Madison fails to score in the second half and fall to Canton at home, 30-14 and fall to 0-6 on the season.
A game that had the makings of a thriller based on the first half of action at the Dan Beacom Track Complex. The Bulldogs scored on their third play of the game when sophomore quarterback Cohen Hahn threw a 67-yard bomb to fellow sophomore Shane Veenhof. Striking first with a touchdown for the first time all season. Then later came a 61-yard tote from Ben Brooks to tie things up heading into halftime. Though 16 unanswered points in the second half is what helped put the Bulldogs away.
Through the air is where Canton began in this one, but senior Andrew Comes shut that down quickly with a pair of interceptions returned for a total of 57 yards. When that happened, Canton went back to what they knew best – pounding the rock. The C-Hawks finished with a pair of 200+ yard rushers in the game.
A lot of the same for the C-Hawks after their first successful drive that got them in the end-zone. Power runs up the gut and outside the tackles. With that constant rush attack, it ate up a lot of clock. Canton won the time of possession 31:47 to 19:04 for the Bulldogs.
Madison had the ball for less than seven minutes in the first half, but still managed its 14 points due to a pair of big explosive plays. In the second half, they had possession of the ball for 12 minutes, but were without the big plays.
The Bulldogs have seven players with 10+ tackles, the most all season. Madison’s defense held the C-Hawks to just one pass completion in the game and only 35 yards passing.
In the end, Madison had its chances again to win the game. Couldn’t take advantage of all its red zone opportunities. Along with not being able to continue scoring points in the second half. Offense just went stagnant. A roller-coaster offense that has yet to find itself and put things together in terms of scoring the ball for a full game since week two.
Madison will hit the road for their next game on Oct. 6 as they travel to Lennox to take on the Orioles and look to get back on track.