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'Cats' Comeback Hopes Dashed by 'Dogs Friday

posted by Brandon Jacks   [ updated ]

A two-point conversion run scored by Chandler Rivas on a fake extra-point kick gave the Bulldogs a two-possession edge with 2:49 to go in the game and Sulphur held on for a 30-21 victory against Madill Friday on senior night at Alumni Field. The loss drops the 'Cats to 2-6 on the season and 1-4 in the district.
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

Madill                Sulphur
225            rush        111
139            pass        193
364            total        304

1 QT
Sul- McGruder 34 pass from Palmer (Palmer kick), 8:58
Sul-Palmer 7 run (Palmer kick), 4:43
2 QT
Mad- Torres 42 FG, 11:05
Mad- Torres 37 FG, 1:49
3 QT
Mad- Cooper 37 run  (Clement conversion), 10:06
Mad- Clement 49 run (Torres kick), 6:22
4 QT
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)
passing: 9-16-139

Madill Teachers, Students Selected for October Spotlight Program

posted Oct 24, 2014, 11:58 AM by Brandon Jacks

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.


Madill Ninth Grade Football Squad Suffers only Loss of Season Thursday

posted Oct 24, 2014, 6:53 AM by Brandon Jacks

The Madill ninth grade football team suffered a 27-22 loss To Sulphur Thursday night.  It was the only loss of the season. 

Seniors Explore College, Career Options at SOSU Fair Thursday

posted Oct 23, 2014, 10:21 AM by Brandon Jacks   [ updated Oct 23, 2014, 11:58 AM ]

The Madill High School seniors took a trip across Lake Texoma Thursday to take part in a college fair on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant.
It was an opportunity for seniors to learn about the college and career options.
"It was very interesting," MHS senior Stacie Burchette said.











Photo Courtesy
Mandy Clement

Emergency Simulated Reenactment Prepares School Personnel, Response Teams Thursday

posted Oct 23, 2014, 8:59 AM by Brandon Jacks   [ updated Oct 23, 2014, 4:18 PM ]

Contributing Reporters Karina Salinas, Anzlee Szenasi & Matthew Wadsworth
A 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.
Madill Schools has emergency policies in place and they just practiced the drill Thursday.





See Video of Simulated Emergency Event Thursday

Madill Welcomes Sulphur for Senior Night on Gridiron Friday

posted Oct 23, 2014, 8:12 AM by Brandon Jacks   [ updated Oct 23, 2014, 4:37 PM ]

The Madill Wildcats football team welcomes Sulphur to Alumni Field Friday night in a pivotal district contest. Sulphur arrives in week eight with a 3-4 record. The Bulldogs have suffered losses to Marshall, Marlow, Davis and Wynnewood. Sulphur defeated Bridge Creek, Dickson and Comanche. The 'Dogs' defense allows 24.7 points per game. The Sulphur offensive attack stacks up 17.5 points per game.
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.



MHS Seniors to Visit SOSU Thursday

posted Oct 22, 2014, 7:02 PM by Brandon Jacks   [ updated Oct 22, 2014, 7:05 PM ]

Members of the Madill senior class visit Southeastern OKlahoma State University in Durant tomorrow. Students going will report briefly to their first hour class Thursday to be counted on roll then board the bus headed for the SOSU campus.







MHS grads of 1933

FFA Treats Local Pets with Affordable Vaccinations Wednesday Afternoon

posted Oct 22, 2014, 5:09 PM by Brandon Jacks   [ updated Oct 22, 2014, 5:12 PM ]

The Madill FFA Chapter hosted its annual pet vaccination clinic Wednesday afternoon at the ag building.
"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

Marching Band Receives Good Marks in Lawton Contest Tuesday

posted Oct 22, 2014, 5:01 PM by Brandon Jacks

The Madill Wildcat marching band received threes at the contest in Lawton on Oct. 21.
"We did great," Madill band director said after the performance on the field at Cameron Stadium Tuesday afternoon.
The band performed numbers from its halftime show featuring Beatles tunes.

Donors Supplying Vital Help Today at MHS Media Center

posted Oct 22, 2014, 1:44 PM by Brandon Jacks

The Madill High School student council presented a blood drive conducted by the Oklahoma Blood Institute Wednesday in the media center
"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.








Photo by
Dominique Love
& Matthew Wadsworth

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