The Madison County Cowboys have steam-rolled the competition in the first half of the 2010 season. Their most recent opponent, Lake City Columbia, made a strong attempt to end the Cowboys undefeated streak. After holding Madison County to just 6 points midway through the third quarter, the Tigers drove deep inside Madison territory.
Just as the tide seem to turn, the Cowboys made a big defensive stand. Relying on the efforts of QB #8 K. Singletary’s 23 yard rushing touchdown, Madison County found the offensive spurt they needed to put away Columbia, 19 – 0.
4Quartersonline.com made another visit to Dorsett Stadium in Perry, FL, where the Taylor County Bulldogs remained undefeated on the season after an impressive come-from-behind win over the visiting Jefferson County Tigers. It was a game of “two halves” as the Tigers wasted no time getting on the score board early as QB #1 L. Footman found WR #10 G. Noel, who dodged a defender for Jefferson County’s first touchdown.
Later in the half, WR #4 A. Footman added another score on a 1 yard “wildcat” run to extend Jefferson County’s early lead. The Tigers momentum wouldn’t last long, however, as an errant fumble by the Jefferson County offense was recovered in the end-zone by the Bulldogs for a touchdown.
The Bulldogs emerged from the locker room a different team as the second half began. Although Jefferson County was able to score early in the third quarter, the rest of the ballgame was dominated by Taylor County. Bulldog WR #12 T. Jones caught a quick 5 yard strike from QB #15 E. Grambling to lead the comeback charge. Two series later, Taylor County RB #1 T. Jackson first tied, then gave the Bulldogs the lead on two sweep runs for 54 and 40 yards on consecutive possessions.
From that point on, Taylor County never looked back as the Bulldogs put the game out of reach as E. Grambling found WR #8 C. Hill for a 39 yard touchdown. With the rally complete, the win was sealed for Taylor County on a late 10 yard touchdown run by RB #2 J. Freeman.
FINAL SCORE: Taylor County 42 – Jefferson County 21
In 2009 Florida High saw the absence of a few key players due to injury that would have perhaps had a huge impact on their season. In the Seminoles week 1 match-up against crosstown rival FAMU High, the “impact” returned in a big way as Florida High posted 34 first half points on their way to a 48-6 win.
Seminole RB #10 K. Farmer had a stellar performance while racking up 3 touchdowns and 56 yards rushing. Farmer’s efforts were matched by QB #12 D. Harvey and RB K. Lewis. Both players rushed for over 100 yards each to power the Florida High offense. The Baby Rattlers lone score came on a 56 yard pass from QB #9 J. Jones to WR #4 C. McWhite.
What started as a defensive struggle turned in to a solid win for the Leon Lions over the Godby Cougars on Friday night at Gene Cox Stadium. Leon jumped out to a 3-0 lead on a 46 yard Sean Allen field goal and never looked back.
Lead by senior QB R. DeVore, the Lions put together a solid running game while defensively frustrating the Cougars offense. Godby’s lone score came from RB J. Covington.
FINAL SCORE: Leon 26 – Godby 7
In one of the areas biggest games, the Godby Cougars stunned the Madison County Cowboys in a battle for district supremacy, 21 – 7. Cougar RB #26 L. Johnson gashed the Cowboy defense, while QB #10 D. Andrews hooked up with WR #8 C. St. Hilaire on a 78 yard pass, to give a Godby a quick and surprising 14 – 0 lead. After being shut out in the 1st half, Madison County’s woes continued through the 3rd quarter as the Cowboys were plagued with penalties.
However, there was still some bite left in the “Cur-Dog”, as Madison County finally found the end-zone midway through the 4th quarter when Cowboy RB #20 M. McDaniels scored from 4 yards out to make the score 21 – 7. And then, things got real… On the ensuing kick-off, the Cowboys recovered an on-side kick and managed to score again as Madison QB #8 K. Singletary completed a 45 yard touchdown pass, to pull his team within 7 . Both Cowboy touchdowns came within a 90 second span. What started as a dominating, winning effort for Godby, quickly turned into a nail-biting, near comback for Madison County.
On 4th and goal from the 14 yard line, the Cowboys attempt at an improbable comeback fell into the hands of a Cougar defender by way of an interception. In the end it was the Cougar defense that proved to be the deciding factor, as Godby outlasted Madison County 21 – 14.
Other Area Scores:
FINAL: Bronson 31 – Munroe 12
FINAL: Arlington Country Day 60 – Aucilla 0
FINAL: Jefferson County 53 – Cottondale 14
FINAL: NFC 41 – Eaglesview 6
FINAL: FAMU High 18 – Graceville 16
FINAL: Florida High 16 – Fort White 14
FINAL: Brookwood 21 – Maclay 7
FINAL: Blountstown 26 – West Gadsden 12
FINAL: Lincoln 42 – Wakulla 22
FINAL: Taylor County 16 – East Gadsden 7
FINAL: Leon 49 – Chiles 17
Watch another round of our weekly show along with highlights of last Friday’s match-up between Wakulla and Florida High.
The Trojans managed to grind out a 16 – 6 win over the Seminoles in a very wet and hard-fought game last Thursday night. The soggy turf at Gene Cox Stadium added another hurdle for both squads as plenty of big hits were exchanged.
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With their star running back out with an injury, Lincoln turned to a powerful air-attack against the Eagles, which gave Trojan fans a reason to believe an upset victory was within reach. But Niceville would not be denied. After putting together an impressive, clock-eating drive, the Eagles escaped Tallahassee with a rare win. Although on the losing end, new interim head coach Mike Zatoris, found plenty of positives to take away from the game which might be preview of a future playoff match-up. “They showed a lot of unity tonight. We fought for four quarters of football.”