On a night where 50 years of Madison-Grant athletics were celebrated, the Madison-Grant Argylls picked up their first win of the season, shutting out the Elwood Panthers 54-0.
The Argylls went up 16-0 after the first quarter of play and never trailed, building a 38-0 lead at the half before scoring twice more in the third quarter.
All season, the Argylls have worked tirelessly to hone their craft and improve their skills despite the losses, and on Friday, they were finally rewarded for their efforts.
“We came out, and our offense and defense played together for the three quarters that they were in there,” Madison-Grant Head Coach Brady Turner said. “They worked hard all year, and last week I felt like it was our best week of practice. We were loose, the kids worked hard, and they paid attention to what we were telling them.
“At 0-7, some teams could have easily stepped away and been thinking, ‘When does basketball season start?’ or ‘When does wrestling start?’ but these kids haven’t. They stayed in touch with us, they continued to listen to us, and they continued to work hard. The atmosphere on the sideline was fun. The kids were having fun. They were laughing. They were smiling. They were celebrating one another. It was fun to be on that sideline last night.”
Madison-Grant will finish their regular season schedule this coming Friday against Frankton.
“We need to continue to get better,” Turner said. “Frankton is not a bad team. They do a lot of things well. But we want to continue to get better.”