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Fairman Brothers Lead Bengals to Victory Over Bingham

Bubba and Luke Fairman
Bubba (17) & Luke (22) Fairman c/o Chris Lund

On a chilly Monday night, the Bengals of Brighton executed an outstanding game to take home a solid win over the Bingham Miners. From the simplest fundamentals all the way up to speed, footwork and shooting, Brighton was on fire. The Bengals came out on top 16-4.
The game began with a face-off won by the Bengals. Both the Miners and the Bengals looked to have a solid offense through the beginning of the first quarter as the ball took turns on both ends of the field.
Then something happened in the heads of the Bengals. About halfway through the quarter, Brighton scored their first goal. From that point forward, there was never a dull moment. They proceeded to score the next three goals of the game. Just before the quarter ended, Bingham midfielder Talen Little made a huge roll on his defender and was able to score the Miners’ first goal of the game.

Bubba and Luke Fairman
Bubba (17) & Luke (22) Fairman c/o Chris Lund
For as good as the Bengals offense looked in the first, it was even better in the second. The Bengals had no trouble working the ball and setting up plays. Bingham played a pretty good defense, but it was not enough to stop Brighton.
“Things have been clicking offensively for us the last three games,” said Brighton Head Coach Brandon Horoba. “We are starting to see the product of the hard work the kids are putting into practice. We are starting to see a lot of the success that we are having in practice payoff in games.”
Attackman Bubba Fairman picked up the play of the game in the second. Assisted by his older brother Luke Fairman, Bubba did a creative hybrid of a spin-move and a behind-the-back shot for a goal. The Bengals were able to gain a 10-2 lead at the end of the first half.
In addition to such great offense, the Bengals were executing the fundamentals with precision. They were clearing the ball quickly and riding hard. They were winning face-offs and picking up ground balls. Substitutions worked like clockwork. Passing, catching and shooting were all spot on. Such play was crucial in holding Bingham scoreless in the third.
“We have got three attackman who are playing really well, Ashton [Schmidt], Bubba and Luke,” commented Horoba. “Our defense is playing solid. It’s anchored by a dang good goalie in Quinton [Mathie]. We’ve got Logan Whipple that plays D-mid that clears the ball for us twenty times a game.”
Despite being as far behind as they were, Bingham did not let up; they did not hang their heads. In the fourth quarter they really started to play their game on offense. They were passing the ball much better and were shooting better shots. Another major change was a goalie switch that they had done for the final half. Goalie Scott Bronson came away with some incredible saves in the final two quarters.
Down to the final seconds, the Bengals never slowed their pace. They were a well-oiled machine and it payed off. They came away with the 16-4 win. Freshman Bubba Fairman scored 6 of the Bengals’ goals. Luke Fairman took home 2 goals and 5 assists.
“We are working on getting better each and every game,” continued Horoba, “and trying to get better each and every day in practice, pushing ourselves to be the best that we can. Park City is next. It’s going to be a battle with them and we are looking forward to it.”
The Bengals will play Park City on Thursday. Park City has only two losses on the season and with have the home-field advantage. Bingham will also play on Thursday against returning champs, Juan Diego. The Soaring Eagle has yet to lose an in-state game this season.

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  1. Best brother combo out there?? Stouts? Fairmans? Kadishs? Graneys? I’m sure there are others but I don’t know of them off the top of my head

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