Late Field Goal Powers Hayfield Over Madison

Warhawk football makes a second half comeback, but still falls short in Friday game

In its third game of the season Friday night, Madison High School football mounted a furious second half comeback only to lose to Hayfield 29-27 on a last second field goal.  

The Madison offense moved the ball steadily all night behind the precision passing of Dan Powers, who threw for 229 yards and 3 touchdowns. Tom House had another standout game with 7 catches for 105 yards and 2 touchdowns. Madison also scored on a 1-yard run by Jacob Hall in the first quarter and a 4-yard reception by Evan Jacques in the third quarter.  

The Madison defense had trouble stopping the speedy Hayfield offense in the first half and gave up 26 points in the first two quarters. However, the coaches made some terrific adjustments at the half and the Madison defense shut down Hayfield in the second half.  

Madison tacklers swarmed the ball carrier on every play. Dan Schwab, Manny Momoh, Evan Jacquez, and Jordan Durham led the team in tackles. Momoh and Nick Hoy each recorded a sack and Durham, Denzell Henderson, and Alex Vargas had fumble recoveries.

Madison took the lead, 27-26, on a Powers to House 18-yard scoring pass with two minutes to play.  However, Hayfield mounted one last drive and scored the winning field goal with 9 seconds remaining.

Madison’s next game will be Friday at McLean.



















H:  Touchdown
H:  Touchdown
M:  Hall, 1 run (Dorka kick)
H:  Touchdown (kick failed)
M:  House, 19 pass from Powers (kick failed)
H:  Touchdown (kick failed)
M:  Jacquez, 4 pass from Powers (Dorka kick)
M:  House, 18 pass from Powers (Dorka kick)
H:  FG 26

Team Stats                Madison         Hayfield
    Punts-Avg            3-41            4-32
    Penalties-Yds            7-60            6-50
    First Downs            16            16
    Fumbles-Lost            0-0            4-3

-Nick Dorka

Gary Petrovich September 18, 2011 at 01:03 PM
Everyone at this game had the same question -- what was up with that first blocked field goal??? Only 15 seconds left in the game, the field goal is blocked, the Madison crowd goes wild, we win--and then the announcer says the field goal attempt never happened! After a minute, he announced that someone on the Madison side had called time out, but later chatter in the crowd was that Hayfield had a timeout or something--does anyone know for sure what really happened?
Albert Jacquez September 18, 2011 at 03:02 PM
A timeout was called by the Madison Coach. The referee blew his whistle seconds before the ball was snapped, stopping play and nullifying the blocked field goal.
William Durham September 18, 2011 at 03:53 PM
They may have lost score wise but that is a good team.Thay have a lot of talent and heart i think they will have a winning season
Erica R. Hendry September 18, 2011 at 03:57 PM
Thanks for the insight, Al!


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