Madison running back Kenan Christon breaks through the Calabasas defense for a touchdown in the second quarter.
All it took was 12 seconds for host Madison to get out in front against visiting Point Loma on Friday in a Western League battle.
With 11:48 left on the clock in the first quarter, the Warhawks were already up 7-0 after Madison’s Kenan Christon took the opening kickoff back 90 yards in what was the first shot fired in a 45-33 victory.
Christon gained 124 yards on 15 carries, while scoring four touchdowns in the game, including the long return on the evening’s opening play.
Once the Pointers were forced to punt on their opening possession, Madison quarterback Brock White and the Warhawks offense went to work, churning out yards and piling up first downs with precision.
A nine-play, 75-yard drive made it 14-0 in favor of the Warhawks after Christon scored on a 2-yard run with 6:33 left in the opening period.
Madison head coach Rick Jackson knew his squad had to get back to basics after a 49-7 loss to Cathedral Catholic last week.
“We knew we had to get back to being able to run the ball,” said Jackson. “Our guys up front did a good job of blocking and opening up holes.”
Christian Hall brought Point Loma back to within a score with a 4-yard scoring rumble in the second quarter to make it 14-7.
However, the third quarter saw 35 points scored between the two sides with Madison entering the fourth with a 38-21 lead.
The teams traded scores in the final quarter, but it was No. 8 Madison (5-2, 1-1) that was in control and pulling away from Point Loma (4-3, 0-1).
Akanewich is a freelance writer.
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