Class 3A, 2A & 1A teams across the Heart of Texas seek final playoff berths & jockey for postseason positioning in regular season finals
Although most of the playoff berths have already been locked up across the Heart of Texas region, there will still be a few spots up for grab and plenty of maneuvering for favorable postseason seeding as Class 3A, 2A & 1A teams wrap up the 2020 Texas high school football regular season under the Friday night lights.
In Class 3A, Division I, the defending state champion and second-ranked Grandview Zebras (5-0 in district, 9-0 overall) will try to put the finishing touches on a perfect regular season when they host third place Dallas Madison(4-1), while the West Trojans (4-1, 7-2) hope to secure second place when they visit the playoff-bound Maypearl Panthers (3-2, 7-2).
In District 11-3A, DI, the Lorena Leopards (4-1, 6-2) will travel to Rockdale (4-1, 6-3) to face the Tigers in a district championship showdown, while the McGregor Bulldogs (3-2, 5-4) hope to secure a playoff spot when they visit Caldwell (0-5, 2-7).
The Comanche Indians (2-2, 7-2) can wrap up a postseason berth in District 5-3A, DII with a victory at Merkel (1-3, 3-5), while the Clifton Cubs (2-3, 3-6) will be looking for their seventh consecutive trip to the playoffs in a District 13-3A, DII do-or-die at Lexington (2-3, 5-3).
In Class 2A, DI, the seventh-ranked Crawford Pirates (5-0, 9-0) look to wrap up a perfect regular season against the Valley Mills Eagles (1-4, 3-6) in the District 7-2A, DI finale.
Despite already eliminated from the playoff race, the upstart Meridian Yellowjackets (1-3, 3-5) hope to conclude their turnaround season with a victory over District 8-2A, DII runner-up Cross Plains (3-1, 7-2), while in District 10-2A, DII, the Hubbard Jaguars (2-1, 5-2) will battle Bremond for second place behind three-time defending state champion and top-ranked Mart Panthers (5-0, 9-0).
Due to numerous Covid-19 precautions put into play this season, plenty remains up for grabs in Class 1A six-man football across the Heart of Texas.
In the showcase game of the week, the defending state champion Blum Bobcats (3-0, 5-3) will visit Avalon (2-1, 4-4) in a battle for the District 11-1A, DI crown, while the Covington Eagles (2-1, 4-4) hope a victory at Milford will be enough to secure a playoff berth.
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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