GRIDIRON MATCHUPS: WEEK 7

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Class 3A, 2A & 1A teams across the Heart of Texas turn full attention to district races with eyes on postseason berths

With just four weeks left in the 2020 Texas high school football regular season for Class 3A, 2A & 1A teams, some district races begin to take shape as six-man football begins league play across the Heart of Texas.

In Class 3A, Division I, the second-ranked Grandview Zebras (2-0 in district, 5-0 overall) will travel to Dallas to face the A+ Academy Knights (0-0, 0-1), who lost their season opener to Dallas Conrad, 46-0, last week.

The marquee Class 3A matchup will feature the McGregor Bulldogs (1-1, 3-3) hosting the Troy Trojans (1-0, 3-2) in District 11-3A, DI, while the Dublin Lions (1-3) will try to knock the Comanche Indians (5-0) from the undefeated ranks in the District 5-3A, DII opener, and the Clifton Cubs (1-1, 2-4) will host the winless Florence Buffaloes (0-1, 0-5) on Homecoming Night at Cub Stadium.

In Class 2A, DI, the seventh-ranked Crawford Pirates (1-0, 5-0) will hit the road to battle for first place in District 7-2A, DI at the Hamilton Bulldogs (2-0, 4-2), while another clash between area teams features the Valley Mills Eagles (0-2, 2-4) at the Rio Vista Eagles (1-1, 5-1).

Hoping to rebound from last week’s heartbreaking 15-13 loss to Thrall, the Bruceville-Eddy Eagles (0-1, 1-3) will hit the road to take on the District 12-2A, DI co-leading and undefeated Hearne Eagles (2-0, 4-0).

In Class 2A, DII, the youthful Meridian Yellowjackets (0-1, 2-3) will try to rebound from last week’s loss to seventh-ranked Albany by visiting the Ranger Bulldogs (0-1, 0-5) in District 8-2A, DII, while the top-ranked Mart Panthers (1-0, 5-0) host a District 10-2A, DII challenger in the Bremond Tigers (1-0, 4-2).

With Class 1A six-man football opening district this week, the 15th-ranked and undefeated Abbott Panthers (6-0) will hit the road to take on the best challenger in District 12-1A, DI in the Penelope Wolverines (4-2), while District 12-1A, DII will feature a classic between two Bosque County rivals as the 22nd-ranked Walnut Springs Hornets (4-2) will visit the defending district champion Cranfills Gap Lions (1-3).

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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