MPHS soars past Cedarville

By Chris Miles -

It was a much needed win.

The Madison-Plains football team got just what the doctor ordered to snap a three-game losing streak, a timely visit Friday from winless Cedarville (0-7).

The Golden Eagles (3-4) enjoyed a fun Homecoming evening scoring a 56-20 victory, one in which they posted a season-high 567 yards of total offense, 428 of which came via the ground game.

There was never a doubt who would win this Ohio Heritage Conference clash, as the home team scored a whopping 34 points in the first quarter, leading 34-0.

Senior running back Ryan Bevington got the scoring started when he rushed in from 10-yards out just over two minutes into the game. He added the 2-point conversion run to make it 8-0. Three minutes later the Golden Eagles were celebrating in the end zone after Bevington’s second rushing score, this one from 40-yards away, a failed 2-point try made it 14-0. He finished the game with 10 carries for 158 yards.

Jarrett Vallery accounted for four touchdowns as he threw for one, a 30-yard scoring strike to Isaac Puckett, and rushed for three others that covered 39, 2 and 8 yards. Vallery was 2 for 4 with 139 yards passing and rushed for 53 more.

Byron Hamilton rushed for a 7-yard score and Conner Jones found the end zone from 1-yard away.

Jones rushed for 68 yards, Ryan Ernst added 41, Hamilton had four carries for 35 and Chris Coil had one carry for 33 yards. Dustin Burgoon hauled in two passes for 81 yards, Puckett had his scoring catch and Jacob Toops had a reception for 28 yards.

The Madison-Plains High School defense limited Cedarville to just 206 total yards.

Defensively the Eagles were led by Bevington, Coil, Puckett, Jones, Ethan Hil, Ian Richards, Timothy Gillian and Zach George.

Plains will try and make it two wins in a row when it plays at Greenon (2-4) Friday.

By Chris Miles

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