Florida High wins in Madison County for first time in program history

Liam Rooney
Tallahassee Democrat

For the first time in program history, Florida High left Madison County with a victory. 

The Seminoles (3-1) beat the Cowboys (2-1) 35-23 Friday, winning a third straight game since a week 2 loss to Ponte Vedra.

Florida High coach Jarrod Hickman said some really good Seminole teams have left Madison empty-handed, and Friday’s win was special.

“It’s the first time we’ve won here. We’ve had so many great teams that have been here and played some good games, and I’ve had some battles with coach [Mike] Coe and now coach [Price] Harris,” Hickman said. “These are two really good football teams to play and everybody knows in this state how tough of a place this is to play.”

It has been anything but an ordinary start to the season for the Seminoles.

A week one game postponement due to COVID in the Trinity Catholic program, Hurricane Idalia forcing changes to the schedule, and three straight road games have tested the program.

Despite the tumultuous start, Hickman feels his team is growing into the season, and the win over Madison County gives his team a momentum boost.

“We’ve had a lot going on at our place, just having to juggle some hoops and go through some things,” Hickman said. “I’m so proud of our football team for the way they responded this entire week. It’s amazing, even though we’ve got a veteran team, in certain areas and spots, you still gotta grow up, and I thought we grew up tonight and really took a good step forward.” (read more)

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