Game of the Week: Madison Warhawks 44, El Capitan Vaqueros 7
The first game of any season is often seen as a litmus test, a barometer that, whether good or bad, could be a determining factor for how the rest of your season unfolds.
In the case of the Madison Warhawks, their week one result could not be interpreted as anything but positive.
On the heels of three Terrell Carter touchdown passes to Brandon Lewis, and two special teams touchdowns by Silver Pigskin watch list member Shaheed Madyun, the Warhawks cruised to a big win over the El Capitan Vaqueros in the first match-up of the Brothers in Arms Classic at Cathedral Catholic High School.
Despite the score, the first quarter was relatively pedestrian, when Vaqueros quarterback Phoenix Cates getting sacked in the end zone registering as the only points of the first frame. Once the second quarter started, however, the Warhawks found their rhythm behind new starting quarterback Terrell Carter.
Madison (1-0) scored 5 touchdowns in the second quarter, including a 99-yard kickoff return and a 44-yard punt return, both for touchdowns, by Silver Pigskin watch-lister Madyun.
With the score 37-7 at the half, Madison seemed to go into cruise control in the second half, with a Carter-to-Lewis touchdown pass providing the only scoring of the second half.
Madison will take on St. Augustine next Friday, while El Cap will look to rebound on the road at Mater Dei.
PREVIEW – There can’t better a better way to start off the 2015 San Diego High School football season than a great match up at Cathedral Catholic High School Friday night at 5:00 p.m., as the Madison Warhawks face the 2014 Division III State Finalists, the El Capitan Vaqueros.
Madison, like El Capitan, will face some challenges replacing Silver Pigskin Finalists Kareem Coles from Madison and Isaiah Capoocia of El Capitan. But not to worry, both teams will have extreme talent coming into the season like Madison’s duo of David and Jojo Falo on the offensive line and a talented receiver corps featuring senior WR Shaheed Madyun.
El Capitan is coming off one of the town’s finest seasons in Lakeside, 14-1 in 2014 and a few plays away from capturing a 2014 Division III state title. This might be a slow transition though with not too many returnees from last year, but nevertheless, extremely talented on the front and defensive line such as Jeff Abbott on offense and senior LB Joshua Benson.
This game might come down to which younger quarterbacks will make the least amount of mistakes, as both squads will have new quarterbacks leading the offense.
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