Madison’s first season in 25 years ended at Carrollton in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs.
The Hawks defeated the Trojans 36-34 in overtime.
Madison led 28-16 in the fourth quarter, but Carrollton tied it with 42 seconds left. The Trojans still had a chance to win in regulation, but an attempted field goal with 13 seconds left was blocked.
The Hawks clinched the winning points on a two-point conversion in overtime.
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Madison relaunched its football program after a one-season co-op with Metro-East Lutheran in Edwardsville last year. With a refurbished field and fresh green uniforms, the Trojans finished their regular season 6-3 and captured a No. 13 seed in the playoffs.
Carrollton, 9-1, advances to a second-round game against Camp Point Central.