Boys Varsity Football · Blanchard Lions Start Quick; Beats Madill Wildcats 55 – 6


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The Lions wasted little time getting on the board first Friday night, then kept the heat on the Wildcats the rest of the first half putting 49 points on the scoreboard before halftime. On the Lions’ opening possession Jamie Nance ran for 5 yards on the 1st down, then Bryce Madron went through the middle of the Wildcat defense for a 73 yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead. It took the Lions 4 plays to score on their next possession when Madron got into the endzone from 5 yards out for a 14-0 lead. After the defense held Madill to another 3 and out, it took the Lions 1 play to score as Madron again zipped through the middle of the Wildcat defense and outran all for a 60 yard touchdown and a 21-0 lead. Another 3 and out for the Madill offense followed by a 2 play Lion drive on back to back passes from TJ Chase to Chuddy Redmon for 11 and 12 yards respectively put the Lions up 28-0 in the first quarter. The pattern continued in the 2nd quarter as Madill would be forced to punt after 3 plays and the resulting 1 yard punt gave the Lions great field position and, once again, it was a quick score. Madron, again, through the middle of the defense for a 1 play touchdown drive and a 35-0 lead. Madill would finally get a first down when they connected on a 41 yard pass play, but the excitement would be short lived as the Lion defense forced a fumble that Brantley Lawson pounced on. This time the offense was a little more methodical taking 7 plays to score when Madron walked into the endzone untouched from 3 yards out and a 42-0 lead. The Lions would round out the scoring in the first half on Madron’s 37 yard run and a 49-0 lead. Another 2 play drive for a score and Madron’s 6th touchdown run on just 7 carries. The young Lions came in the 2nd half and put together a nice 8 play drive that resulted in a Colby Langford 15 yard run. The PAT kick failed and the lead had swollen to 55-0. Madill would get on the board late in the 4th quarter on a 13 yard pass, but the PAT kick failed leaving the final score at 55-6. The Lions’ defense was stellar again holding the Wildcats to -15 yards rushing on 38 carries and just 54 through the air for a total offense on the night of 39 yards while the Lions’ offense would rack up 346 on the ground and 112 through the air for a total of 458. The big test for the Lions comes next week on Thursday, when the Tuttle Tigers roll into town with a district title on the line for both teams. A Tiger victory would virtually clinched the district for Tuttle, but a Lion victory by 13 or more would put the title in Blanchard’s reach with 2 district games remaining. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 Thursday night with senior night festivities happening pregame.