MISSOULA — Ryder Meyer threw three first-half touchdowns and Dawson Allen scored twice and had two interceptions as Fairfield held off Missoula Loyola 38-6 in a marquee Class B match-up on Friday night.
Meyer opened the scoring with a 70-yard strike to Allen, then the duo hooked up for another touchdown on the next drive, but an offensive pass interference negated the play. The Eagles marched back downfield with Meyer finding Derek Simmons for a 10-yard touchdown and a 14-0 lead. Meyer’s defensive interception ended the opening quarter with that margin.
Fairfield capitalized off the turnover, with Meyer earning his third touchdown of the half, though it was Keeley Bake ripping the ball from a Loyola defender in the end zone that secured the touchdown. Cooper Waters put Loyola on the board with a 15-yard touchdown reception, cutting Fairfield’s lead to 20-6 at the half.
But Allen opened the third quarter with an 80-yard kick return touchdown, pushing the Eagles ahead for good. After Allen added his first interception, Meyer punched in on a designed quarterback run. Bake’s 15-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter ended the scoring for the Eagles. Fairfield (2-0) faces Glasgow next weekend, while Loyola (2-1) will meet Deer Lodge.
Class B football scores
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Big Timber 24, Manhattan 7
Bigfork 44, Florence 15
Cut Bank 32, Conrad 28
Deer Lodge 54, Anaconda 20
Eureka 51, Thompson Falls 6
Fairfield 38, Missoula Loyola 6
Glasgow 50, Harlem 6
Huntley Project 41, Red Lodge 20
Malta 42, Wolf Point 0
Roundup 54, Baker 0
Three Forks 45, Jefferson 7
Townsend 20, Columbus 6
Whitehall 27, Shepherd 13