The streak continues.
Fairmont Senior kept its recent run of success over county rival North Marion going on Friday night, shrugging off a slow start with a furious second-half rally to post a 26-10 win at Husky Field.
The Polar Bears, who haven’t lost to their northern neighbors since 2003, ran up 20 unanswered points after intermission to move to 1-1 overall and in the Big 10.
“They showed a lot of guts,” Fairmont Senior coach Jared Mileto said.
That cannot be denied after this one.
After all, the Polar Bears played four quarterbacks after an injury to junior starter Austin Norman. They fumbled five times, losing four of them. And they didn’t do much offensively to start, mustering just 43 total yards in the first half.
But the Polar Bears found a way, thanks to a suffocating defensive showing — they had eight sacks and held North to minus-10 yards rushing on 31 attempts — and a slew of big plays on the other side of the ball.
Undoubtedly the biggest came on Fairmont Senior’s first play of their second offensive series after halftime.
It looked liked your typical sweep as Ryder Skarzinski chugged hard left toward the sideline. But then something changed — he suddenly slowed his feet and then cocked his arm back, looking to pass.