The Madison Trojans did what every coach would want, score in all three phases of the game. The Trojans, who were coming off a big win last week against rival Dallas Lincoln, continued their hot start to the season with a 44-16 victory over Dallas Pinkston.
Madison Head Coach Marcus Gates was happy with his team performance. "I think the kids came out and fought through all the adversity that was put in front of them. It shows that we are trying to bring it together."
Madison QB Chris Tucker used both his arm and legs to create plays for the Trojans offense. Tucker, passed for 97 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 26 yards. Tucker, was happy with the win, but knows there is still room for improvement for the Trojans. "It felt good (to win), but we have to fix the little mistakes so we can be better."
The Trojan leaned on a strong run game lead by Verrick Campbell to wear down the Pinkston defense. Campbell, rushed for 108 yard and a touchdown. Senior athlete Joe Gatlin rushed for 42 yards and a score. Wideout Ta’Kedrick Williams led the Trojans in receiving with 46 yards and Gatlin added 30 yards and a score.
The Trojan defense line dominated the trenches. They were in Pinkston’s backfield all night creating havoc. Defensive Lineman Alex Bowman led the Trojan defense with multiple sacks, tackles for loss, and some key drive ending plays.
A very young Pinkston team did have some bright spots. J’Marcus Sloan rushed for 105 yards and Michael Sloan rushed for 35 yards and a score. Caron Dancy had a nice kickoff return for the Vikings first points of the game.
Madison moves to 2-2 on the season and plays Whitney next week. Pinkston move to 0-4 and play Lake worth next week.