MS Football: Top-seeded Madras to face revived Wildcats in final
From STAFF REPORTS
The Smokey Road Wildcats picked the right time to get hot.
After sluggish start to the season that included three-regular season losses, the Wildcats have played their way into the CCMSAL championship game with a 16-6 victory over Evans.
It’s the third championship meeting between the two schools, who have split the first two encounters. Madras won the CCMSAL championship in 2006 and two years later, Smokey Road captured the title in a rematch.
Kickoff for Tuesday’s contest is set for 6 p.m. at Henry Seldon Field.
Recapping Tuesday’s semifinal games:
• Smokey Road 16, Evans 6
Smokey Road used two first-quarter touchdowns to build the lead, and from there, they never gave it back en route to its victory over Evans.
Jacob Bryant’s one-yard touchdown run got the scoring started for Smokey Road.
A.J. Robinson then added the Wildcats’ final touchdown of the night later in the quarter. When Sergio Wallace added a pass from Bryant to complete the 2-point conversion, Smokey Road led 14-0.
Robinson finished the day with 95 yards on 12 carries to lead the Smokey Road offense.
Kenonte Anderson had a successful day on both sides of the line of scrimmage. After a scoreless second quarter by both teams, Anderson sacked the Evans quarterback in the end zone for the Wildcats’ final score of the game and a 16-0 lead.
Anderson, who finished with 42 yards rushing on four carries, also recovered a fumble.
Evans scored its only touchdown in the fourth period when Kadarius Satterwhite scored on a 3-yard run.
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SCORING SUMMARY – Smokey Road Wildcats 16, Evans 6
Smokey Road 14 0 2 0 — 16
Evans 0 0 0 6 — 6
SR — Jacob Bryant one run (kick failed)
SR — A.J. Robinson 38 run (Sergio Wallace pass from Jacob Bryant)
SR — Keonte Anderson sacked Evans quarterback in end zone
E — Kadarius Satterwhite 3 run (kick failed)
• Madras Eagles 28, Arnall Knights 6
Madras football players Ton Evans and Terrence Carter put on quite an offensive show on Tuesday, helping lead the top-ranked Eagles to a 28-6 victory over No. 4-seed Arnall at home.
Evans ran for two touchdowns and caught two touchdown passes from Carter en route to the win.
Evans scored on touchdown runs of 70 and 61 yards in the first quarter to help the Eagles build a 14-0 lead.
The Carter-to-Evans air attack then went on display in the third quarter for the first touchdown of the second half. Carter's 73-yard pass to Evans gave Madras a 22-0 lead.
The Madras offensive duo connected one last time in the fourth quarter when Evans hauled in Carter’s 46-yard TD toss.
Arnall prevented the shutout in the fourth quarter when Will LaGuardia scored on a one-yard run.
Marquez Mitchell led Madras with eight tackles. Teammate Turner Hughes added seven in the win.
SCORING SUMMARY – Madras Eagles 28, Arnall Knights 6
Arnall 0 0 0 6 — 6
Madras 14 0 8 6 — 28
M — Ton Evans 70 run (Terrance Carter run)
M — Evans 61 run (pass failed)
M — Carter 73 pass to Evans (Carter pass to Cameron Ramsey)
M —Carter 46 pass to Evans (run failed)
A — Will LaGuardia 1 run (run failed)