Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune
Madera South’s Mathew Posas tries to break away from a Bullard defender during Thursday’s loss.
FRESNO — Behind a dominating performance by the Bullard-Fresno Knights’ Marcus Fulcher, the County/Metro Athletic League Conference powerhouse cruised past the Madera South Stallions 55-15 at McLane Stadium.
Fulcher led the way with 212 rushing yards to along with a game-leading four touchdowns. His combination of power and elusiveness proved costly to the Stallions’ chance at their first league win.
Madera South relied on quarterback Jaden Cisneros and bruising tailback Dallas Hansen. The pair shouldered the load through the game and never game up from start to finish.
Hansen took the opening kickoff into Bullard territory, firing up the Stallion crowd in the process.
While Hansen was the main back on the night, accumulating 100 yards on 12 carries,, Cisneros took his opportunities to run as well. He had multiple runs more than five yards, along with a score late in the game as the time was expiring in the fourth quarter.
Although the Stallions had very few opportunities to score Thursday night, they did their best to capitalize on them. After a Bullard touchdown, the Stallions received the kickoff in the second quarter.
Matthew Posas was standing inside his own 20-yard line before the booming kick found its way into his hands.
Like a dart, Posas was off. He instinctually followed his blockers up the field before finding a crease and exploding through it. On that play, Posas looked like an Olympic sprinter going for gold.
He raced into the end zone to give the Stallions a brief feeling of ecstasy. Multiple players on the sideline looking at each other in disbelief after Posas’ immense burst of speed.
The Bullard Knights tacked on five more touchdowns before the Stallions found the end zone again.
Madera South’s effort goes to show they aren’t ready to give up on the season, despite their run of form lately. Madera South now shifts their focus to the Madera Coyotes who’ve had a better run of fortune so far in the 2018 season.