Against a high-powered passing attack in South Adams on Friday night, the Madison-Grant Argylls’ magical second half run came to an end with a 47-20 loss to the Starfires.
The contest was close after the first quarter of play, as the Argylls only trailed 13-6, but a 34-point second quarter by the Starfires put them up 47-6 at halftime.
In just one half of football, Starfires’ quarterback James Arnold completed 10 of his 14 passes for 390 yards and seven touchdowns, as the Argylls’ defense had no answer for their vaunted passing game.
The Argylls scored a pair of touchdowns in the second half – one on a 77-yard fumble recovery by Randall Fultz and a 20-yard touchdown run by Clayton Powell on the final play of the game, but it was not enough.
Despite the loss, the Argylls put together a final five game stretch to be proud of. They won their final two regular season games via shutout, before routing Taylor and Union City in their first two sectional contests – their first playoff wins since 2011.
On the season, the Argylls finished with a 4-8 record.