Late TD Boosts Madison Past South Lakes

Seahawks carried lead into final two minutes, but Madison rallied to hand SLHS 38-35 loss at home.

Madison High School capitalized on a penalty to score with 17 seconds remaining to defeat South Lakes 38-35 Friday, spoiling the Seahawks' Homecoming game.

The Seahawks led several times in the game and were ahead after scoring with 2:19 remaining.

The Warhawks got the ball deep in South Lakes' territory in the final minute. The Seahawks held off several Madison chances, including a sack on fourth down with 35 seconds left.

But South Lakes was called for pass interference, resulting in a first down - and then a touchdown - for Madison.

The loss leaves the Seahawks (2-5 overall) still looking for their first Liberty District win (0-4).

Madison (6-1, 4-0 Liberty) has not lost since the season opener against Oakton.

South Lakes was trailing 13-0 in the second quarter when quarterback Rashaan Jones connected with Zac Parker on an 88-yard play to put the Seahawks on the board. Jones hit Parker again with 5:20 left in the half, and the Seahawks briefly took the lead.

But Madison came back a minute later with a 31-yard field goal, and the Warhawks took a 16-14 lead into halftime.

South Lakes took the lead early in the third quarter. Madison got it back to lead by two (31-28) with six minutes left in the game.  The Seahawks scored their final points with 2:19 remaining.

Next up for South Lakes, at Langely Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

Senior Becky Oswalt was crowned Homecoming Queen at halftime.


* Roberta Gosling contributed to this story.


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