With Madera South holding onto a 14-6 lead in the fourth quarter and the Fresno Warriors passing game shredding the Stallions apart, Madera South needed a big-time stop.
Right before the Madera South football team warmed up for its game against Fresno, not a word was spoken.
There was a just focus and a look of determination on the players’ faces.
Liberty quarterback Zach Richey is doing what he can to try to erase the reputation of the Liberty Hawks football team.
With the Hawks nursing a 10-7 lead midway through the second quarter, Zach Richey threw deep down the middle and Travis Jordan made the catch with a defender on him for a 33-yard touchdown and open a 17-7 le
As the third quarter wound down, Madera cut back the Mustang lead to 24-21 on a 70-yard power score by Jesus Jimenez.
A 71-yard touchdown pass that left defenders in the dust. A sweeping, cutting 66-yard run to take the lead. A 70-yard rushing score straight through the arms of would-be tacklers.
What began as a journey in March for racers in the local classes seeking a track title officially ended Saturday on Championship Night at the LoanMart Madera Speedway.