Madill ready for young guys to step up
MADILL, Okla. (KTEN) - The Madill Wildcats might have more questions than answers heading into the 2023 season, with a lot of production to replace from a year ago.
"Just a lot of unknowns," said Madill head coach Chad Speer. "We got some key positions that we'll have new faces out there so excited to see these kids grow and get better along the way."
One guy they'll have to replace is receiver Stephen Sisco. who set a school record by hauling in 19 touchdowns in 2022. Now a younger core will have to fill those shoes.
"I've been playing a lot more positions the last two days than I did last year, said senior wide receiver Cade McHatton. "It's great honestly with the young guys looking up to me, I just can't let them down."
After making a jump up, the Wildcats finished 4-6 in their first 4A season. Most teams don't care for moral victories but Madill showed they can play with bigger schools and think now the confidence can help.
"Need to learn from that and be more disciplined," said Speer." Hopefully we can correct those mistakes and come out on top."
This group of Madill seniors will now look for an experience they have not yet gotten in their high school careers.
"It'd be an awesome experience to go to playoff football," said senior receiver Miguel Fajardo. "We just need to keep working hard and stay consistent all year long."
Madill starts the season at rival Kingston on August 25.