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Madison County football reflects on remarkable dominance coming to an end

Posted at 11:41 PM, Dec 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-06 23:41:32-05

MADISON COUNTY, Fla. - WTXL — Friday night the Madison County football team, perennial powers in class 1-A fell in the state semi-finals. It’ll be the first time since 2016 the Cowboys won’t have the opportunity to compete for a state title.

With tough losses, come even tougher lessons for the Cowboys. Never take anything for granted. But the loss doesn't take away the fact that for three straight years the 1-A state title went through Boot Hill. Looking back on an era of dominance may be tough for the program now, but it serves as a reminder of what Madison County is capable of accomplishing looking ahead to the future.

“Losing is tough but that’s part of life and it’s what makes football what it is. You gotta learn to bounce back from this and keep moving forward and figure out your next step," said Cowboys head coach Mike Coe. "It’s like I told you the other day don’t ever take this for granted this will never get old. You better take advantage of every opportunity you get. And we just didn't and again they just made one more play than we did and it costs us.”