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Volterax Wins Madden NFL 20 Club Championship, $100K Grand Prize

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistDecember 21, 2019

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 29:  Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans watches a replay during a game against the Houston Texans at LP Field on December 29, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  The Titans defeated the Texans 16-10.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Volterax took out Drini 28-13 in the final of the Madden 20 Club Championship and collected the $100,000 winner's share of the prize purse Friday.

Representing the Arizona Cardinals, Volterax leaned heavily on the running game and three-time Pro Bowler Chris Johnson, which allowed him to take control in the second half.

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And there you have it @VoLTeRaX is the #MaddenClubChampionship Champion https://t.co/0nHf5BaEHW

Drini deserves credit for not dropping the controller and walking away altogether when Volterax scored on a 44-yard run to end the first half.

Using Johnson, Volterax initially ran to the right, paused and took a few more steps to the right before spinning back to the left and finding the end zone. Drini had his head in his hand after Johnson crossed the goal line.

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We just witnessed one of the greatest runs in MCS history. WOW. 😳 Halftime 🚨 @VoLTeRaX 21 @drini 10 #MaddenClubChampionship https://t.co/nqxF9uFwmq

Drini got the ball to open the second half but found himself with a 4th-and-9 at his own 49-yard line. With Philip Rivers under center, he threw an interception with 2:31 left in the third quarter.

With the quarters limited to five minutes, Volterax could've drained a lot of time off the clock. Instead, he once again found a seam with Johnson and hit pay dirt on a 53-yard run to effectively seal the victory.