Settle scores six touchdowns, runs for 381 yards to ignite West

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Gazette Staff
October 23, 2008

Leighton Settle rushed for an astounding 381 yards on only 23 carries and scored six touchdowns to lead Madison West (6-3) past Madison La Follette, 48-30, in a wild Big Eight finale Thursday night at Mansfield Stadium.

Settle scored three of the first four touchdowns on 16 and 85-yard runs from scrimmage and an 81-yard punt return as the playoff-bound Regents built a 20-7. After the Lancers (1-8) pulled within 20-18, Settle broke away for 70, 25 and 50-yard touchdown runs to put West out of reach.

D.J. Fuller rushed for 187 yards and scored three La Follette touchdowns in a game that produced a staggering 996 yards from scrimmage.


Madison La Follette 6 12 6 6—30

Madison West 7 20 14 7—48

Scoring summary: Leighton Settle, 16 run (Jarvis kick). ML—D.J. Fuller, 85 pass from Jake Zadra (kick failed). MW—Settle, 24 run (Jarvis kick). MW—Settle, 81 punt return (kick failed). ML—Brooks Jackson, 16 pass from Zadra (run failed). ML—Fuller, 76 punt return (run failed). MW—Settle, 70 run (Jarvis kick). MW—Settle, 25 run (Jarvis kick). MW—Settle, 50 run (Jarvis kick). ML—Fuller, 77 run (run failed).

Statistics: First downs—ML 8 MW 14. Rushing—ML 22-201, MW 45-441. Yards passing—ML 243, MW 91. Passes—ML 18-12-0, MW 12-4-1. Fumbles—ML 0, MW 0. Penalties—ML 3-15, MW 11-70.

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