The 2017 football season begins tonight (Aug. 25) at 7:30 as Madill welcomes Bridge Creek to Blake Smiley Stadium. The 'Cats are led by new head coach Drew Young. Young has been at Madill serving as the defensive coordinator under Milton Cooper. Young is a veteran of the coaching profession. He guided Sherman, Texas to its' deepest playoff run in school history in 2004 as head coach. Those Bearcats reached the state semifinals. He served as athletics director in Durant and has coached players that competed later in the National Football League. He also was the head coach of baseball at Ardmore for a team that won a state championship.
The Wildcats will attempt to make a second consecutive appearance in the playoffs following the 2016 campaign.
The game is expected to be carried on Madill's Livestream