TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - If you follow high school football even in the least, you know the Cowboys of Madison County are pretty good. Since 1998, Madison has played for the State Championship seven times, winning twice.
Head coach Mike Coe said the Cowboys have quite a few people to replace on offense, but with five seniors coming back with experience on the offensive line, and a handful of running backs and receivers, he is confident the Cowboys can get it done.
The have no choice, as Coe has 4A and State Semifinalist Suwannee, Class 5A Rickards, and Brooks County out of Georgia right out of the gate.
"We've never backed away from playing tough games," he said. "My thought is you don't win a State Championship early in the year, you win it late in the season because your guys have played in tough games and played against tough, well coached people and they're used to being there. Like I told them the other day, I wouldn't have scheduled them if I didn't think we could play with them. If you're at Madison County, you're marked already. For a lot of people, that's their Super Bowl when they play us."
The Cowboys take on Suwannee at home on the 21st in preseason action, while they open up their regular season on Saturday, August 29th against Rickards High School.