REXBURG — For the first time since the 2010 4A state championship game, the Blackfoot Broncos tasted defeat as they fell at Madison 35-14 on Friday evening.
"Like I told the kids after the game, football will expose you if you don't do the little things and do the work necessary to win," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "Madison beat us up. I was impressed with what they were able to do to us."
Madison's spread offense gave the Blackfoot defense fits all evening long as they racked up 279 yards through the air as they raced out to a 21-0 halftime advantage.
"We have to get better in the secondary," Coach Buck said. "Defensively we need to get better as a team. Everyone must be accountable and hopefully the kids will work for it."
Trailing by three scores Blackfoot came out of the break and were able to march the ball down the field for their first score of the game, a 24 yard touchdown pass to Colby Pearson from Alonzo Ramos.
"Offensively it took us a while to get going," Coach Buck said. "We were able to get into a little rhythm their in the third quarter but we need to become much more consistent if we want to get where we want to be."
Madison responded to the Blackfoot score with a pair of rushing touchdowns by Sam Baldwin who finished the evening with 95 yards rushing and three touchdowns against the Broncos.
Blackfoot were able to get a late score with an Alonzo Ramos 3 yard rushing score with under minute left in the game but it was far too little and much too late in the final outcome.
Blackfoot (6-1, 3-0) will lick their wounds and look to get back on track when they host Pocatello next Friday for a key conference game.
"I think that the kids will come out and put in the the work this week," Coach Buck said. "Pocatello will be an entirely different scheme than we faced tonight so we will need to be prepared."
MADISON 35, BLACKFOOT 14
Blackfoot 0 0 7 7 - 14
Madison 14 7 7 7 - 35
M - Sam Baldwin 7 run (Dan Jones kick), 5:31
M - Hayden Hastings 15 pass from Logan Anderson (Jones kick), 0:29
M - Logan Anderson 7 run (Jones kick), 0:16
B - Colby Pearson 24 pass from Alonzo Ramos, (Gabby Botelo kick), 8:42
M - Sam Baldwin 1 run (Jones kick), 2:38
M - Sam Baldwin 45 run (Jones kick), 5:44
B - Alonzo Ramos 3 run (Botelo kick), 0:46
RUSHING - Blackfoot: Kyler Haddon 8-34, Mitch Martin 5-18, Alonzo Ramos 13-41, Dallas Thompson 8-43. Madison: Sam Baldwin 13-95, Logan Anderson 17-58.
PASSING - Blackfoot: Alonzo Ramos 16-33-1 182. Madison: Logan Anderson 25-37-2 279.
RECEIVING - Blackfoot: Colby Pearson 7-71, Austin Campbell 4-36, James Korth 2-37, Cody Averett 1-18, Mitch Martin 1-6, Dallas Thompson 1-4. Madison: Sam Baldwin 4-16, Logan Lee 7-90, Justin Edelmayer 2-19, Jakob Wilson 3-34, Alan Anderson 2-48, Hayden Hastings 5-51, Cole Hansen 2-21.