Second Half shutout helps Madison top Lincoln in Western League opener
CLAIREMONT - Ke'ontae Springs contributed two touchdowns as the Madison Warhawks picked up another "revenge win", defeating the visiting Lincoln Hornets 30-14 Friday night.
Jaylen Thomas set the tone for the Warhawks (4-2) after finding a wide-open Mike Jones for a game's first score.
Following an interception by K.J. Johnson, Tyler Jensen connected with Benjo O'Brien, who dashed to the end zone for a 40-yard score to put the Hornets (4-2) on the board, but a missed extra point attempt kept Madison in the lead 7-6 to end the first quarter.
A five-yard quarterback keeper by Thomas and a field goal would extend the Warhawks' advantage to 17-6, but Jensen found Kenneth Stevenson on a 20-yard screen pass for a touchdown. A successful two-point conversion catch by Keyshawn Smith cut the lead to 17-14 at the half.
The final two quarters belonged the Warhawks' defense, who kept Lincoln out of the end zone and allowed Springs to celebrate his birthday with the final two touchdown runs to seal the win.
"Sometimes you have to let your horse go," Madison head coach Jackson said when asked about Springs' performance. "And tonight, we had to do that."
Next week Lincoln returns home to take on St. Augustine, while Madison looks to continue its winning streak against ranked teams when they draw a what should be a tough matchup with Cathedral Catholic.
Top 1o Results (Week 7)
Rank / Team (Record) / Result
#1 Helix (5-1) / Def. El Capitan 65-14
#2 St. Augustine / Def. Morse 56-0
#3 Cathedral Catholic / Def. Point Loma 50-14
#4 Carlsbad / Def. #10 Torrey Pines 42-7
#5 Steele Canyon (6-0) / Def. Granite Hills 28-13
#6 Oceanside / Loss to #8 Mission Hills 0-27
#7 Lincoln (4-2) / Loss to #9 Madison 14-30
#8 Mission Hills (4-2) / Def. #6 Oceanside 27-0
#9 Madison (4-2) / Def. #7 Lincoln 30-14
#10 Torrey Pines (3-3) / Loss to #4 Carlsbad 7-42