The Albany Lions hosted the Cross Plains Buffaloes as Cross Plains looked to beat Albany for the first time since 1934.
The Cross Plains Buffaloes made the trip to Hamlin tonight to try and hand the Pied Pipers their first district loss.
The Ira Bulldogs eliminated the Cross Plains Buffaloes from the playoffs Friday night.
A total of 17 boys and girls basketball teams in the Big Country are now ranked in the top 25 for their respective classes.
A total of nine Big Country girls basketball teams remain in the rankings this week, but for the first time this season the Merkel Lady Badgers are not at the top of Class 2A.
The Wylie Lady Bulldogs jumped slightly in this weeks coaches poll. At the same time the Stamford Bulldogs made their debut in the Class A Div. I poll.
The Jim Ned Lady Indians made the biggest jump this week out of the 16 teams in the Big Country currently ranked in the top 25 of the coaches' poll.
A total of 17 teams in the Big Country are ranked in the top 25 in the state according to the coaches. Seven of them are boys teams, and the girls make up ten teams ranked among the best in the state.
A great season by Cross Plains came to an end Friday night with a Bi-District loss to Muenster.
The Albany Lions took down Cross Plains Friday night in an offensive explosion that resulted in a 77-23 final score.
The Hamlin Pied Pipers get the job done. They win 39-0 over Cross Plains.
The word Coach Purvis uses to describe this Buffalo team is resilient. If you ask the players about their recent success this year, they'll tell you its been a long time coming. For an outsider, their 3-0 record in district may be a surprise, but to this Buffaloes team, its just the end result to a lot of hard work.
At the center of the football revival in Cross Plains is senior Blake Hutchins who scored all of Cross Plains' points in a 27-12 district win at Roscoe last week.
Cross Plains win 27-12 over the Roscoe Plowboys
The Cross Plains Buffaloes playing the Texas Leadership Charter Academy in San Angelo to start the year.
FNL: Cross Plains vs. Albany
Cross Plains 0 7)Albany 53
Rotan vs. Cross Plains