in Roundups

Crawford, Bosqueville, Tolar advance to Class2A, DI’s Area playoffs, while Class 2A, DII’s three-time defending state champion Mart gets a free pass

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

The seventh-ranked Crawford Pirates (10-1) remained undefeated on the field with a convincing 49-14 Bi-District playoff win over Kerens last Friday night at Whitney’s Wildcat Stadium after taking a forfeit loss by sitting out their regular season finale due to Covid-19 precautions.

District runner-up Bosqueville Bulldogs (7-3) completely overwhelmed Marlin, 72-8, last Thursday night at Waco ISD Stadium, while the third-place Tolar Rattlers (5-6) shocked Dawson, 45-42, last Thursday night at Alvarado’s Head Stadium. Bosqueville moves on to face Cooper (8-1) at 7 p.m. Friday in Rusk’s Eagle Stadium, and Tolar advances to take on fifth-ranked and undefeated Lindsay (10-0) at 7 p.m. Friday at River Oaks’Barnes Memorial Stadium.

The Italy Gladiators denied District 7-2A, DI a clean sweep by outlasting the Rio Vista Eagles, 28-21, at Lacy Lakeview’s Peoples Stadium.

In Class 2A, DII playoff matchups, the three-time defending state champion Mart Panthers (10-0) received a free pass in the Bi-District playoff round when Cumby forfeited due to Covid precautions. Mart advances to Area to face Lovelady (7-4) at 7 p.m. Friday at Caldwell’s Hornet Field.

District 10-2A, DII’s third place Hubbard Jaguars (6-4) saw their season come to an end with a hard-fought 8-6 Bi-District playoff loss to Simms Bowie Saturday afternoon at Princeton’s Hendrix Stadium.

And fourth-ranked Windthorst handily eliminated the Hico Tigers, 56-14, Friday night at Windthorst’s Trojan Field.

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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