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Class 2A, DII’s three-time defending state champion Mart begins quest for another title, while DII’s 7th-ranked Crawford hopes to rebound from Covid cancellation

THE SPORTS BUZZ Gridiron Matchups presents the Class 2A Bi-District football playoff matchups from across the Heart of Texas region.

In Class 2A, Division I postseason action, the seventh-ranked Crawford Pirates (9-1) hope to shake off sitting out their regular season finale due to Covid-19 precautions when they take on Kerens (4-6) at 7 p.m. Friday at Whitney’s Wildcat Stadium.

The District 7-2A, DII runner-up Bosqueville Bulldogs (6-3) draw a favorable Bi-District matchup against Marlin (4-4) at 7 p.m. Thursday at Waco ISD Stadium, the third-place Tolar Rattlers take on Dawson ay 7 p.m. Thursday at Alvarado’s Head Stadium, while the Rio Vista Eagles (7-3) face District 8-2A, DI champion Italy (9-1) at 7 p.m. at Lacy Lakeview’s Peoples Stadium.

In Class 2A, DII playoff matchups, the three-time defending state champion Mart Panthers (9-0) leap into the postseason undefeated and poised to take on Cumby (2-4) at 7 p.m. Thursday at Malakoff’s Tiger Stadium, while District 10-2A, DII’s third place Hubbard Jaguars (6-3) will face Simms Bowie (6-4) at 2 p.m. Saturday at Princeton’s Hendrix Stadium.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Hico Tigers (3-7) will hit the road to face fourth-ranked perennial powerhouse Windthorst (9-1) in a Bi-District matchup at 7 p.m. Friday at Windthorst’s Trojan Field. Hico advanced to the postseason after suffering through a winless season in 2019.

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 in with THE SPORTS BUZZ every Friday night for the complete scoreboard from games across the Heart of Texas region.

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