Portage 27, Madison Edgewood 24
The Crusaders potential game-tying 22-yard field goal attempt sailed wide right as time expired in the Warriors victory.
After Portage (1-1) fell behind by eight in the third quarter, Nolan Paul hauled in his third and fourth touchdown receptions of the night to give the Warriors a 27-21 lead.
Zach Wall made a field goal in the fourth quarter to draw Madison Edgewood (1-1) within three.
Paul finished with seven receptions and 190 yards and Trent Belleau threw for 253 yards and four scores to lead Portage.
Will Swita threw for 207 yards and a touchdown for Madison Edgewood.