Back-to-back wins over undefeated 1A 6 Man 1 Region III District 9 (6 Man) teams were not meant to be for the mighty Knox City Greyhounds who suffered a 72-50 loss to the mightier Throckmorton Greyhounds. This, after Chad emerged from the tunnel at a pep rally to Aerosmith's "Dude Looks Like A Lady" clad in Throckmorton gear.

People, he said, didn't know what to make of it. But, nobody speared him. So that's good.

Per Chad's Facebook page in the immediate aftermath of the back-and-forth "slugfest" of a game:

GREYHOUNDS I'm very proud of you, you have no reason to hold your heads down low tonight. you keep fighting, and you never gave up. nor did i ever believe that you was feeling down either. you keep your heads up high and you played like the state champions that you are. you all every one of you should be very proud of yourself's as well. for many of you tonight was the last night to play on the field at greyhounds stadium in greyhound gear. the emotions that you are feeling tonight i cannot imagine. your not out of this fight yet. there is still fight left in you and in this race to the championship. the state championship. my hat is off to you guys tonight. GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The loss means a lot of different things, but what it means most is that 4-5 Knox City's division-title hopes are all but gone with just one regular season game remaining. Sadness. But the playoffs, well, they're still on the table if they take out Paint Creek on Friday as everyone expects they will.

The story does not end there, though:

well when i clear my throat or cough it hurts like HELL!!!!!!!!!!!! sorry for using that term but it is so very true. however i wouldn't change any of it for anything. still ain't going to try and say very much today unless i have to. so again if i don't say anything to you today please, PLEASE don't think anything about it, or even of it. must rest this voice and get it ready for Monday Halloween night at the haunted house. and i invite all of you to please come out and support a great cause, and an VERY IMPORTANT ONE TOO!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you.

So, what the heck was going on?

It seems as if Chad was enlisted to play a role in the Knox City Halloween haunted house. He was in a faux electric chair, screaming for more than three hours. Hence, the hell hurt.

"Daggum," Chad said, pondering what 3.5 hours in an active electric chair would've felt like, "that woulda been something."