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Cowboys ranked nationally in another pre-season poll

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowboys continue to garner national attention beyond the Florida state line. The nationwide website MaxPreps has ranked the Cowboys number 24 in the nation among small schools. These schools generally have student populations of under 1,000 students. In the case of California schools, some sections have playoff divisions based on competitive equity, rather than school population. “Pre-season polls are based off of prior success that your program has had. It really doesn’t affect the upcoming year,” said MCHS Head…

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Upward Sports registration begins

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison Church of God will again be hosting Upwards Sports basketball for K5 through sixth-grade students. The season begins on Saturday, Nov. 16, and registration gets underway on Sunday, July 14. Registration will remain open through Saturday, Sept. 28. Registration arrangements can be made at registration.upward.org/UPW68823. If you are interested in coaching or working in concessions, contact Liz King at (850) 973-7968. Player evaluations are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 5, beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding at 12 p.m. These…

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More changes in football playoffs

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) has announced more changes in the way teams are selected for the football playoffs. This year, rather than awarding points for winning games and bonus points based on opponents’ records, all teams will receive playoff invitations based on a mathematical formula. Each team will be awarded a “Rating Percentage Index” (RPI). The RPI is determined by the following formula: RPI = (Winning percentage x 0.35) + (Opponents’ winning percentage x 0.35) + (Opponents’ opponents’ winning percentage x 0.30)….

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Cowboy commits to Eagles

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowboy defensive back Chalon Howard will be going into the 2019 football season with at least one clear decision already made. Howard has verbally committed to continue his playing career with the Georgia Southern University Eagles, in Statesboro, Ga. Howard will not be the first Cowboy to decide to don the blue and white. Ironhead Gallon also played football for Georgia Southern before spending time during the pre-season with the Arizona Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles in the National Football…

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