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Cowboys place first in polls

Rick Patrick

Greene Publishing, Inc.

The undefeated Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowboys again find themselves in familiar territory; that is, atop the Associated Press class 1A high school football polls. The Cowboys previously won a state title in 2007, but they hope that their early success this season will continue into the playoffs.

One reason for the Cowboys’ success has been their ability to run the ball. So far this season, the Cowboys have totaled an impressive 965 yards on the ground in just three games.  This averages out to over seven yards per carry.  The Cowboys' leading rusher is junior runningback Teryon Henderson, who is averaging 7.1 yards every time he carries the ball.  “[But] none of that happens without the guys up front working their tails off,” said Coach Mike Coe of the offensive line. Coach Coe notably praised the play of offensive linemen Tucker Cherry, Mike Goley, Ahmod Powell, Tar'Ronn Johnson, Alphonso Miller, Jamarrion Coasey, Darius Johnson, and Hunter Burt.

In almost every game so far this season, the Cowboys have been dominant in the fourth quarter. “That is a testament to how hard these kids have trained since December,” said Coe. It is also a testament to the “never say die” attitude these young men have exhibited throughout the season so far.

Everyone is strongly encouraged to come out and support the Cowboys, either on the road or at Boot Hill Stadium.

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