Every varsity football season has its up and downs, and within that nine-game run so does every individual contest.
For Paris in its Homecoming game last Friday against Fayette that meant reaching out and grabbing 15 first downs and scoring six points each in the initial three quarters. The other side of that proposition began by falling behind 14-6 in the first quarter and 28-12 before getting outscored 14-6 in the second half to fall 42-18.
Despite this otherwise gloomy outcome, Kaison Berrey still managed to shine for the Coyotes with 20 carries for 127 yards and a touchdown and Breck Hancock completed 5-of-15 passes for 46 yards and a score and ran for 35 yards and a touchdown on 16 rushes. Andrew Young also made two receptions for nine yards and a score and Brandon Williams had three catches for 37 yards.
On defense it was Hancock who proved to be Paris' man with a plan after charting a team-high 13 tackles, Dallas Howard made 11 defensive stops and making eight tackles each were Trenton Morgan and Ethan Redington. Young and Williams made five defensive stops a piece and making four tackles each were Devin Miller and Berrey, as well.
Special teams featured a rather similar theme based on Hancock punting twice for 87 yards and kicking off four times for 100 yards, Berrey returned three kickoffs for 68 yards and Williams added a 16-yard kickoff return.
For Fayette, Ross Hudson managed to complete 5-of-8 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns in addition to running for 97 yards on two carries, Jace Udy had three catches for 111 yards and two scores and Nicholas Lembke had a 27-yard touchdown grab. Isiah Estes wasn't any fun to face for Paris, either, with a game-high 25 tackles.
Paris, 2-4 overall, are at Monroe City on Friday.