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.
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