Madison defeats Marshall, 42-14, in annual Vienna Rotary Bowl

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Madison defeats Marshall, 42-14, in annual Vienna Rotary Bowl

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

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Behind two touchdowns from Brandon Walker (’19), one more from the special teams and a solid defensive effort, the Madison Warhawks defeated the Marshall Statesmen 42-14 in the annual Vienna Rotary Bowl.

For Madison, their win against Marshall was their 11th consecutive victory against the Statesmen, and their 18th in their past 20 meetings. Marshall hasn’t defeated Madison since a 27-0 win on Nov. 2, 2007.

The Statesmen opened up to a quick 7-0 lead in the first quarter, after a fumble recovery set up their opening drive at Madison’s 17 yard line.

After that, it was all Warhawks.

Following David Louden’s (’19) 37-yard field goal near the end of the first, Madison went on to score 29 points in the second on four touchdowns before cruising the rest of the way to their ultimate 28-point victory.

The team had 262 yards rushing behind Walker’s 72, all of which came in the first half. Ry Yates (’20), one of two Madison quarterbacks, had a 71-yard rushing touchdown; Max Wysocki (’19) had a 67-yard return touchdown; and Josh Barker (’19) also ran for a two-yard score.

Madison’s defense, too, came up big after giving up the early Marshall touchdown. By the end of the evening, both Wysocki and Barker had interceptions of Marshall quarterback Patrick Margiotta.

With the victory, Madison moves to 1-0 for the third consecutive season.

Next week, the Warhawks will take on Fairfax High School in Fairfax.