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WEEK 6: Heart of Texas state-ranked teams Crawford & Mart post convincing district wins

Leaving little doubt who the teams to beat will be in both Class 2A divisions residing in the Heart of Texas, Class 2A, DI’s seventh-ranked Crawford Pirates remained undefeated with a convincing 49-17 victory over the Tolar Rattlers at home in their District 7-2A, DI opener, while the Class 2A, DII’s top-ranked and three-time defending state champion Mart Panthers blanked Chilton, 50-0, on the road in District 10-2A, DII action last Friday night.

In other Class 2A, DI action in the region, the Hamilton Bulldogs pounded the Valley Mills Eagles, 53-22, while the Rio Vista Eagles soared past the Itasca Wampus Cats, 69-20, in District 7-2A, DI action. Covid-19 struck again, wiping out the schedule District 8-2A, DI clash featuring the Axtell Longhorns visiting Cayuga. In District 12-2A, DI, the Bruceville-Eddy Eagles suffered a heartbreaking 15-13 district opening loss at home to Thrall. And District 4-2A, DI remained idle before opening league play this week.

In other Class 2A, DII action in the Heart of Texas, the seventh-ranked Albany Lions shut out the young upstart Meridian Yellowjackets, 60-0, while Cross Plains knocked off the Hico Tigers, 33-12, to open District 8-2A, DII competition last Friday night. In District 10-2A, DII play, the Hubbard Jaguars edged Wortham, 22-20, in both team’s league opener.

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.

Within the Heart of Texas region, THE SPORTS BUZZ covers 15 Class 2A schools spread out across six districts in two divisions. Be sure to check back every week for the Friday Flashback and the Class 2A Gridiron Grades featuring district standings, scores and upcoming matchups for all 15 Class 2A teams from the Heart of Texas.


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