With another stingy defensive performance and their second shutout in four games, the Madison Warhawks (4-0, 3-0) have set the stage for facing another undefeated team with the same record in a showdown for first place in the Concorde District.
That clash is Friday, March 26 against the host Chantilly Chargers (4-0, 3-0) at 7 p.m. Chantilly also has two shutouts and has allowed only 14 points. Madison has yielded 28.
Madison reached 4-0 for the first time since 2016 with a 14-0 non-district win over the visiting Marshall Statesmen (2-2) March 19 in the neighborhood-rival clash. Marshall has not defeated Madison since winning 27-20 in 2007, losing 13 straight games, including a 15-13 defeat in 2019.
Madison controlled the 2021 game defensively against Marshall, limiting the Statesmen to 170 yards and allowing no significant scoring chances.
On offense, the Warhawks got 133 yards rushing on 26 carries, including a one-yard touchdown run, from Alex Jreige and quarterback Connor Barry passed for 66 yards and threw a five-yard scoring pass to Nolan Wilbricht. Connor Sevy kicked two extra points.
The Warhawks had the chance to score a couple of other touchdowns, but lost two fumbles deep in Marshall territory.
Jackson DeSimone had multiple catches for Madison and John Klein was another top rusher.
On defense for Madison, Austin Wysocki had 5.5 tackles, forced a fumble and recovered another. Chris Blanda made seven tackles and had an interception, as did Kieran Leogue.
For Marshall, Luke Plawin and Christos Proctor caught multiple passes from Patrick Margiotta and Nakia Wilson was a leading rusher. On defense, Tyler Duong had an interception.