Madison OH- Thursday Night Football from Madison Ohio saw a clash of two 7-1 teams (both 3-0 in the CVC) to clinch a share of the CVC Lake Division title between the Geneva Eagles and host Madison Blue Streaks.
The opening Eagle possession ended in a punt. A hefty dose of James Poe on the opening drive for the Blue Streaks. Sonny Salajcik along with QB Carson Alley also aided the ground game as Madison was set up with 1st & goal from the Eagle 8. Two plays later Alley would roll to his right connecting with Noah Barnes for the touchdown. Following the point-after from Amos, Madison took a 7-0 lead. Geneva would begin their second possession from their own 35. In one play Bryce Peet flipped the field on a 28 yard run, down to the Madison 37. The Eagles would strike quickly after, Hayden Diemer took the handoff from Kenny Young and turned up field for a 30-yard run to pay dirt.
Owen Pfieifer missed the extra-point off the crossbar to make it 7-6. Alexander Davis ripped off a 40 yard scamper for Madison as they crossover into Geneva territory. The Blue Streak offense would stall a bit, on 4th & 6 they'd line up for a field goal but an Eagle jumped offsides to make it 4th and short. Geneva's defense bends but doesn't break, forcing a turnover on downs to end the first quarter.
A pair of Luke Smith runs of 19 and 12 yards shot Geneva out to their own 40. Diemer would fumble on the next play as it was recovered by Alexander Davis to flip possession. A short offensive drive as the Blue Streaks were forced to punt. Smith and Peet get 10 yards between two carries. A few more runs set up a screen pass. Kenny Young found Luke Smith for a 62-yard catch and run to pay dirt. A successful two-point conversion gave the Eagles a 14-7 lead.
A short-lived Madison drive concludes in a punt. An 11 yard gain for Peet set up a slant to Giovanni Rice who took it to the house from 55 yards away off a pass from Kenny Young. Pfeifer's extra-point set up a 21-7 lead for Geneva. The score would hold to end the first half.
Madison's opening drive of the second half ends in a punt as Geneva scored to start the 3rd. A good run from Bryce Peet got the Eagles to midfield. Peet would do the rest as they had the ball inside the Blue Streak 5. Peet scored from 4 yards away to make it 28-7. Madison punted again and in just a handful of plays Geneva struck again. Young gave the handoff to Smith, who tossed a 55-yard dot to Giovanni Rice for the score, his 2nd of the night. A strong Madison drive would result in a trip to pay dirt. With 4 seconds left in the half Carson Alley connected with Ryan Radkowski for a 10 yard pass for the touchdown.
Gains of 8 from Smith and 11 from Diemer aided the ground attack as on the drive Bryce Peet would crease the century mark. Kenny Young tossed a quick 10-yard touchdown pass to Logan Queen for the score. Amos drilled the extra-point to make it 42-14 Geneva.
On the final Madison Blue Streak drive ended in a score. Max Steele's 30-yard reception set them up from the Geneva 10. Next snap was a QB keeper by Carson Alley would burst into the end zone for the touchdown.
GENEVA EAGLES STATS - (Credit to Justin Cafaro)
Kenny Young: 5-5 passing - 142 yards - 3TD
Luke Smith: 15 attempts - 105 yards / 1 reception - 62 yards - TD / 1-1 passing - 55 yards-TD
Bryce Peet: 16 attempts - 119 yards - TD
Giovanni Rice: 2 receptions - 100 yards - 2TD
Logan Queen: 2 receptions - 24 yards - TD
Hayden Diemer: 11 attempts - 75 yards - TD
MADISON BLUE STREAKS STATS -
Carson Alley: 72 passing yards - 2TD / Rush TD