Week 13: Madison Warhawks 40, Grossmont Foothillers 28
The Madison Warhawks defeated the Grossmont Foothillers, 40-28, in a San Diego CIF Division I quarterfinal on Friday night.
The first-quarter scoring came primarily via the air.
Jaylen Thomas found Herman Smith on the opening drive for an 18-yard touchdown hookup. That gave Madison the quick 7-0 lead.
Grosmont answered on its first drive.
Jamie Odom went up top to Jhamae Vann for a 15-yard touchdown toss to even the score at 7-all.
And before the first quarter could end, a 2019 Silver Pigskin finalist began to make his mark on the game.
Ke’ontae Springs found green grass taking the handoff 48 yards for the score. This gave the Warhawks a 14-7 lead.
Grossmont continued to air it out in the second.
This time, Odom found Robert Tucker. The 46-yard touchdown evened the score at 14-all.
Ke’ontae remained composed.
Springs took it in from 5 yards out to give Madison a 21-14 lead heading into halftime.
Tucker got things going in the third. He ran it in from 7 yards out to tie the score once again at 21-all.
Then Springs completed the hat trick in a way only he could.
Springs outran everyone on the defense en route to a 64-yard touchdown scamper. A missed extra point meant the Warhawks’ lead was just six at 27-21.
Grossmont would answer.
Odom found Tucker again, this time for a 58-yard touchdown pass giving the Foothillers their first lead of their night. Grossmont led 28-27 heading to the fourth.
But Silver Pigskin finalists live for the fourth quarter.
Springs made a nice move to get in untouched from a yard out and regain the lead for Madison 33-28 after a failed two-point attempt.
As the Foothillers marched down the field, it seemed like the missed extra points by Madison would loom large.
After penalties set Grossmont up inside the five for a first-and-goal, an errant snap moved the Foothillers back to the ten.
Then as the ball was thrown toward the end zone and Grossmont looking for a lead, Springs went up and took it away.
He capped off the next drive with a 21-yard touchdown.
Springs’ 5 touchdowns went along with 331 yards.
The Madison Warhawks will host Oceanside next week in a semifinal.