Malakoff defeats rival Dallas Madison, sit at 3-0 in district
MALAKOFF–The Malakoff Tigers remain undefeated in district play after their win over the Dallas Madison Trojans at home Oct. 25.
The Tigers opened the scoring Friday night with a one-yard rushing touchdown just under four minutes into the game courtesy of Keevie Rose to put Malakoff ahead 7-0.
Just under two minutes later, Malakoff quarterback Darion Peace had a 56-yard touchdown run called back on a holding call. Rose would eventually cash in on a 27-yard touchdown run to increase the Tigers’ lead to 14-0.
With 8:29 remaining in the second quarter, offensive lineman Zamir Ruiz came up with a huge 21-yard touchdown catch as he pushed the Tigers lead to 21-0.
Madison got on the board with a nine-yard touchdown catch to cut the Malakoff lead down to 21-7.
The Trojans added another touchdown with 37 seconds remaining in the first half to make it a 21-13 game after the Tigers blocked the extra point attempt.
Colby Rush came up with a fumble recovery for the Tigers on the Madison 44-yard line that eventually led to a one-yard touchdown run by running back Dedric Davis, making it a 35-13 game.
A Madison interception ended with a three-yard touchdown run to cut Malakoff’s lead to 35-19.
An onside kick from Madison went off the helmet of one of Malakoff’s players as the Trojans took control on their own 40-yard line.
Madison ended that with a 48-yard touchdown run to make it a 10-point game as the Trojans trailed 35-25 with 6:22 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Rose ended comeback hopes for the Trojans as he added his third touchdown of the night to seal a 42-25 district victory for the Tigers.
Peace ended the night 6/10 with 125 passing yards and one touchdown for the Tigers.
Rose finished the night with 16 carries for 154 yards and three touchdowns.
Davis added 16 carries for Malakoff, finishing with 95 rushing yards and one touchdown.
The win moves the Tigers to 7-1 overall and 3-0 to begin district play. The win over Dallas Madison puts Malakoff in sole possession of first place. Malakoff returns to action Friday, Nov. 8 for their regular season finale on the road against the Kemp Yellowjackets (2-6, 1-2 district) at 7:30 p.m.