Madison County fumbled on its second play from scrimmage Friday at Loganville. The Red Devils scored on the third play of the game and never relinquished the lead in a 37-14 Loganville win.
The Red Devils blocked a Red Raider punt early in the first quarter that Trae Burton then kicked out of the back of the end zone for a safety, giving Loganville a 9-0 lead.
But Madison County bounced back, with Burton scrambling on third and 10 for a 30-yard gain to midfield. Moments later, Burton hit Cody Harbin for a 12-yard score on third and goal with 8:02 in the second to cut the lead to 9-7.
However, the Red Raiders wouldn’t get any closer Friday. Loganville scored 28 unanswered points, tacking on a five-yard touchdown run in the second to enter intermission with a 16-7 lead. Madison County threatened to cut into the lead before the half, driving to the Loganville 14, but a Red Raider pass was picked off at the goal line as time expired.
Loganville scored in the second half on runs of 1, 36 and 3 yards, pulling ahead 37-7 in the fourth quarter.
Madison County managed to tack on a late touchdown, with backup quarterback T.J. Skelton, a freshman, hitting fellow freshman Malik Freeman for a 23-yard touchdown with just four seconds remaining.