District play begins

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Lorena and Salado joined Madisonville with 1-0 starts to district play on Friday while Mexia, Connally and Fairfield all dropped their openers. Robinson was on a bye and will resume their season this week.

The Mustangs will try and hand the Eagles their second straight district loss on Friday when the two meet up in Fairfield for a crucial showdown. After a perfect 4-0 start in non-district play, Fairfield dropped Friday’s road contest to Lorena by a score of 41-13.

“(Fairfield) has a very explosive offense and a physical defense,” said Madisonville head coach Rusty Nail on his team’s next opponent. “We will have to bring our A-game if we want to play with these guys.”

Against a highly-touted Leopards squad in Lorena on Friday, Fairfield had a difficult time keeping up as the game progressed. Running backs Kameron Ransom was just shy of 100 yards on 19 carries while Jar-Mychael Hudson surpassed the century mark on 14 carries. Each player found the end zone in the contest.

Elsewhere in district, Salado hosted Connally and came away with a tight 40-35 victory. Much like the Mustangs, Salado took a significant lead into halftime but allowed their opponent to get back in the game in the second half. The Cadets posted 21 points in the third quarter alone to give Salado a finish.

This week, the Cadets will get a chance to rebound on their own home turf as they host Lorena. Salado will give Robinson their first district matchup of the season after the bye. The game will take place in Robinson. Like Madisonville’s game in Fairfield, both contests will kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

After the loss in Madisonville, the Media Black Cats will enjoy their bye this week and look for their first district win of the season against Fairfield on Oct. 12.

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