Information by Ed LeGault
And they ran, they ran so far away.
In the 1980s, Flock of Seagulls hit it big with the song ‘I Ran.’
On Friday it was Northeastern High School who took to running past a flock of (Golden) Eagles as the visiting Jets defeated Madison-Plains 63-7.
The main thorn in the side of the Golden Eagles was Jet Hunter Albright who tallied five of Northeastern’s touchdowns – all on the ground.
The game was decided early on as Northeastern scored three touchdowns in a minute and 20 second span in the first quarter. After Albright went in from four yards out, the Jets recovered a fumble, and then four plays later Albright took a direct snap from his running back position to go in from two yards out. On Madison-Plains next offensive play, the home team fumbled and Jet Cade Houseman took it to the house for a 21-0 visitor lead.
The Golden Eagles responded with their best drive of the night. Quarterback Evan Coil worked the team down the field, ending with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Blayne Williams on fourth and long. The drive was highlighted by a nifty 49-yard catch and run by Michael Bearden on a pass from Coil.
Unfortunately for Madison-Plains, the Jets knew how to respond as well. NE matched down the field with the drive culminating on a Houseman to Colton Moone 24 yard touchdown strike, giving the visitors a 28-7 lead after just the first quarter.
Northeastern really put the game out of reach by scoring three more times before the half. First Garrett Chadwell had a 16 yard run, then another Houseman-to-Moone connection, and then finally Albright’s third running touchdown on the night.
Following the intermission, Albright added two more TDs on the ground to round out the scoring.
Next week, Madison-Plains travels to Fairbanks to take on the Panthers.