By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County High School Cowboys varsity hoops squad fell just short in a heartbreaking first round state playoff loss played Thursday, Feb. 13, in Pensacola against Pensacola Catholic. Pensacola Catholic took command of the game early and led 15-8 at the end of the first quarter. The valiant Cowboys fought back but trailed at the half by a score of 28-19. The Cowboys went on a run in the third quarter outscoring Pensacola Catholic 16-9. The Cowboys only trailed 37-35 at the end of three. The fourth quarter was closely contested but the Cowboys could not win it or take it into overtime and stalemated 13 points to Pensacola Catholic’s 13 points in the period, losing by a score of 50-48. The Cowboys finished their amazing season with a 17-11 record.