The Madison Southern football team is set to face its toughest test yet this season.

The Eagles (5-4, 3-1 district) will take on undefeated Boyle County (9-0) at home tonight in the regular-season finale.

Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 in Berea.

Fortunately, Southern had a week off to prepare for the Rebels and will come into tonight’s contest rested and fresh off back-to-back wins.

The Eagles blew past Woodford County, 40-7, on Oct. 11 and then bested West Jessamine, 63-40, on Oct. 18 in Nicholasville.

Southern racked up 299 rushing yards and 379 total yards in their win over the Colts.

Tobias Storm was four-of-nine through the air for 97 yards and had one touchdown.

Adrian Jones led the team in rushing with 16 carries for 217 yards and three touchdowns. Cameron Holbrook had two rushing touchdowns and Storm had one.

Walt Smith had three catches for 48 yards and a touchdown.

The Eagle defense continued to thwart their competition, with Daniel Cobb returning an interception for a touchdown and Tyler Boots scoring after scooping up a fumble.

Levi Benton led the team in tackles with 13, followed by Broc Parmer with 11.

For a second-straight game, freshman Jackson Chambers had two interceptions.

Baylor Willis was perfect on PATs — breaking a school record with nine during the game.

Boyle County has held steady at the top of the Associated Press Class 4A rankings and is coming off a lopsided 53-13 win over Bourbon County to wrap up district play.

The Rebels have allowed just 90 points to competitors so far this season, while amassing the most points in Class 4A — 464.

The team is led by two standout seniors, wide receiver Reese Smith and three-star cornerback Landon Bartleson.

Smith is a probable Mr. Kentucky Football contender and has committed to West Virginia, while Bartleson has committed to Notre Dame.

Last week, Boyle County amassed 296 offensive yards in the win over the Colonels.

Quarterback Reed Lanter was 8-for-11 for 177 yards and had three touchdowns.

Smith had two carries for 45 yards and a touchdown. The senior also had three catches for 80 yards and a touchdown.

The Rebels defense had three sacks last week against the Colonels.

Southern will take on Woodford County at home on Nov. 8 in the Class 5A playoffs.

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