Madison fell to Lewiston 42-29 to Lewiston on the road Saturday evening the Bobcat’s record at 1-1.
The Bobcats went down 14-0 in the first quarter then oscillated between being down one and two scores for the rest of the game.
On the first drive of the third quarter, down 28-22, the Bobcats drove inside the five-yard line and ended up turning it over on downs. A touchdown and an extra point on that drive would have put the Bobcats up by one. Lewiston moved the score back to two scores late in the third quarter.
Lewiston outgained the Bobcats 618-294 including 405 rushing yards. Lewiston’s starting running back totaled 183 yards on 15 attempts and quarterback Jace Mckarcher added 150 yards on 28 attempts.
“They were really physical and they had a really good senior running back who was fast and athletic and they did a good job. They were more physical than us,” said Madison head coach Chandler Rhoades.
Madison’s Kieren Valora played reasonably well throwing for 150 yards and three touchdowns and running for 28 yards.
Running back Ben Dredge added 115 yards on the ground on 14 carries. Cameron Porter caught seven passes for 91 yards, Easton Kirk caught four passes for 30 yards and Logan Crane caught two passes for 21 yards.
“Coming here on the road it was an overnight trip for our kids. They competed as hard as they could. I’m proud of how they competed.They fought. They never quit. It’s hard to play on these long road trips and I thought, given the circumstances, they did a good job competing.”
The Bobcats will return home to play Hillcrest Friday.
“We just have to get back to work, back to practice,” Rhoades said. “We’ve got to learn from this one. Get back home and try to take care of business at home.”