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As defending state champion Grandview continues to dominate, Class 3A, DI Whitney surprises Class 4A, DII Robinson

Coming off a dramatic overtime victory over fourth-ranked Malakoff, the defending Class 3A, Division I state champion and second-ranked Grandview Zebras stampeded to solid 21-7 victory over Class 4A, DII Salado last Friday night to remain undefeated.

But the Heart of Texas featured a number of exciting and surprising Texas high school football games across the region.


WHITNEY — In a surprising and completely convincing outcome, the Class 3A, DI Whitney Wildcats grounded the Class 4A, DII Robinson Rockets, 41-0, in front of an enthusiastic home crowd last Friday night. Celebrating homecoming night, Whitney (1-1) turned things around after a season-opening road loss to Quinlan Ford.

Wildcat junior quarterback Garrett Peacock threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for two more to lead Whitney, and junior receiver Kyler Cryns caught three passes for 99 yards and two scores.


WEST — Rebounding from a season-opening loss with a dominating performance, Trent Janek rushed for three touchdowns as the West Trojans overwhelmed Fort Worth Western Hills, 59-7, last Friday night.

West (1-1) quickly built a 31-0 cushion before Western Hills finally scored its lone touchdown late in the second quarter. But the Trojans were far from done as a punishing defense capitalized on turnovers to put more points on the board.


LORENA — Capitalizing on three turnovers and a dominating defensive performance, Class 4A, DII China Spring overpowered Class 3A, DI Lorena, 42-13, on the road last Friday night.

Coming off an impressive season-opening victory over state-ranked Franklin, Lorena (1-1) has not answer for the Cougars, who limited the Leopards to only 247 yards of total offense.

In the meantime, China Spring running back Emmanuel Abdallah rushed for three touchdowns while quarterback Major Bowden ran for two more in the convincing victory.

Within the Heart of Texas region, THE SPORTS BUZZ will be covering nine Class 3A schools spread out across four districts in two divisions. Be sure to check back every week for district standings, scores and upcoming matchups for all nine Class 3A teams in the area.

So be sure to check in with THE SPORTS BUZZ every Sunday for the Class 3A Gridiron Grades and Friday Night Flashback from the Heart of Texas region.

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