The Class 2A match up between Ballinger and Wall is another good matchup in Week 3. Both teams are picked to go to the playoffs this season. Wall won the game between the Hawks and Bearcats in 2010. Wall used 2 touchdowns in the 4th quarter to pull away for a 35 to 14 victory. Ballinger has 9 starters filled with starters from a playoff team that went 5 and 1 in district play in 2010. Wall has 10 starters back this year. The Hawks advanced to the Regional finals and finished the year with a 12 and 2 record.
A pair of district favorites get together in Class A in week 3. The Albany Lions make the trip west to Hamlin to take on the Pied Pipers. Albany won the game between these 2 last year, 31 to 15 in Albany. The Lions enter the year ranked 9th in Class A Division 1. Coach Denney Faith's team is picked to win District 4 over Stamford with just 9 starters coming back. Hamlin is ranked 10th in the state in Class A Division 2 to start 2011. Head coach Russell Lucas needs a quarterback to step up, but 13 positions are filled with starters.