Madison Heights Madison cruises past Farmington

By: Zachary Manning | Online Only | Published September 28, 2018

 Madison Heights Madison quarterback Austin Brown runs past a Farmington tackler. The Eagles won the game 28-6.

Madison Heights Madison quarterback Austin Brown runs past a Farmington tackler. The Eagles won the game 28-6.

Photo by Patricia O'Blenes

MADISON HEIGHTS – In a cold, wet game, Madison Heights Madison was able to take advantage of great field position throughout the night to defeat Farmington High School 28-6 Sept. 28. The win puts the Eagles in the playoffs for the 14th consecutive year. 

 

“It’s awesome. Every year this is always our goal is to get to the playoffs and, obviously, get to Ford Field,” Eagles coach James Rogers said.

 

Field position and the play of senior quarterback Austin Brown are a couple reasons the Eagles (6-0) were able to pull out the victory. The Eagles started four drives in Farmington territory and scored touchdowns on three of those drives. 

 

Brown rushed for 217 yards and four touchdowns in the game, and senior running back Khyron Franklin added 110 yards on the ground. 

 

“When it started raining, I knew that we were going to have to run the ball, but I want it bad this year. I wanted it the past couple years, but this is my last year. I don’t know if football is guaranteed after high school, and I really want it, so I’ve been in the gym, hitting it really hard. I’m outworking everybody and their brother, and I knew that once I put it on the field and started running the ball, it was going to be over,” Brown said.  

 

The Eagles run game was outstanding, but their defense was just as solid. The unit only allowed the Falcons to run eight plays in their territory and came away with two sacks. 

 

Madison junior linebacker Antonio Hailey and senior linebacker Chauncey Ernest each had a sack in the game. 

 

For Falcons coach Kory Cioroch, this is learning experience for his team. Cioroch believes his team, now 5-1, can use this loss to springboard them the rest of the season.

 

“I think we needed this a little bit. I really do,” Cioroch said. “I think we needed to wake up a little bit. We were sort of on a mountain top. We were 5-0 after a losing season last year and we gave ourselves the opportunity to play in big football games and we lost one, so now back to the drawing board. What this football team is going to become is all about how they react to today.” 

 

The Eagles next game is at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at home against South Lake. 

 

The Falcons next game is at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at home against North Farmington.