Cowboys Finish Season With Class

Photo By RAndREventPros Team Leader Akevious Williams (#10) scans the field for an open  receiver.

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Team Leader Akevious Williams (#10) scans the field for an open
receiver.

The Cowboys have plowed through the play-offs this year. With big wins against Walton in the Regional Semifinals and Florida High in the Regional Finals, the Cowboys have been un-stoppable. On Friday, Nov. 28, the Madison County Cowboys played the Bolles Bulldogs in the State Semifinals. The Cowboys put up a valiant fight but, they lost with a final score of 34-15. However, this loss isn’t something to be ashamed of. The Cowboys have played the season of their lives– they never gave up and played with determination and, most importantly, class. Head Coach Michael Coe is proud of his team; as is expected when one has the pleasure of coaching such an amazing and talented group of young men.

A word from Coach Coe:

Photo By RAndREventPros Eric Bright Jr. (#27) is brought to the ground by a Bolles defender. Bright has been chosen to participate in the FACA North/South Football All-Star Classic.

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Eric Bright Jr. (#27) is brought to the ground by a Bolles defender. Bright has been chosen to participate in the FACA North/South Football All-Star Classic.

I couldn’t be prouder of a group of kids or my coaching staff. Our kids were prepared and ready and we just came up a little bit short. This will always be one of my favorite teams and groups of Seniors. Words cannot express the appreciation and gratitude that I’ll always have towards these Seniors. They’ve done all we’ve ever asked of them, with joy in their hearts and a willingness to get better daily; on and off the field. They’ll always be able to look back at 2014 and be able to say they played one of the toughest, if not, the toughest schedule we have ever played. As a matter of fact, four teams that we beat this year are playing this Friday, either in the state finals or state semi-finals in their classifications.

Photo By RAndREventPros Javon Redding (#7) is hit hard by Bolles defenders. The Cowboys had the fight of their lives last friday night, Nov. 28, that ended in a loss.

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Javon Redding (#7) is hit hard by Bolles defenders. The Cowboys had the fight of their lives last friday night, Nov. 28, that ended in a loss.

If you want to know what kind of young men we have in our program, just look at the last drive the other night, with the game already out of hand. I challenged our offense to finish the game, the season, and, for some, their careers, well. They replied with, “Yes sir Coach! We are fighting until that clock says 0:00!” That they did. They scored with about 20 seconds left and I told them all, That’s what MEN do! They finish their jobs!

Photo Courtesy Of Tudor Rose Photography The Madison County High School football coaches are shown, standing, left to right: Bill Hightower, Peter Jackson, Keith Solomon, Mike Coe, Rod Williams and Bobby Hutchinson. Kneeling, left to right: Zack Dykes, Daniel McKnight, Jim Ertzberger and Calvin Lucas.

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The Madison County High School football coaches are shown, standing, left to right: Bill Hightower, Peter Jackson, Keith Solomon, Mike Coe, Rod Williams and Bobby Hutchinson. Kneeling, left to right: Zack Dykes, Daniel McKnight, Jim Ertzberger and Calvin Lucas.

I also want to thank my coaches. I am blessed when it comes to them. They treat our kids like they are their own. You name it, they do it. I also want to thank all of the folks that fed us this year. There is no way I could name all of you, but I thank you for being an example to our kids and for showing them what citizenship and service really is! Lastly, to the Seniors, all 21 of you, I am so proud of you and will forever be grateful for what you guys accomplished, but more importantly, for what you guys stand for and how you go about your daily lives. You’ve set a great example for the underclassmen and I wish nothing but the very best in all your life’s endeavors. Good luck and Godspeed!

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Savannah Reams

Written by Savannah Reams