Madison & St. Augustine met for the first time since the 2012 CIFSD Section D-IV Championship.
The Saints answered back after a huge kickoff return by Elijah Preston set up a one-yard run by Francoise Sims for the game-winning touchdown.
Another chance for the Warhawks to take the lead fell short after Kareem Coles' pass was intercepted by sophomore Jacob Baker. The Saints went on to run out the clock and escape with a 36-29 win.
Preston had another outstanding game rushing for 157 yards, but didn't record a touchdown. Sims chipped in with 76 yards and found the endzone three times.
Saints quarterback Thomas Goodridge completed 12 out of 18 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns caught by Frank Buncom IV.
Warhawks receiver Shaheed Madyun scored on a 93-yard kickoff return, and the touchdown and two point conversion that gave Madison it's only lead of the game.
Off to it's first 0-2 start since 2006, the Warhawks will get a much needed bye before they take on Eastlake in their first road game of the season. The Saints will play their third consecutive road contest when they travel to Los Angeles next week for a meeting with the Loyola Cubs.
Top 10 Scoreboard 9/5/14
#1 Mission Hills 21, Torrey Pines 17
#2 Oceanside 24, Mission Viejo (CA) 7
#3 St. Augustine 36, Madison 29
#4 Helix 35, Del Oro (Loomis, CA) 10
#6 Eastlake 17, Vista 16
#7 Carlsbad 45, Lincoln 0
#9 El Capitan 35, Mater Dei Catholic 0
Mount Miguel 25, #10 Poway 24