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October 16, 2020

GRIDIRON SCOREBOARD: WEEK 8

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Class 3A, 2A & 1A high school football scores from the Heart of Texas

FINAL UPDATE: 12:15 a.m., Saturday, October 16, 2020

Here are all of the FINAL scores from Class 3A, 2A and 1A Texas high school football scores for Thursday and Friday from around the Heart of Texas region.

On location for three games this weekend, THE SPORTS BUZZ provides award-winning coverage of the 2020 Texas high school football season every week, 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 Friday night for the complete scoreboard from games across the Heart of Texas region.

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GRIDIRON MATCHUPS: WEEK 8

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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 Friday nights under the lights left in the 2020 Texas high school football regular season for Class 3A, 2A & 1A teams, the spotlight turns to district races and some traditional rivalries across the Heart of Texas.

In Class 3A, Division I, the undefeated defending state champion and second-ranked Grandview Zebras (3-0 in district, 6-0 overall) may be facing their toughest test on the District 7-3A, DI schedule when they hit the road to take on the West Trojans (2-0, 5-1) Friday at 7:30 p.m.  

Week after week, the tough District 11-3A, DI race features intriguing matchups, and this week will be no exception as the Lorena Leopards (1-1, 3-2) will play host to the McGregor Bulldogs (2-1, 4-3).

The undefeated Comanche Indians (1-0, 6-0) will be challenged in a classic showdown in District 5-3A, DII by the Eastland Mavericks (1-0, 3-3), while the Clifton Cubs (2-1, 3-4) will hit the road in hopes of knocking the Buffalo Bison from the undefeated ranks in District 13-3A, DII.

In Class 2A, DI, the seventh-ranked Crawford Pirates (2-0, 6-0) will find out if the surprise team of District 7-2A, DI is for real when they host the Rio Vista Eagles (2-1, 6-1) Friday night, the Hamilton Bulldogs (2-1, 4-3) hope to stay in the top half of the race after visiting the Tolar Rattlers (1-1, 1-5), and the co-district leading Bosqueville Bulldogs (2-0, 3-2) hit the road to face the Valley Mills Eagles (0-3, 2-5).

In Class 2A, DII, the upstart Meridian Yellowjackets (1-1, 3-3) hit a bump in the road when Covid-19 precautions preempted Friday night’s scheduled clash with District 8-2A, DII co-leading Cross Plains (2-0, 6-1), but the two teams hope to reschedule later in the season. In the meantime, the Hico Tigers (0-2, 1-6) will be looking for their first district victory when hosting the Santo Wildcats (1-1, 4-3).

In District 8-2A, DII, the Bremond Tigers (1-0, 4-2) will host the Hubbard Jaguars (1-0, 4-1) in what could set up a showdown with three-time defending state champion and top-ranked Mart Panthers (1-0, 5-0) for the district title.

As Class 1A six-man football turns its full attention to district competition this week, a number of intriguing matchups will be on tap.

In District 11-1A, DI, the defending state champion Blum Bobcats (0-0, 2-3) will visit the Covington Eagles (1-0, 3-3) in hopes of moving into the district driver’s seat, while District 15-1A, DI opens with a much-anticipated clash between the previously state-ranked Jonesboro Eagles (6-1) and the undefeated Evant Elks (4-0) in Jonesboro Friday night.

In Class 1A, DII, the defending district champion Cranfills Gap Lions (0-1, 1-4) hope to overcome a rash of injuries when they visit the 15th-ranked Morgan Eagles (0-0, 4-2).

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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CLASS 1A FRIDAY FLASHBACK

in Roundups

WEEK 7: With the Jonesboro Eagles falling in their final non-district game, the Heart of Texas no longer has representation in the Class 1A six-man state polls

With only four weeks remaining in the 2020 Texas high school football regular season, all Class 1A six-man teams will be playing district games under the Friday night lights across the Heart of Texas region.

The previously undefeated and state-ranked Jonesboro Eagles (6-1) dropped their final non-district game to Class 1A, Division I’s third-ranked Borden County, 77-31, to get knocked out of the state rankings. With the undefeated Evant Elks (4-0) now leading the way after an 72-52 non-district victory over Gordon, District 15-1A, DI will feature the showdown between the two top dogs this week.

After opening District 12-1A, DI play last week with an impressive 47-0 victory over the Penelope Wolverines (0-1, 4-3), the undefeated Abbott Panthers (1-0, 7-0) will have an open date this week. In District 11-1A, the Covington Eagles (1-0, 3-3) soared to the top of the standings with a hard-fought 45-41 victory over the Avalon Eagles last Friday night.

In Class 1A, DII district action last week, the the youthful Walnut Springs Hornets (1-0, 5-2) stung the Cranfills Gap Lions, 50-18, to dethrone the defending District 12-1A, DII champions last Friday night, while the Gustine Tigers (1-0, 4-3) edged the Three Way Braves, 76-74, to move to the top of District 11-1A, DII with the Strawn Greyhounds (1-0, 5-2), who sprinted past the Bluff Dale Bobcats, 70-6.

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 21 Class 1A-Six-Man schools spread out across eight districts in two divisions. Be sure to check back every week for the Class 1A Friday Flashback and Gridiron Grades featuring district standings, scores and upcoming matchups for all 21 Class 1A teams from the Heart of Texas.

Photos by SIMONE WICHERS-VOSS

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