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Going into Week 4 of the 2023 Texas high school football season, Heart of Texas teams hold firm to their place among the state’s elite in new Top 10 rankings

Things settled down a bit in Week 3 of the 2023 Texas high school football season after a wild second weekend. As a result, the Heart of Texas elite teams maintained their place among the state’s Top 10 teams in Class 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A.

The defending state champion China Spring Cougars (2-1) solidified its spot at No. 3 in the Class 4A, Division I state rankings with a resounding 69-27 victory over Mexia, while the Stephenville Yellowjackets (2-1) held at No. 6 after escaping with a 56-55 win over Decatur. In Class 4A, DII, the Waco Connally Cadets (2-0) stayed at No. 7 by knocking off the previously Class 3A, DI state-ranked Cameron Yoe, 59-38.

In Class 3A, DI, the previously state-ranked Grandview Zebras (2-1) were not able to break back into the Top 10 following a crushing 70-0 victory over Dallas Life Oak Cliff. But in Class 3A, DII, the Comanche Indians (3-0) moved up a two more spots to No. 7 by blanking Early, 57-0.

Class 2A, DI includes the third-ranked Tolar Rattlers (2-1) dropped back two spots after losing to Dallas Christian, 37-6, but the Crawford Pirates (2-1) held on at No. 9 with a bounced back 56-21 win over Rio Vista; and the perennial powerhouse Mart Panthers (3-0) held on to second in Class 2A, DII with a convincing 49-7 victory over Italy.

In six-man football, the Abbott Panthers (3-0) stayed at No. 2 while the Jonesboro Eagles (2-1) climbed back up two spots in Class 1A, DI with a 76-4 victory over Austin St. Stephens, and the Oglesby Tigers (3-0) remained the second-ranked team in Class 1A, DII with a dominating 56-8 win over the Covington Owls.

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football has published the state’s most respected Texas high school football rankings for decades, and became the official rankings provider for the Associated Press starting in 2019. The rankings are compiled by the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football staff, and weekly rankings are revealed live on “Texas Football Today” every Monday at 12:15 p.m. at

Check out the complete state rankings going into Week 4 in all classifications on the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football website: Dave Campbell’s Texas Football – Texas High School Football State Rankings

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