BRYAN, Texas -- The Madisonville football team beat Lorena 45-35 Friday night in a Class 4A Division 2 area round playoff game at Merrill Green Stadium.
Madisonville got a pair of first quarter touchdown runs from Cornelius Merchant to build a 14-0 lead. Merchant finished the game with 263 yards on 23 carries and scored five touchdowns.
Madisonville will face West Orange Stark in the regional round of the playoffs. That game will be played December 1 at Texan Drive Stadium in New Caney. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00pm.