December 3, 2022

Madison Prep rolls past Collegiate on their senior night, 58-0

In the last regular season game, the Madison Prep Chargers went up against district opponent, Collegiate Baton Rouge Dolphins. Madison entered their last regular season game with a 6-3 overall record as they look to go undefeated in district play. Collegiate entered the contest with a 0-9, looking to get their first win of the season.

Entering his fifth season as the Chargers’ head coach, Landry Williams has already made his mark at the school, as he led Madison Prep to the school’s first football state championship in 2020. Madison came into the game with a record of 4-0 in district play, as their huge win over University lab earlier in the season helped them become district 6-3A champions. 

The Chargers won the coin toss and elected to receive the ball to start the game. Madison started the game with a new offensive scheme as their playmaker, David Jones lined up at quarterback for the Charger offense. Following back-to-back runs by seniors Zachary Stewart and Markeis Batiste, Jones would run it himself for a Chargers’ first down. After a run by Thomas Morris, the Chargers’ would pull off a little trickery on the Dolphins. As Jones handed the ball off to receiver Treylan James, James would step back and find David Jones for a wide open touchdown. 

The Chargers would find themselves with the ball in great field position as their special teams unit came up with a big play. The Dolphins fumbled the kickoff and Chargers’ senior linebacker Corey Johnson recovered the ball. After running back Keilan Sherman gave the Chargers a first down on a 23 yard gain, Sherman would punch it himself for the Charger touchdown. That touchdown would make the score 14-0 with 8 minutes left in the first quarter. 

The defensive unit for the Chargers’ played very physically and never gave Collegiate a chance to get their offense in rhythm. After forcing the Dolphins to a 3 and out, the Chargers’ offense would take over in Collegiate territory. The Dolphins defense stood tall on this drive as they would force Madison Prep to a field goal. Calvin Spears’ 37 yard field goal would add 3 more points to the Chargers lead. On that field goal, Spears would tie the record for most field goals made by a kicker in Madison Prep history. 

Following the Chargers’ forcing the Dolphins to another 3 and out, Tylan Johnson showed off his cannon of an arm as he found receiver Hezekiah Dantzler for his first touchdown of the game. The next drive, the Chargers’ defense came up big as Corey Johnson would get the sack and safety. The Chargers would start off in great field position following the safety, and they took advantage of it. After Sherman picked up the first down, Johnson rolled out of the pocket on a play action pass and found receiver Hezekiah Dantzler for a 35 yard touchdown. This touchdown would be Johnson and Dantzler’s second touchdown connection of the game

Going into the second quarter, the Dolphins would start off the drive deep in their own territory. Senior linebacker Jahcarius Kelly pressured the quarterback and forced a second safety for the Chargers’ defense. Following the safety, the Chargers’ offense started the drive at their own 45 yard line. On third, backup quarterback Lawrence Roberston dropped back and fired a 30 yard dime to put the Chargers in Dolphins territory. Running back Alfred McKnight would do the rest and punch it for the Chargers’. McKnight’s twelve yard touchdown run would make the score 43-0. 

After halftime, both offenses’ would have some ball control issues early in the third quarter. Back-to-back fumbles would cause both teams to lose possession of the ball. The dolphins fumbled the ball for a second time to put themselves deep in their own territory. The fumble would lead to the third Chargers’ safety of the game. The Dolphins’ turnover would lead to another Charger touchdown. 

In the end, Madison Prep would go on to defeat Collegiate Baton Rouge 58-0. On Madison’s senior night, the Chargers finished off the regular season with a 7-3 record. The Chargers will prepare for their playoff run as brackets will be released this Sunday, November 6th. 




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