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The top three teams 26-2A won their bi-district basketball games Monday night. District champ Snook breezed to a 49-9 victory over Holland at Cameron High School, 26-2A runner-up Normangee downed Milano 66-34 in Caldwell, and 26-2A third-place finisher Somerville defeated Hearne 74-52 at The…

MEXIA — Lexington tried to rally from a 17-point third-quarter deficit but couldn’t catch Gunter, losing 30-27 in the Class 3A Division II area football playoffs.

MCGREGOR — Lexington quarterback Jordan Kerr rushed for 158 yards and threw for another 160 to lead the Eagles to a 57-12 victory over Palmer in the Class 3A Division II bi-district playoffs Thursday.

HAMILTON — Lexington used a big second quarter to pull away from Hamilton in a 45-7 victory Friday in District 8-3A Division II play.

LEXINGTON — Kyle Spencer and Jordan Kerr scored first-half touchdowns to give Lexington the lead, and the Eagles held on to beat Rogers 41-20 on Friday in District 8-3A Division II play.

Offensive player of the week: College Station quarterback Brandon Williams completed 10 of 19 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns and added 12 carries for 43 yards and two more scores to help the Cougars rally from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit on the road to beat Magnolia 41-38 in…

CLIFTON — Lexington’s Sheldon Springer threw a pair of first-half touchdown passes to Jordan Kerr to build a lead, but Clifton took over with its ground game and held on to beat the Eagles 27-19 in District 8-3A Division II play Friday.

Offensive player of the week: Allen Academy junior quarterback Brandon Boyd completed 17 of 23 passes for 186 yards and five touchdowns in the Rams 72-37 win over in-town rival St. Joseph. He added two TD runs and added six tackles and one TFL on defense.

LEXINGTON — JaKobe Cooper, Sheldon Springer and Jordan Kerr fueled a big night for Lexington’s offense as the Eagles flew past Florence 65-7 to open District 8-3A Division II play Friday.

Offensive player of the week: Hearne sophomore quarterback Micah Smith completed 10 of 15 passes for 292 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 61 yards and two scores on four carries while leading the Eagles to their first victory of the season, 54-6 over Thrall. Smith added two intercept…

LEXINGTON – Lexington scored the game’s last four touchdowns for a 35-21 nondistrict victory over the Shiner Comanches in a battle of state-ranked teams Friday night.

Offensive player of the week: Franklin senior running back/receiver Jared Pedraza had only six carries in the Lions’ 61-0 rout of Coldspring, but he made them count, rushing for 119 yards and four touchdowns, including a 31-yarder. He also added a two-point conversion run.

CALDWELL — Sheldon Springer threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns, and Ja’Kobe Cooper ran for 185 yards and two more scores to pace Lexington’s 42-27 nondistrict win over Caldwell.

Here is The Associated Press high school poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, points based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, and the team’s ranking in last week’s poll:

Offensive player of the week: The Madisonville Mustangs ran wild in their first victory of the season — 49-7 over Caldwell. They were led by junior quarterback Tyrese Brown, who rushed for 158 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries.

Offensive player of the week: Lexington senior running back Ja’Kobe Cooper rushed for 307 yards and four touchdowns on 26 carries (11.8 ypc) as the Eagles ran away in the fourth quarter for a 49-28 win over Troy.

TROY — The sixth-ranked Lexington Eagles scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter for a 48-28 victory over the Troy Trojans on Friday night in nondistrict high school football.

When the Anderson-Shiro football team came into the locker room with the lead at halftime of its eventual 13-6 road win over Rosebud-Lott in Friday’s season opener, second-year Owls head coach Brad Hodges could sense a different energy than last season.

Offensive player of the week: A&M Consolidated senior running back Steven Ray rushed 10 times for 128 yards and caught four passes for 139 yards with three total touchdowns to help the Tigers to a 48-7 road victory against Killeen Ellison.

LEXINGTON — The Lexington Eagles scored five straight touchdowns to erase an early deficit and roll to a 54-20 victory over the Burton Panthers in a high school football season opener involving state semifinalists from last season.

Eagle writers Maria McIlwain and Jeff Perkins host a summer edition of the podcast to recap the Texas 7-on-7 Championships, which featured an all-CSISD final between A&M Consolidated and College Station. The pair discusses the performances of all the Brazos Valley teams in the tournament…