Gutsy moves and clutch plays allowed the Eagles to clinch their first district win in a thrilling come-from-behind victory 28-27 over Collins last Friday.
With a narrow victory under their belt, Madison Southern (3-3) will look to capitalize on that momentum when its takes on East Jessamine in Nicholasville tonight.
Last week, the Eagles trailed by a touchdown after Collins scored with less than two minutes left in regulation.
The Eagles buckled down and senior quarterback Tobias Storm connected with Walt Smith for a touchdown to make it 27-26.
Storm then found an opening and rushed for the three yards it took to get the two-point conversion.
With seconds left, Collins got within field goal range and a Southern penalty gave the kicker two chances.
He missed both.
Storm was 10-of-16 through the air on Friday for 152 yards and one touchdown. He also had 53 yards rushing and touchdown. The quarterback also grabbed a crucial interception, which he returned 57 yards for a touchdown.
Smith rushed for 10 yards and a touchdown. The sophomore receiver also had six catches for 119 yards and touchdown.
AJ Jones was the Eagles' leading rusher with 80 yards.
Levi Benton was the lead tackler with nine tackles, while Tyler Boots had seven and a sack.
Southern Jon Clark said the team will need to remained focused when they take on the Jaguars tonight and limit mistakes.
“We started the first half slow, but I think we got better as the game went on,” Clark said of the Collin’s game. “We just had too many penalties and too many mistakes. We have to become more disciplined. We really do. I don’t like giving a good kicker a second chance to make a field goal.”
Southern goes back on the road for the second time this season after dropping their first road game.
However, Smith said the Eagles are ready to put the past behind them as they take on a touch Jaguars team.
“We just want to wash our past down the drain, since this is district time. We are ready to start our way to region,” Smith said.
East Jessamine comes into tonight’s game buoyed by back-to-back wins.
Last Friday, the Jaguars dominated in a 56-18 win over rival West Jessamine.
East Jessamine had 465 rushing yards and 86 passing yards over the Colts.
Turner McHolan was 7-for-15 for 86 yards through the air.
Valdon Miles was the Jaguars leading rusher with 164 yard and two touchdowns.
Dylan Moore had 19 carries for 137 yards and two touchdowns, last Friday.