Expectations Remain High for Fairbury After First District Title in Over 15 Years

It's going to be a lot of fun going out to battle with those guys every week.

- Jacob Johnson, Senior - Running Back

FAIRBURY – After winning the district championship in 2016 the 12 seniors for the Fairbury Jeffs want even more this season.

The first year of Kameron Lenhart’s stint as head coach at Fairbury was a big success. The Jeffs finished 8-2 and fell to Boys Town in the state playoffs.

“I never built it, I just kept it running. I think we’re doing a great job of continuing to build football tradition here, but what it did for the town and how the city felt at Boys Town that night, you could really see what it did for the community and bringing everyone together,” said Lenhart.

This year’s senior class is loaded with talent, including Quarterback Adam Wasserman and Jacob Johnson. Wasserman finished with over 2,000 total yards and 33 touchdowns last season, while Johnson ran for over 1,000 yards.

“We have lots of good chemistry, so that helps a lot,” declared Senior Trent Grizzle.

Johnson added, “Yeah, we’re a pretty tight group. It’s going to be a lot of fun going out to battle with those guys every week.”

While it was great to win their district and make the playoffs last year, Coach Lenhart has certainly raised expectations this year.

“We’ve now been to the playoffs, we got back to it, it’s now time to win a playoff game. That’s what the seniors said. That’s the first thing when we had our senior meeting, and the goal they wanted to set was win a playoff game. It hasn’t been done in Fairbury, and this senior group plans to do it.”

Fairbury opens the year at David City.

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