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With district races heating up in the 2023 Texas high school football season, check out the current district standings, Week 6 scores and the upcoming Week 7 schedule for Class 3A, 2A & 1A teams across the region

Across the Heart of Texas, most of the Class 3A and 2A district races have begun to take shape in 2023 Texas high school football season, while the last few districts get underway this week. And with postseason berths in the balance, every district game played can carry playoff implications.

So with that in mind, check out the current Class 3A, 2A and 1A district standings for teams across the 10-county Heart of Texas region, along with last week’s scores and the upcoming Week 7 schedule.


With Class 3A, Division I district races well underway, the cream has already begun to rise to the top. In District 7-3A, DI, the undefeated Whitney Wildcats (3-0, 5-0) and the Grandview Zebras (3-0, 4-1) have emerged as the frontrunners as expected with the Maypearl Panthers (2-1, 4-1) and West Trojans (2-1, 3-2) in position to challenge.

Re-establishing themselves as the co-favorite for the District 11-3A, DI crown, the Lorena Leopards (2-0, 4-2) knocked the Little River-Academy Bumblebees (1-1, 5-1) from the ranks of the undefeated with a decisive 56-38 victory last Friday night, while the top-ranked Franklin Lions (2-0, 6-0) remained undefeated by handing the Rockdale Tigers (0-1, 1-4) their first district loss of the season.

In Class 3A, DII, district competition begins in both District 5-3A, DII and District 13-3A, DII this week. But none of the pre-season top dogs line up to face each other in the openers.


Although the Class 2A, DI’s third-ranked Tolar Rattlers (1-0, 4-1) solidified their place as the Heart of Texas’s top team with a convincing 38-0 shutout of the Hamilton Bulldogs (0-2, 3-3), the Coleman Blue Cats (2-0, 5-1) and DeLeon Bearcats (2-0, 5-1) share the District 5-2A, DI top spot, while the undefeated Riesel Indians (2-0, 5-0) surprisingly looks like the team to beat in District 8-2A, DI.

But few surprises can be found in Class 2A, DII as the second-ranked Mart Panthers (2-0, 6-0) have eased to an undefeated record in District 10-2A, DII, while the Axtell Longhorns (2-0, 6-0) have emerged as the clear frontrunner in District 7-2A, DII


In Class 1A, DII, the third-ranked Abbott Panthers (6-0) and the eighth-ranked Aquilla Cougars (6-0) will waste no time deciding District 12-1A, DI’s top spot as the state-ranked squad face each other in Abbott for the district opener this Friday. In the meantime, the fifth-ranked Jonesboro Eagles (5-1) open District 14-1A, DI competition on the road at Lometa (3-3), while the Blum Bobcats (3-3) will open District 11-1A, DI play by hosting the Covington Owls (2-4).

In Class 1A, DII action, District 10-1A, DII, District 11-1A, DII and District 12-1A, DII continue preparing for league play with another round of non-district tune-up games, the five-team District 15-1A, DII will open as the Sidney Eagles (4-2) host the winless Mullin Bulldogs (0-6).

Don’t forget to check in with THE SPORTS BUZZ every Monday morning for the Gridiron Grades standings for all high school football teams in the Heart of Texas.

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