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Fairfield prepares for much improved Missoula Loyola team

Posted at 10:44 PM, Nov 16, 2018

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield football team prepares to face Missoula Loyola Saturday for the Class B state title. The Eagles will try to bring home the program’s second state championship in the last four years. It won’t be an easy task, Fairfield beat Loyola 38-6 on the road back in early September this season, but the Rams haven’t lost since. Loyola has outscored opponents by a combined total of 386-118.

“Losses are good for teams at times. You get to figure who are are and you get to figure out what you’re doing wrong. What (Missoula Loyola) has done as a team as they’ve kind of stuck together, strong senior leadership,” said Fairfield head coach Les Meyer. “I don’t know that you really stop them, no one really has stopped them. So you just hope to minimize mistakes, penalties, minimize turnovers, try not to give up a big play.”

“We’re all amped, we’re so ready for this game. I hope that we have some great defensive fixes and adjustments for (Loyola), because they’re a great team,” said Fairfield senior Derek Simmons. “Hopefully we can sit them down to the best of our ability. Then on offense we run smoothly.”

The Class B Championship is scheduled to kickoff in Missoula at 2 pm on Saturday.