Fairmont led 14-0 at halftime. After Springfield lost a fumble on its first drive, giving Fairmont the ball at the Springfield 46-yard line, Jesse Deglow scored on a 3-yard run with 1:57 left in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Aaron Jackson scored on a 5-yard run with 3:38 to play for Fairmont.
Springfield’s Raheim Moss scored on a 14-yard run with 10:04 left in the fourth quarter to cut Fairmont’s lead to 14-7. The Wildcats were driving for the potential tying score when they lost a fumble after converting on 4th-and-4 at the 15. Fairmont took over and ran out the clock in the final minutes.
Springfield lost 7-3 at Fairmont in the 2017 season finale. That loss knocked Springfield out of the playoffs. Fairmont leads the series 7-4 since 2008.