Back-to-back wins for Patriots

Back-to-back wins for Patriots


Back-to-back wins for Patriots


Madison's Colby Edwards.

Madison’s Colby Edwards.

It is barely September and Madison has already won as many football games as it did all of last year.

The same goes for 2014.

Colby Edwards passed for 220 yards and rushed for 112 more in Friday’s 44-22 win at Rosman. Edwards had a hand in four touchdowns, one more than Derek Gonzalez, who rushed for 111 yards.

Coming in Friday, the defense was taking its cues from Keegan Foley (14 tackles per game), Clark Gray (9.5), Austin Shelton (9.0), Logan Roberts (8.5), Dakota Surrett (8.0) and Devin Nash (7.5).

The Patriots (2-1) play at undefeated Brevard (2-0) next week.

First-year coach Ben Rhodarmer was hired back in April and inherited a Madison program coming off back-to-back 2-9 seasons. Both of this year’s wins have come on the road — the Patriots outlasted North Buncombe, 26-16, on Aug. 26.

“It’s definitely good for these kids to match the wins total from last year (and the year before that),” Rhodarmer said.

“Now we have something to build on and we can work on improving.”

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