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With Heart of Texas Class 3A, 2A & 1A district races heating up under the Friday night lights, The Sports Buzz Game of the Week features surprising Cranfills Gap hosting Morgan in District 12-1A, DII showdown

As we head into Week 8 of the 2021 Texas high school football season, the district races for Class 3A, 2A and 1A squads across the Heart of Texas begin to take shape and heat up with some crucial matchups this week.

Under the Friday night lights, THE SPORTS BUZZ Game of the Week will turn its focus on the all-Bosque County District 12-1A, Division II six-man football battle as the youthful and surprising Cranfills Gap Lions (1-0 in district, 4-3 overall) host the 2020 district champion Morgan Eagles (0-4) at 7 p.m. Friday. Injuries have plagued Morgan throughout the non-district schedule, but the Eagles should be at full strength to take on the frontrunning Lions. The Sports Buzz On The Air will be on location in Cranfills Gap shooting video highlights and interviewing the winning coach to be posted Saturday.

In other Heart of Texas six-man action, the Class 1A, DI’s third-ranked Jonesboro Eagles (7-0) will open District 15-1A, DI play with a road trip to face the challenging Evant Elks (4-3).

In Class 2A action, DI’s fourth-ranked Crawford Pirates (2-0, 6-0) visits the Rio Vista Eagles (1-2, 3-3) in a District 7-2A, DI matchup, while the Valley Mills Eagles (1-2, 3-4) visit the Bosqueville Bulldogs (2-0, 4-2), and the Hamilton Bulldogs (2-1, 5-2) host the Tolar Rattlers (1-1, 4-2). Class 2A, DII’s top-ranked Mart Panthers (1-0, 6-0) will visit the Bremond Tigers (1-0, 2-4) in the District 10-2A, DII action.

But when it comes to Class 3A action, DI’s seventh-ranked West Trojans (3-0, 7-0) hosts the undefeated Whitney Wildcats (2-0, 3-3) in the first showdown of the District 11-3A, DI top dogs, while the eighth-ranked Grandview Zebras (3-0, 6-1) travel to Dallas to take on the A+ Academy Knights (0-2, 1-5), while the 10th-ranked Lorena Leopards (2-0, 4-2) visit the McGregor Bulldogs (0-3, 2-4) in District 11-3A, DI action.

In Division II, the Clifton Cubs (0-3, 0-7) will try to keep their slim postseason hosts alive when they host the Buffalo Bison (1-1, 2-4) in a District 13-3A, DII matchup on homecoming night at Cub Stadium.

Once again this season, THE SPORTS BUZZ will provide award-winning coverage of the 2021 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 Thursday to find the complete schedule for teams from the Heart of Texas region. Then follow THE SPORTS BUZZ for up-to-the-minute final scores as they become available throughout the weekend.

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