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Revenge-Seeking Madison ends Grossmont's undefeated run, 34-13

EL CAJON - Madison head coach Rick Jackson celebrated his 45th birthday with a revenge win over the previously-undefeated No. 6 Grossmont Foothillers (4-1) Friday night, a team that knocked the Warhawks (4-2) out of the first round of the Division I playoffs as an 11th-seed last season.

Grossmont got on the board first with a 31-yard field goal from Axel Gonzalez, but the Warhawks would make a few key defensive stops before answering with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Jaylen Thomas to Herman Smith to take a 6-3 lead at the half.

Following a fumble recovery, Thomas connected with Ke'ontae Spring, who took a screen pass 34 yards for another score on 4th down & 5, extending Madison's lead to 13-3.

The Foothillers capitalized off a fumble recovery to set up an 11-yard touchdown off Jamie Odom's quarterback scramble to cut the Warhawks lead to 13-10 with 3:55 left in the third quarter.

Thomas would get his third touchdown of the game with a 33-yard scramble to the end zone to give the Warhawks a 19-10 lead entering the fourth quarter.

Gonzalez nailed his second field goal of the game, a 42-yarder to cut the lead to 19-13, but the Warhawks continued to pile on with touchdown runs by Springs and Javhi Blomquist to seal the win.

Next week both teams open league play, as Madison returns home to host Lincoln, while Grossmont visits Valhalla.

Top 1o Results (Week 6)

Rank / Team (Record) / Result

#1 Helix (4-1) / Def. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, CA) 42-17 

#2 Cathedral Catholic (5-1) / Def. Otay Ranch 63-0

#3 St. Augustine (4-1) / Bye

#4 Carlsbad (4-1) / Bye

#5 Steele Canyon (5-0) / Def. Mira Mesa 45-0

#6 Grossmont (4-1) / Loss to Madison 13-34

#7 Lincoln (4-1) / Def. Mater Dei Catholic 31-28

#8 Oceanside (4-1) / Def. Olympian 33-3

#9 Mission Hills (3-2) / Bye

#10 Torrey Pines (3-2) / Bye

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