Update On MCHS Cowboys BasketballJan 25th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Sports
By Eddie Richie, Head Varsity Basketball Coach
Madison County High School
As of Jan. 20, Madison is currently 7-11. The record does not indicate the way we are playing recently. We have won two of our last three games. Our last loss was at home to East Gadsden 65-63.
Let me give you all an analogy: East Gadsden is to basketball as Madison County is to football. We could have and should have won that game.
We missed a few “gimmees” and free throws that would have gave us a bigger lead in the final minutes. It was an intense game that left the players heartbroken in the end. As a coach, there is no such thing a “good loss,” but this one wasn’t exactly bad. We learned that we can play with one of the best teams in the state, especially in 3A, and they are in our district. The travesty of the game, besides the loss, was there was only about 100 people there to see real good basketball.
On another exciting note, Madison’s JV boys team has a record of 13-1 — clearly one of the best records, if not the best record for JV boys thus far. They still have six more games, and they have won all 13 in a row after dropping the first game to Godby before they had all the players from football. I’m excited to see how long they keep it going. The future of Madison County basketball looks bright, thanks to Head JV Coach Allen Demps. In only his second year of coaching, he has done extremely well, not only preparing the players for their games, but preparing them for varsity level competition. He is a huge asset to the program and a lot of our success is because of his hard work and dedication.