The Madison Southern Eagles have played one of the toughest schedules in school history. It opened against Lexington Catholic (#8 in state), Madison Central (#10), Southwestern (#10), Pulaski County (#7), Montgomery County (#11), Anderson County (#5), and Wayne County (#11). Of the ten games this year seven were ranked. This schedule led to a disappointing 2-8 overall record but he has this team battle tested and ready for the playoff run. This week they travel to Highlands, (#4 in the state).
Eagles finished the regular season last week against Wayne County in a game that saw quarterback Tobias Storm injure his hand. Senior Jordan Casteel took over under center and passed for 76 yards and a score. Before Storm went out he had 80 yards on 6 carries and scored twice. Alex Knuckles ran for 116 yards and sophomore Cameron Holbrook had 105 yards and a TD. Dylan Cain had a 70 yard TD reception and Alex Knuckles with 2 catches for 48 yards.
The Bluebirds of Highland come into the playoffs with two losses, one to Scott County and the other to defending state champions Covington Catholic 21-14. They are led by quarterback Grady Cramer who has passed for 1645 yards and 17 touchdowns. Cooper Schwalbach has 722 yards and 9 touchdowns rushing. Joe Buten has 8 scores on the ground. Nate Roberts and Austin King each have 34 receptions on the season. As a unit they have scored 10 touchdowns via kick/punt return or on defense. They have forced 28 turnovers on he year and have gotten to the quarterback 15 times.
If you can’t make it to the game in Fort Thomas we will have you covered here on the stations of Wallingford Broadcasting. The game can be heard on WKXO 103.5 FM with the pregame starting at 7:10 and kickoff at 7:30