WEEK 9: Key district clash between state-ranked Crawford traveling to Bosqueville lives up to billing as Pirates hold on for 27-20 victory
Facing their toughest challenge of the season, the Class 2A, DI’s seventh-ranked and undefeated Crawford Pirates passed the test with a hard-fought 27-20 victory over the playoff-bound Bosqueville Bulldogs in the Heart of Texas region’s marquee game of the week.
In other Class 2A, DI action last week, the Tolar Rattlers knocked off the Rio Vista Eagles, 24-14, to move into a second place tie with Bosqueville, setting up this week’s showdown for the runner-up spot in District 7-2A, DI, while the Bruceville-Eddy Eagles notched their first district win, 49-19, over the Moody Bearcats to stay in the postseason chase in District 12-2A, DI.
Thanks to on-again, off-again Covid-19 precautions in District 10-2A, DII, the scheduling became chaotic in an attempt to make-up postponed games.
With two games on tap for the Class 2A, DII’s top-ranked and three-time defending state champion Mart Panthers coming out of an open date, the Panthers dismantled Wortham, 63-0, in an unusual Monday night football game.
Also coming off an open date, the playoff-contending Hubbard Jaguars will also play two games this week, beginning with a hard-fought 26-15 victory over Frost Monday night.
After being forced to postpone their home game against District 8-2A, DII co-leading Cross Plains due to a positive case on the team, young upstart Meridian Yellowjackets suffered a surprising 17-0 road loss to the Hico Tigers last Thursday night to put their District 8-2A, DII postseason chances in jeopardy.
As THE SPORTS BUZZ Game Of The Week, be sure to watch the video highlights of the Meridian at Hico game here: https://upload.facebook.com/watch/?v=382835346251927.
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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