CCMSAL Football

Madras, Lee in championship Tuesday

Madras's undefeated football team is a win away from repeating as Coweta County Middle School Athletic League champions.

The top-seeded Eagles (6-0) clinched a return trip to Tuesday's title game to be held at Northgate's Henry Seldon Field at 6 p.m., with a convincing 50-6 semifinal victory at home last week over No. 5 seed Evans.

Standing in their way is second-seeded Lee Middle (5-1), which defeated No. 6 Arnall 30-6. The Timberwolves' only loss this year came on Sept. 17 at Madras when the Eagles came away with a 22-8 win.

Madras continued to receive contributions from throughout the lineup in last week's semifinal victory including a pair of touchdown catches by Devante Johnson from quarterback Kyle McLaren, who also ran for a score in the win over Evans.

Johnson finished with 99 yards receiving for the Eagles, which also picked up 242 yards on the ground behind an offensive line led by Robert Givens.

Both C.J. Render and James Lyle had rushing touchdowns in the win.

Madras' defense, meanwhi le, intercepted five Evans passes including ones by Render and LaJaston Hardy that were returned for touchdowns.

Dominick Rados, Chase Bevil and Billy Kilgore also had interceptions. Both Ian Margeson and Jack Eskew shared the team-lead for tackles.

Will Horne and Jeremiah Prayor converted extra points for Madras.

Lee, meanwhile, also jumped out for a quick lead in its semifinal win over Arnall. The Wolves picked up an 85-yard run off rightend by Joshua Martin to get on the scoreboard at Garland Shoemake Stadium and P.J. Harris' ensuing two-point conversion gave Lee an 8-0 lead.

It blossomed to 16-0 midway through the first quarter when quarterback Chris Reid hit P.J. Harris for a 30-yard touchdown pass. Jaylen Ingram added the two-point play.

Before the end of the half, Reid connected again with Harris on a 20-yard strike to push a 24-6 lead at the break following Ingram's second two-point conversion.

The lead held until midway through the f inal period when Joshua Russell scored on a 5-yard run.



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