Sixth-ranked North Fayette Valley comes into the night with a 6-1 record and a district championship showdown looming next week against seventh-ranked New Hampton. Waterloo Columbus was still looking for its first win of the season.
The Sailors come out looking to tame the mighty Tiger Hawks, but after a quick 4-and-out, North Fayette Valley takes over at the 50 and hands off to #7 Derrick Kuehner, who takes it 20 yards down the right side, barely touched.
Two plays later, the Sailors are on their heels at the one, and Tiger Hawk Josh Mackey walks it in right up the middle.
The extra point was good, and North Fayette Valley leads 7-zip.
The Sailor band was keeping the Sailors' pride alive, but another 4-and-out gave the Tiger Hawks a short field. Mackey takes the ball and runs it right up the gut 17 yards to the 12-yard line of the Sailors.
Two plays later from the one, #44 Mackey gets his second TD of the night, running around the right side for the score. The extra point is no good, but it's 13-zero North Fayette Valley.
The Sailors were trying to keep the spirit alive going for it on a 4th-and-3. Reed Bailey finds a wide open Henry Dropps, but he can't hold on to it.
The Tiger Hawks drown out the cheers, because it takes them only two plays to make it 20-zero with Mackey taking it in for his third TD of the night around the right side.
Sailors fumble on the very next possession. The Tiger Hawks start at the Sailors' 27, and #5 Ben Martin takes it around and through the left side of the Sailors for a 15-yard pick-up.
Two plays later from the Sailors' 3, Hurd keeps the ball and runs it in from the left side. The extra point fails, and it's 26-zero Tiger Hawks.
Sailor fans were still hoping for a win, but a 4-and-out gives the ball to North Fayette Valley at the Sailor 18, and Kedrick Bemiss finds #28 Nick Baumler in the corner of the end zone, making the score 33-zero.
The Tiger Hawks would score their sixth touchdown, capping off the first quarter 40-zero.
The final score: North Fayette Valley 69, Waterloo Columbus 0.