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Several teams in the Heart of Texas move into district play as action under the Friday night lights becomes prime time

With four weeks of the 2020 Texas high school football season in the books for smaller classification schools, a sampling of teams from across the Heart of Texas region move into district competition, while others look to fine tune as they wrap up non-district games.

In Class 3A, Division I, defending state champion and second-ranked Grandview returns to action to open District 7-3A, DI competition with a showdown of unbeaten teams as the Zebras (3-0) host the surprising Maypearl Panthers (4-0).

District 13-3A, DII features several intriguing openers due to the league consisting of mostly new teams unknown to each other as Clifton (1-3) hosts Riesel (2-2), Rogers (1-3) visits Buffalo (4-0), and Lexington (3-0) plays at Franklin (1-2).

In Class 2A, DI, the seventh-ranked Crawford Pirates (4-0) draw the open date for the District 7-2A, DI openers as the surprising Rio Vista Eagles (4-0) host Bosqueville (2-2) in the marquee game of the week, while top dogs Hearne (2-0) and Holland (3-1) open District 12-2A, DI with an early showdown.

Although district play has not arrived yet for six-man football,  some interesting matchups fill a full slate of Class 1A games as defending state champion and 12th-ranked Blum (2-1) hosts sixth-ranked May (3-1), Penelope (4-0) travels to Evant (1-0), and Abbott (4-0) visits Iredell (1-1).

Once again this season, THE SPORTS BUZZ provides 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.

Be sure to check in with THE SPORTS BUZZ every week to find the complete schedule for teams from the Heart of Texas region. And be sure to tune late Friday for our as-soon-as-they-become-final updated scoreboard.

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