Madisonville turned the ball over four times and dropped their second straight district matchup in Robinson on Friday by a score of 34-21.
After the first of what would prove to be a number of long completions for Robinson quarterback Jordan Rogers put the Rockets in the red zone, he was able to finish off the drive with his legs to take an early lead.
Madisonville’s first promising drive on offense ended abruptly in the second quarter when Uriel Willis lost the ball in Rocket territory. Later in the quarter, Rogers found Isaiah Montgomery in the end zone on fourth down to take a two possession lead. The two would connect again early in the second half to take a commanding 21-0 lead.
Later in the third, Robinson buried Madisonville when Malik Ford intercepted a Tyrese Brown pass deep in Mustang territory and returned it for six. Ford would snag two of Brown’s three interceptions in the game.
The Mustangs did their best to chip away at the Robinson lead and were able to come up with three scores. Their first was a Brown touchdown pass to wide receiver Keyon Johnson, who made a number of plays in Madisonville’s passing game.
“We got more focused,” said Johnson. “We were not focused as a unit in the first half and the results showed. We need to just keep on moving forward as a team.”
Donovan Young and Marcos Lopez would go on to record rushing touchdowns for Madisonville to cut the deficit to 13. This was as close as they would get.
The loss puts the 2-2 Mustangs behind Connally (3-1), Lorena (3-1) and Robinson (2-1) in the district standings. They will now conclude their season with two critical games against Salado and Lorena.
The matchup against Salado will take place at MHS and the Mustangs will celebrate senior night before the game. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday night.