District play starts in Class 2A, and 1 of the best matchups is in Bangs. The Dragons, picked 2nd in District 3, Division 1, and Merkel, who is picked to win the district play to open things up. Bangs won last year's game 12 to 8, but that was the only district game the Badgers lost in 2010. The winner could very well end up win the district championship.
Now to District 4-2A in Division 1. Breckenridge travels to Godley get things going in the district. Last year, the Wildcats beat the Buckaroos by 43 points on their way to a perfect regular season. That's the bad news for Breckenridge. The good news is that the Bucks didn't lose another district game. 2011 is the 2nd year of the Steve Freeman era, and you can expect Breckenridge to be improved over their 9-3 record from 2010.