The Scottsboro football team was unable to slow down Madison Academy — and William Stokes in particular — in a non-region matchup Friday night.

Stokes ran for three first-quarter touchdown and later caught a touchdown just before halftime to help led the Class 4A No. 5-ranked Mustangs past visiting Scottsboro 42-7 at Madison Academy’s at Bill Washington Stadium in Madison.

Madison Academy (1-1) built a 35-0 halftime lead en route to improve to 3-1 all-time against the Wildcats.

Stokes scored on touchdown runs of 16, 9 and 35 yards in the first quarter to spring the Mustangs to a 21- 0 advantage. Chuck Moore’s 1-yard touchdown pushed the Madison Academy advantage to 28-0 midway through the second quarter, and Stokes hauled in a 36-yard touchdown pass from Carson Creehan with 1:04 left until halftime.

Thomas Rackler got Scottsboro on the board with a 20-yard touchdown run at the 7:37 mark of the third quarter, and Teruya Isozaki kicked the PAT for the Wildcats to cut the deficit to 35-7. 

Kenyon Cherry’s 1-yard touchdown run four minutes later for the Mustangs capped the scoring.

Scottsboro (1-1) ran for 236 yards, led by fullback Landon Grider’s 74 yards on 24 carries. 

Rackler ran for 68 yards on 10 carries while Caleb Lynch gained 46 yards on six carries, Keelan Alvarez had 25 yards on two carries and Jakes Jones had 14 yards on six carries. Jones, starting at quarterback for the injured Gavin McCrary, was 4-of-10 passing for 48 yards. Everett Loveless had two catches for 11 yards while Lynch caught one pass for 20 and Rackler caught one for 17.

Like Terrell had an interception on defense for Scottsboro.

The Wildcats open Class 6A Region 7 play next week when they host defending region champion Oxford (0-2) at Trammell Stadium.

› Game stats courtesy of Greg Bell of WWIC RADIO 1050 AM.

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