Madison Senior Nasun Wassom was under the weather Thursday afternoon, but a short 24 hours later he erased all doubt of any sickness as he contributed on five scoring plays for Madison in their 63-0 rout of Hartford.
An opening three and out for the Jaguars forced a punt, and the first time the Bulldogs touched the ball they found themselves in the endzone, as Wassom took the return for a touchdown from 33 yards out.
Madison put it to the Jaguars early and often during the first quarter, as Wassum would find the endzone four more times, three on the ground and one from Ryan Wolgram through the air.
The Bulldog defense was too much for the Jaguars ever to find a rhythm during the game, as Hartford was only able to accumulate two yards on the night. Quarterback Ali Smith was intercepted three times in the first quarter, with Drew Stutesman and Braden Foltz taking two of them back for touchdowns. Shayden Sull coming off a huge game last week with Southern Coffey County could not find any open holes and finished the night with 8 yards rushing.
After the first 12 minutes were over, Madison had ahold of the game with a 56-0 lead. The Bulldogs were able to work in their Junior Varsity squads during the second quarter, and Junior Brome Rayburn would add another score for the Bulldogs before the final whistle blew.
The Bulldogs will kick off district play next week with Marantha Academy. Madison won a close contest a year ago, 32-22. The Eagles come into the contest undefeated and unscored upon on the scoreboard.
Hartford will begin their district play with Centre-Lost Springs on the road. The Jaguars lost to the Cougars 54-6 a year ago.