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Rockets take district title

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By Todd Martin

The SCHS football team went 0-3 in the district during the regular season but got the last laugh after beating Madison Central 37-20 Friday to win the Class 6A District 8 title.

The Rockets (8-4) led 17-14 at the half and then outscored the Indians (7-5) 20-0 in the third quarter on their way to the win.

SCHS quarterback Alex Matthews threw for more than 450 yards with four touchdowns and one interception in the win.

It was a far cry from the more 500 yards and nine touchdowns Matthews had in the first-round win over Scott County, but the senior wasn't disappointed.

"A W is fine with me," Matthews joked after the game before handing the credit to the Rocket defense. "Hats off to our defense tonight -- holding (Madison Central) to just 20 points, and only six in the second half. They played a great game."

The Rockets will now travel to Boone County (9-3) on the day after Thanksgiving for a state quarterfinals match-up. Boone County topped Ryle 27-17 Friday.

See Wednesday's Sentinel-News for a full recap of the Rockets' win.