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Week ending Sept. 21

Fair warning to future Governor opponents
Even with this kind of attention William Blount senior Devin Fair STILL rushed for 208 yards and four touchdowns. Photo by Jolanda Jansma

This one was a layup.

Absent from the William Blount backfield due to injury the first three games, Devin Fair returned to deliver a performance we won’t soon forget against rival Heritage on Friday.
The Governors and Mountaineers battled in a game for the ages, William Blount rallying in the closing minutes to upend the Mountaineers, 50-48, at Mike White Field.

Fair, the Barley’s/Blount Press Row Player of the Week, was a big, big part of the why.

The Governor senior rushed 208 yards and scored four of William Blount’s seven touchdowns in his 2014 running-back debut. Fair was limited to defensive end prior to Friday, a broken hand negating his ability to help the Governors out of the backfield. Making up for lost time, Fair scored on runs of 1, 53, 7 and 1 yards.

Several players from both teams helped make this one a classic, including Governor place-kicker Will Hodgson, whose 34-yard field goal with a minute remaining produced the winning points.

Nobody got off like Fair, though. Nobody.

The short list: WB quarterback Austin Myrick, 172 yards passing and a pair of touchdowns off the bench; WB receiver Joel Graham, a touchdown, more than one clutch catch and the game-ending tackle with the horn sounding; Hodgson, under pressure, fired right down the middle; Alcoa running back Jaquez Tyson, 200-plus yards rushing, four touchdowns; the Maryville defense, holding a powerful Hardin Valley team to a field goal.

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