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Edison overwhelms Braddock with potent passing attack

Miami Edison quarterback Malcolm Vigille on 49-0 win over Braddock

Miami Edison quarterback Malcolm Vigille talks about his performance in the Red Raiders' 49-0 win over Braddock on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
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Miami Edison quarterback Malcolm Vigille talks about his performance in the Red Raiders' 49-0 win over Braddock on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Senior Malcolm Vigille put together a passing performance not seen from a Miami Edison quarterback in quite some time Saturday morning.

Vigille completed 13 of 17 attempts for 455 yards, threw four touchdown passes and ran for another to help the Red Raiders remain unbeaten with a 49-0 win over host Braddock.

Edison (4-0) is coming off a 6-4 season in which it finished fourth in District 8-4A. The Red Raiders are hoping to end their long postseason drought and make the playoffs for the first time since 2005.

Following a rain-shortened game against Southridge that was cancelled after a quarter and a half, Edison has defeated their past four opponents by a combined score of 175-38.

"The coaches have put us in position to score and be great," Vigille said. "We have one goal this season and that’s to be state champions. The leadership is the biggest difference on this team."

Edison passed for 513 yards overall as Lamont Finnie, who caught two passes for 92 yards and a touchdown, threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Hill on his lone pass attempt for the final score of the game.

"We were in this situation last year when we started the season hot but because of our youth we couldn’t get over the hump," Edison coach Napoleon Joseph said. "We predicate everything on making every practice more intense and the kids have responded. The kids are walking around with a lot of bravado."

Vigille, who also ran in a two-point conversion, spread the ball around as he completed all four of his touchdown passes to different receivers.

Hill caught three passes for 121 yards, and senior Alex Ortiz caught four passes for 134 yards and a touchdown.

Senior running back Eldridge Thomas ran for a touchdown and scored on a 67-yard screen pass for a touchdown.

Edison allowed 77 total yards on defense as Braddock (1-3) mustered very little on offense.

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