Madison roared to a 34-point halftime lead on the strength of four touchdown passes from sophomore Mario Alves and cruised to a 48-12 win over visiting Mount Miguel on Friday in the teams’ final nonleague game.
Alves completed eight of 14 passes for 210 yards and the four scores — all in the first half. Junior Daniel Stokes was on the receiving end of two of the touchdown passes, coming from 66 and 70 yards, and threw a 27-yard TD pass to junior Jaden Dir in the third quarter.
No. 2-ranked Madison also ran for 255 yards with three players gaining at least 75 yards on the ground, and the Warhawks defense held the Matadors to 67 offensive yards in the first half and 233 overall while forcing a pair of turnovers.
“We played pretty well in all aspects,” Madison coach Rick Jackson said. “The defense played well and the offense played well, so it was good. I’m proud of my guys.”
The Warhawks (5-0), the CIF-SDS Division I and state Division 2-AA champions last season, head into Western League play undefeated and on a nine-game winning streak dating to last year.
“I feel like we are very well developed,” Stokes said. “We’re more disciplined, we’re more coachable. We condition in practice and it shows out here on Fridays.
“It feels good to be 5-0. I can’t complain.”
Mount Miguel (2-4), which begins Grossmont Valley League play next week, was led by senior quarterback Mugabe Miller, who threw for 143 yards and two touchdowns, one on a broken play and one on the final play of the game.
Wehde is a freelance writer.