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The 'Dogs' Nate Johnson returned an interception 38 yards for the score to set up Rivas' two-point play.
Sulphur got on the board first Friday when Cole Palmer and Nick McGruder teamed up on a 34-yard touchdown pass at the 8:38 mark of the opening frame.The Bulldogs' Palmer scooted in on a seven-yard TD run to grant Sulphur a 14-0 advantage with 4:43 left to go in the first period. Madill scratched its way to 21 straight points that began with Carlos Torres' 42-yard field goal with 11:09 remaining in the first half. Torres booted his second field goal as his 37-yard try sailed through the uprights with 1:49 left before halftime. The district foes retreated to the locker room at the half with Sulphur on top, 14-6.
The 'Cats continued its assault on the scoreboard in the second half as Micah Cooper slashed and dashed his way to paydirt on a 37-yard run with 10:06 showing in the third quarter. Colton Clement plunged into the end zone to even the score, 14-14. Momentum built for Madill as Clement burst through the 'Dogs' defense on a 49-yard TD run. Torres' extra point provided the 'Cats' the 21-14 lead with 6:22 to go in the third stanza. The score held until Sulphur's McGruder caught a pass, broke free and scored from 63 yards out with only 2:57 left in regulation play. Sulphur decided to go for the two-point conversion and seized the lead on the extra-point pass to Ray Trent from Palmer. The Dogs clung to the 22-21 lead then snagged the interception with under three minutes left in the contest. The Wildcats' final drive bogged down, Sulphur took the ball and drained the remaining time. Madill steps out of district play on Halloween as they hit the road to challenge Bridge Creek. The Wildcats close out the regular year at Plainview Nov. 7.
Sulphur 30, Madill 21
225 rush 111
139 pass 193
364 total 304
Sul- McGruder 34 pass from Palmer (Palmer kick), 8:58
Sul-Palmer 7 run (Palmer kick), 4:43
Mad- Torres 42 FG, 11:05
Mad- Torres 37 FG, 1:49
Mad- Cooper 37 run (Clement conversion), 10:06
Mad- Clement 49 run (Torres kick), 6:22
Sul- McGruder 63 pass from Palmer (Trent from Palmer), 2:57
Sul-Johnson 38 interception return (Rivas conversion), 2:49
Madill individual rushing: Clement 17-111, Cooper 10-76, Larason 8-36
receiving: Bagley 5-88, Larason 2-34, Weaver 1-15, Zamora 1-(-2)
Madill superintendent Jon Tuck introduced spotlight teachers and students for October this morning. Each selected teacher and student were featured in a television program produced at Wildcat Studios. Click on the video to see all the selections.
The Madill ninth grade football team suffered a 27-22 loss To Sulphur Thursday night. It was the only loss of the season.
It was an opportunity for seniors to learn about the college and career options.
"It was very interesting," MHS senior Stacie Burchette said.
Contributing Reporters Karina Salinas, Anzlee Szenasi & Matthew WadsworthA simulated emergency reenactment of a catastrophic event helped prepare school staff and emergency response teams in the case of an actual event.
"Today the Madill emergency management program conducted an emergency drill at Madill High School so they could practice their emergency drill techniques if a real catastrophic situation really happened at Madill Public Schools," Madill testing coordinator Joanna Tuck said. "I am so impressed with our Madill emergency management team."
The police department, fire and rescue teams practiced responding to the school during the practice drill Thursday morning. The MHS speech and drama classes served as actors for the event.
See Video of Simulated Emergency Event Thursday
Madill is led by quarterback Colton Clement. The senior has scored 10 rushing touchdowns and has thrown for seven. Four of those TD passes have been thrown to fellow senior Spence Weaver. All of those four scores have covered 20 yards or more.
Forcing turnovers continues to be one of the brightest spots for the 'Cats' defense. They grabbed three fumbles and an interception a week ago in Marlow. Senior Colton Erwin returned an interception for a TD Oct. 11 at Comanche.
"The key to us having some success this Friday night is No. 1 is execution," coach Milton Cooper said.
"We've got a group guys,seniors this year that I'm very proud of," Cooper said.
The seniors will be honored at 7 p.m. on Friday.
"It turned out really well," FFA vice president Will Shelby said Wednesday following the clinic. "It's really affordable shots and vaccinations for the pets."
"We had a good turnout," Shelby said.
See Video Coverage from Oct. 22 Clinic
"It (donating blood) makes me feel like a superhero," MHS senior Hilda Lopez said.
A unit of blood is estimated to save three lives.
Donors received a Bedlam t-shirt and had a chance to win tickets to the game between OU-OSU.
They also were given refreshments.
& Matthew Wadsworth
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