The Regents jumped out to a 20-0 lead in the opening quarter, despite a flurry of penalties nearly bogging down their first drive of the game.
Quarterback Keishawn Shanklin scored from three yards out on a quarterback keeper. He then used his arm on the next series, heaving the ball into the end zone and off the outstretched fingertips of a Purgolder defender, only to be bobbled and caught by running back Jaden Stephens for a 40-yard score.
Carey, a three-star prospect and the No. 8 recruit in the state of Wisconsin, followed that up with a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown after a three-and-out by Madison East. After the Purgolders settled in and cut the deficit to 26-15 in the second quarter, Carey hauled in a 12-yard touchdown with 1:15 before halftime.
Carey’s night wasn’t done, however, as he made his presence felt on the defensive side of the ball. With the game getting out of reach and the Purgolders running out of time, quarterback Datril Thompson threw up a desperation pass on a fourth-down play in Regents territory. Carey snagged the ball nine yards deep in the end zone and upon deciding against taking the touchback, got some great blocking and let his speed do the rest on a record 109-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Madison West moves to 4-2 on the season, but remains in fourth place in the Big Eight Conference after wins by Verona (6-0), Sun Prairie (5-1), and Middleton (5-1). Madison East falls to 2-4 and a disappointing 1-6 in games played at Breese Stevens Field under head coach Steve Erato.