Madison Warhawks 62, Bonita Vista Barons 0
The Madison Warhawks (2-0) remain undefeated as they beat the Bonita Vista Barons, 62-0, at Southwestern College on Friday night.
The Warhawks had three drives in the first quarter that resulted in touchdowns.
The first drive was capped off by an athletic move from quarterback Mario Alves to elude pressure and an even nicer spin move to split Baron defenders by Keontae Springs for a 17-yard score.
The second drive took two plays, both coming from the legs of running back Kenon Kriston, as he dashed for 10 yards then broke for a 59-yard touchdown run. The third drive was all Kriston again as he would scamper for a 30-yard touchdown.
Bonita Vista (0-2) would move the ball in the first quarter but would come up short on multiple drives. The Warhawks defense was flying all over the place making big plays in the backfield, as well as, the secondary.
Madison will head back home in Week 3 as they take on El Capitan (0-2), and Bonita Vista will try their luck against Rancho Verde (2-0).
Daniel Stokes and the Madison Warhawks (1-0) fly into Southwestern College to take on the Bonita Vista Barons (0-1) in a non-league match up.
Due to Stokes’ raw talent, the Warhawks use the senior in the backfield as a duel-threat quarterback and will widen him outside to stretch the defense. Last week against Rancho Bernardo, Stokes rushed eight times for 149 yards and a touchdown, caught one reception for 40 yards, and completed 2-of-5 passes for 27 yards.
Warhawks head coach Rick Jackson has a plethora of athletes to rely on and because of it could be considered the county’s top team after some major losses from top programs in Week 1 (Helix, Cathedral, Mission Hills). Madison has been a solidified top program in San Diego for at least a decade and after a rough 8-3 season last year, they look eager to repeat their 2016 season as state champions.
Only a few years removed from their state championship victory, Bonita Vista is heading in the opposite direction since the departure of former head coach Chris Thompson.
First-year head coach Sam Kirkland has his work cut out for him as he came to a team that stacked their first two games of the season against the county’s premiere teams (St. Augustine, Madison). We will get a good glimpse of how well Kirkland has gained control of his program in a short period of time.
Please make sure to catch the highlights on KUSI’s Prep Pigskin Report at 11 p.m.