Corry football spoils Fairview’s homecoming

Corry defeats Fairview with a final score of 28-27, spoiling their homecoming

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Corry traveled to Fairview Friday, September 30, in hopes of spoiling the school’s homecoming game, and they did so in very dramatic fashion.

Late in the 2nd quarter, tempers flared after a personal foul on a Fairview offensive lineman, causing an uproar from the coaches and players on the Corry sidelines. Corry went into the locker room at halftime down 24-7 at the half, but the Beavers weren’t ready to back down.

Fairview would extend their lead with a field goal in the middle of the third quarter. On the first play in the fourth quarter, Corry linebacker Mason Savitz intercepted a pass from Tyler Corbin, returning it for a touchdown. Corbin would throw another interception on the very next drive, this time it was Corry’s Levi Ehrhart who made the play.

The Beavers would start their drive off with good field position and score a  touchdown on a 12 yard run by quarterback Nolan Carey. The Tigers went 3 and out and the Beavers regained possession once again. Now, late in the fourth quarter, the Beavers trailed 21-27.  Carey unloaded a deep ball to wide receiver Waylon Jackson to get them down to the one yard line. The Beavers would punch the ball in on a Wildcat direct snap to Savitz.

Carey would make the PAT, putting the Beavers on top 28-27 with around 1:30 left on the clock. The Beavers would kick an onside kick and recover the ball right in front of their own sideline. Carey kneeled out the clock to complete the Beavers comeback.

We asked head coach Jeff Goodwill what the game plan was heading into their matchup with Fairview, and he remarked, “…Big thing was to eliminate the big play. It killed us last week, and it killed us in the first half.” Coach Goodwill also explained that it was not just the coaches, but more so the players motivating each other towards their tremendous fourth quarter comeback.

This was Fairview’s homecoming game, so that gave Coach Goodwill and his team even more motivation considering the fact that Fairview actually played spoiler for Corry’s homecoming game last season. Finally, we asked Coach Goodwill what has changed about this team since the beginning of the season and he responded by saying, “Their preparation throughout the week has improved immensely. They are able to get ready and prepare a lot better week to week.”

We were also able to speak to Mason Savitz, Corry standout running back/linebacker, about the game. When asked about the scuffle late in the second quarter he said,”It definitely lit a fire under all of us.” He explained how the coaches’ energy helped keep the team fired up for the remainder of the game.

Finally, when asked how this win will impact the team moving forward, Savitz said,”Keep the physical mentality going into next week, and keep that same energy.”

Come out and support the team as they take on the North East Grape Pickers this Friday for Homecoming.