Special to the Register
The Madison Central freshman football team captured the district title Thursday in Richmond.
The Indians defeated Tates Creek, 28-16.
On the Indians’ first drive they moved the ball down field on the play of quarterback Aaron Slone and the wide receiver tandem of Cameron Thomas and John Williams. The drive was capped off by an 18-yard corner pass from Slone to Thomas for a touchdown.
On Tates Creek’s first offensive possession the Central defense managed to bend but not break against a tough Commodore running attack.
On the next possession for the Indians, they were forced to punt and gave Tates Creek good field position. This proved to be too difficult to defend and the Commodores scored and added the two-point conversion for 8-6 lead.
With the clock winding down in the second quarter the Indians went to the running attack of Korrion Crier and Johan Williams. Crier finished off the drive with a 9-yard touchdown run then added the two-point conversion making it 14-8 at the half.
To start the second half the Indians’ kickoff team pinned the Commodores down on their own 15-yard line. When it looked like the defense would get another quick stop, the Commodores converted on big running plays.
Tates Creek finished the drive, which took almost the entire quarter, with a touchdown and two-point conversion that gave the visitors a 16-14 lead.
With Crier and Williams back to receive the kickoff the Indians were ready to strike back.
Crier took the ball on the 30-yard line and 70 yards later was in the end zone for a touchdown making the score 20-16 Madison Central.
In the fourth quarter, Tates Creek got a full dose of the Madison Central running attack.
Crier again carried the ball into the end zone from 15 yards out and then pounded in the two-point conversion.
As the district champs huddled in the end zone to celebrate, offensive coordinator Scott Howie said, “This was a great team win tonight. Early in the game our wide receivers opened the defense up. In the second half our running backs and offensive line took over and controlled the ball and the clock. We played as one unit, one team.”
And in unison the team said, ‘One Family.’