Marshall County Super Bowl opens season in Oklahoma
MARSHALL COUNTY, Oklahoma (KTEN) - One play decided a win from a loss in last year's Marshall County Super Bowl between Madill and Kingston.
"I just remember everybody running to the end zone and just celebrating as a team," said Madill senior quarterback Ty Rushing. "It was an awesome game, it was probably the most fun game I've ever been a part of."
"I definitely still think about it," said Kingston senior quarterback Klete Finley. "Heartbreaker like that on a two-point conversion, definitely motivation to get the trestle back red."
A successful 2-point conversion propelled Madill to a 36-35 victory over arch-rival Kingston, in what seemed like a storybook ending.
A successful 2-point conversion propelled Madill to a 36-35 victory over arch-rival Kingston, in what seemed like a storybook ending. However, these former district opponents had to find a way to still play each other, and what more could fans want than for this game to open up the season?
"I think it's just pretty cool starting off with a big game," said said Kingston senior running back Devin Tipton. "We've got to be fresh so it's forcing us to practice harder and be focused going into this week."
"Our kids are excited," said Madill head coach Chad Speer. "Who knows if its Kingston or its just game week itself, but Kingston puts a little bit more emphasis on that."
Both of these teams expect to make the playoffs this season so do not be surprised if it's a battle on the field. Regardless of how badly these two schools both want to win, there is a tremendous level of respect on both sides.
"This is one of those games that everyone in the state listens in to hear the score of and so it is very important," said first year Kingston head coach Brad Hill. "I know they get to paint the trestle either their colors our colors. It's an exciting game, it will be a fun game for kids to play."
"There will be a lot at stake for sure, but the Marshall County bragging rights are at the top of the list," said Speer.