District remains up for grabs


Madisonville’s thrilling senior night victory on Friday snapped a two-game losing streak in district to put them just a half game behind first-place Lorena with one game remaining.

The top of District 8 could still shape out in a number of different ways by the time we reach the end of the regular season. The Mustangs are technically in fourth place with a record of 3-2. This is the same mark as Connally, but the Cadets have the head-to-head advantage.

Lorena and Robinson are both at the top with records of 3-1, but the Leopards own that head-to-head tiebreaker.

Robinson was able to improve to 3-1 on Friday with a one-possession victory over Mexia, who remained winless despite another close contest. Fairfield evened up their record at 500 with a decisive win over Connally at home.

This week, Fairfield will travel to Robinson while Salado hosts Mexia. Connally will be on bye.

The Mustangs, meanwhile, will get a crack at the first-place Leopards as they travel to Lorena on Friday night. This will be their last matchup of the regular season, as they will be on bye during the last week.

“Lorena is extremely well-coached and talented,” said Madisonville head football coach Rusty Nail. “They have the most balanced offensive attack in the district and a defense that is very multiple and gives you a lot of movement and different looks. We will need to be at our best as always when you battle Lorena.”

The Mustangs and Leopards will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night in Lorena.