PURCELL — Spencer Bond said his football team had something prove. The Madill quarterback can be sure his team did just that in its 31-14 road victory over Class 3A's No. 3-ranked Purcell Friday at Conger Field.
Bond accounted for more than half of the unranked Wildcats total offense. The senior finished with two touchdowns and 124 yards rushing. He added another 69 passing.
"Just to get a win in this atmosphere does great things for your confidence and team morale," Bond said. "We knew coming in this was going to be a big game, and they (Purcell) played great."
After winning the coin toss, Madill opted to take the opening kick and quickly scored a touchdown on Bond's 31-yard quarterback draw.
Purcell, playing without starting quarterback Cole Swayze, answered with an 80-yard touchdown drive that included a key fourth-down conversion in Wildcat territory.
With under two minutes left in the half, Bond completed several long throws to take his team to the Dragons 11-yard line before Arturo Flores kicked a 21-yard field goal with under two seconds left.
Madill's defense stepped up in the second half. Safety Kolton Jones intercepted a Purcell pass and returned it to the 20-yard line, setting up another touchdown run by Bond.
"Bond played great, but tonight was about everyone on our team stepping up," Madill coach Kerry Roberts said. "We have a lot of good high school football players on this team who just know how to win."