Four fourth-quarter touchdowns solidified Madison High football's lead over Woodson High to give the Warhawks their first win of the season Friday.
The 39-13 final score improved the Warhawks' record to 1-1 after their loss to the Oakton Cougars last week.
A 40-yard field goal from the Warhawks' Nick Dorka opened scoring in the second quarter, which the Cavaliers answered with a touchdown drive to take a 7-3 lead. With less than a minute remaining in the half, Dan Powers completed a 37-yard pass to Ben Sanford to set up a short touchdown run by Powers. Mitch Goddard ran for the successful two-point conversion, giving the Warhawks an 11-7 lead at the half.
Both teams' defense squelched the others' offense after the half, leaving the score the same at the end of the third quarter.
But the Warhawks took control of the game in the fourth quarter. They began to rely on their power running game, which resulted in three touchdowns to lock in the win: Ian Cooke scored two touchdowns on 5- and 36-yard runs, Grant Hoffman ran in a 28-yard touchdown, and Dan Schwab returned an interception 38 yards to put the final score at 39-13.
Cooke led his team in rushing with 65 yards on 11 carries, while Jake Hall added 60 yards on 10 carries. Powers completed seven passes for 83 yards.
Schwab led the defense with nine tackles, one sack and an interception. Nick Hoy also had nine tackles, and joined Tom Wagaman on a sack. Jordan Durham tallied seven tackles.
Madison will travel to Hayfield for its next game, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Nick Dorka contributed to this report.