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Under the Friday night lights: Heart of Texas Class 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A & 1A teams move into Round 4 of the 2022 Texas high school football playoffs with The Sports Buzz in Early for the six-man game of the week

As the 2022 Texas high school football season heads into the fourth round of the playoffs, there will be a full slate of Class 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A State Quarterfinal matchups while Class 1A six-man football teams square off in State Semifinal pairings under the Friday night lights across the Heart of Texas.

In a clash of two undefeated, state-ranked six-man football teams, THE SPORTS BUZZ Game of the Week features Class 1A, Division I’s top-ranked Abbott Panthers (13-0) will face the seventh-ranked Mertzon Irion County Hornets (12-0) in the State Semifinals at 6 p.m. Saturday in Early’s Longhorn Stadium.

Once again this season, THE SPORTS BUZZ continues to provide award-winning coverage of the 2022 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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