GRIDIRON MATCHUPS: WEEK 1

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Heart of Texas high school football season openers feature key matchups between some of the best in the state rankings

Once again this season, THE SPORTS BUZZ will provide award-winning coverage of the 2020 Texas high school football season, focusing on Class 3A, 2A and 1A schools in the 10-county Heart of Texas region — which includes Bosque, Comanche, Coryell, Erath, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Johnson, McLennan and Somervell counties.

The Heart of Texas area features a number of marquee matchups on the opening night under the Friday night lights, headlined by the defending Class 3A, Division I state champion and second-ranked Grandview Zebras hosting the fourth-ranked Malakoff Tigers, Class 3A, DI’s 13th-ranked Lorena visiting Class 3A, DII’s eighth-ranked Franklin, Class 2A, DI’s 10th-ranked San Saba playing host to Class 2A, DII’s 19th-ranked Eldorado, and Class 1A, DI’s sixth-ranked White Deer will take on Class 1A, DII’s seventh-ranked Strawn.

But the area’s undercard features plenty of interesting matchups to open the season as well with Class 3A, DII’s 21st-ranked Clifton taking on Class 4A, DII Sanger Indians at Aledo’s Bearcat Stadium, the Class 3A, DI West Trojans facing Class 3A, DII’s 12th-ranked Lexington, the Meridian Yellowjackets looking for its first win under head coach Wade Morton on the road against the Kerens Bobcats, and Class 1A postseason hopefuls Cranfills Gap — coming off its first district title since 1982 — hosting the Evant Elks.

Be sure to check in with THE SPORTS BUZZ every Thursday for the complete schedule for teams from the Heart of Texas region.

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