Seminoles Bounce Back Against Madison County

DANIELSVILLE — The Salem football team bounced back nicely Friday in Danielsville.

Eric Crawford had an 95-yard interception return for a touchdown and Damion Gordon, Ahmad Mitchell, Jahaad Coleman and Che’Darious Robinson all scored touchdowns in the Seminoles’ 36-7 victory over Madison County.

Salem, which fell to rival Heritage in last weekend’s season opener in Conyers, had no such trouble on the road in Week 2.

Madison County (0-2) fumbled the opening kickoff, Salem recovered, then later scored its first touchdown of the game and added a two-point conversion to take the lead for good. Crawford’s big interception, the first of two for Salem, was part of a big night for the defense, which held the Red Raiders to seven points a week after allowing Heritage to rush for 350 yards and score 34 points.

”I thought the kids played (offensively), they played very well defensively as well,” Salem offensive coordinator Frank Caputo said. “Two interceptions and a fumble recovery. Those kids were really playing well tonight.”

Salem (1-1), which won its second consecutive game in the series to improve to 6-2 all time against Madison, travels to Habersham Central next weekend looking to go above .500 for the first time since starting 2-1 last season.