Brian Bedard provided the offensive fire power for the Hornets, scoring 22 points, including three touchdowns.

Brian Bedard provided the offensive fire power for the Hornets, scoring 22 points, including three touchdowns.

Leavitt (4-0) finished the game with 294 yards on the ground on 53 carries. Quarterback Tyler Chicoine completed 7 of 9 passes for 66 yards.

“We played a real solid game,” Leavitt coach Mike Hathaway said. “We are not as flashy as we were last year but we get the job done.”

The Bulldogs (2-2) played well defensively in the first half and gave the Hornets plenty to think about.

“Madison was good on defense,  Bedard said. “They made us work and came out to play.”

Leavitt produced a seven-play, 81-yard drive on its first possession. Chicoine hit Bedard in the end zone at 8:56 of the first quarter with Bedard rushing the two-point conversion for an early 8-0 lead.

The score would remain that way until the final seconds of the half when Chicoine tossed a 24-yard pass down the middle to Sam Green in the end zone with just 31 seconds remaining. Bedard rushed the conversion points giving Leavitt a 16-0 halftime advantage.

“Technically we didn’t play a real good first half and Madison came after us on defense,” Hathaway said. “We came out in the second half and played much better after making a couple of blocking adjustments.”

Bedard, who finished with 62 yards on 11 carries and teammate Josh Faunce (124 yards, 16 carries) helped the Hornets put together a 10-play, 63 yard drive in the third quarter that culminated with Chicoine tossing a 20-yard touchdown pass to Bedard at 5:55.

“We got things going in the second half,” Bedard said. “We like to grind and pound the ball down the field and we were able to do that.

Bedard scored from the one five minutes later and Dustin Moore added the extra point to give the Hornets a 31-0 lead after three quarters.

Madison’s Kyle Demchak intercepted a pass at the 16-yard line and scored on an 84-yard return for a touchdown with 7:01 lef in the fourth quarter.

Madison finished the game with 13 yards rushing on 18 carries and quarterback Danny Moreshead completed four of nine passes for 28 yards and two interception.

Kevin Russell wrapped up the scoring for the Hornets carrying the ball four consecutive plays for 31 yards, including a 5-yard burst up the middle with 33 seconds left in the game.


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