MADILL — A disastrous fourth quarter ruined McLoud’s road trip as it dropped a 41-35 decision to District 4A-2 foe Madill Thursday night.
McLoud led 35-21 entering the fourth quarter, only to be outscored 20-0 over the last 12 minutes.
The visitors took the 35-21 advantage when senior Koalton Keller scored on a 9-yard run and Brandon Vinson caught a 2-point conversion pass with 12 seconds left in the third quarter.
The Redskins were up 14-7 at halftime. Vinson fielded a 40-yard scoring pass from Tyler Jones to make it 7-0 and Mason Nikkel caught a 13-yard pass from Keller for a 14-0 lead.
In the third quarter, Damien Dye recorded McLoud’s third touchdown on a 10-yard run and Keller was on the receiving end of an 8-yard TD pass from Jones for the fourth TD.
Sophomore Hunter Ryan of McLoud was 3 of 4 in the extra-point department on the night.
Madill recorded three fourth-quarter touchdowns, all via the rush, on three straight possessions. The winning touchdown, on a 4th-and-goal from the 1-yard line, came on a quarterback sneak with 1:46 play. McLoud went four-and-out on its final possession of the game.
“We felt like we had the game won, but we didn’t finish the game hard enough,” McLoud coach Rusty Hall said. “We let them have three long late runs. We quit playing assignment football and we got burned.”
McLoud fell to 2-6 overall and 1-4 in 4A-2. McLoud has two regular-season games remaining, an Oct. 26 matchup with visiting Tecumseh and a Nov. 2 senior night assignment against Bethany.
Madill improved to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in 4A-2.
Note: Report compiled by contributing writer Fred Fehr.