Madison Southern (2-2) dominated the first half of their match-up against district rival Woodford County (1-2) on Friday night in Versailles.

The Yellow Jackets, though, rallied in the second -- forcing the Eagles to hold on to a narrow 29-27 win.

The Eagles offense wasted no time getting to work -- scoring four touchdowns in the first quarter.

Junior running back Adrian Jones started things off for the Eagles with a pair of touchdowns, the second of which was a 57-yard run to put the Eagles up 14-0.

On the next drive, sophomore quarterback Cole Carpenter completed a 13-yard pass to junior Walt Smith to give the Eagles a 21-0 lead.

The final Eagles touchdown of the first quarter was another pass from Carpenter, this time completing a 38-yard pass to senior receiver Jonah Farnstrom.

Jones ran it up the middle to complete a two-point conversion to give Southern a 29-0 lead.

Woodford County responded in the second quarter, scoring back-to-back touchdowns early to get them back in the game, 29-14.

The end of the second quarter sidelined both teams for about 20 minutes due to a technical issue with the lights at the stadium.

Once the lights were fixed, the Yellow Jackets took a knee to take the game into halftime with a 29-14 Madison Southern advantage.

The third quarter was a defensive showdown, with neither team allowing the other to score.

The Woodford County offense started the fourth quarter with a quick touchdown to put them within striking distance of the Eagles, with 9:20 remaining in the game.

The Eagles defense responded with a blocked extra point, making the score 29-20.

Thanks to the successful two-point conversion in the first quarter, the Eagles held on to a two-possession lead.

Madison Southern looked like it was going to deliver the final blow to Woodford County halfway through the fourth quarter, but the Yellow Jacket defense held at the one yard line on a fourth-and-one and turned it over on downs.

The Yellow Jackets took the ball back with two timeouts and 3:20 remaining on the clock.

Woodford County made the most of its final drive, going all the way down the field to score their final touchdown of the night with 43 seconds remaining in the game.

Madison Southern recovered the kick and held on to win, fending off a strong comeback from Woodford County.

The Eagles are set to take on district rival West Jessamine at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at home in Berea.

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