to 2-6 on the year. They will host Kiowa County on Thursday night in their final district match-up.

It will be Senior Night for the T-Birds.