SALEM, Va. -

Salem rode a six game winning streak into this week's 4A North opener against Fauquier at Salem Stadium. The Spartans were looking to start another deep postseason run.

The Spartans and Falcons braved the elements in round one.

Salem wasted no time getting on the board.  Coleman Fox did the honors breaking free up the middle and waltzing in on a 27 yard stroll to make it 7-nothing Spartans.

A few minutes later it was Devante Payne.  He broke several tackles on his way to the zone.  Payne scored from 17 yards out and it was 14-zip Salem.

Fox was at it again a few minutes later.  He took the pitch on the sweep and had a convoy out in front.  Fox emerged from the pack and scooted in on this 35 yard tally.  He had three in the first half, and he loves the camera.   Salem loves the postseason.  The Spartans cruise to the 49 to 27 win over Fauquier.