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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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Building Cowboys: Summer workouts in full swing

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. It was a noisy morning in the weight room on top of Boot Hill on Monday, June 17. The clanging of metal weights hitting the floor, coaches shouting instructions, grunts and groans instigated by the strain of muscles being pushed to their limit and, underneath that, the steady beat of hip-hop music providing a certain rhythm to the activities, made it difficult to carry on a casual conversation. However, this was not a time for casual conversation. Long before these young men will be able…

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Cowgirls softball team honored at banquet

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowgirls softball team gathered at the Madison Church of God on Thursday, June 6, to celebrate a very successful season. The banquet was an opportunity to look back at the season and recognize some of the student-athletes that helped the Cowgirls to their first 20-win season in many years. The junior varsity team was also recognized for their 9-4 season, which surpassed all expectations. Receiving the Coach’s Award for the junior varsity team was Mishel Cruz. Mattie Barnes received…

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