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Battle of district unbeatens square off in Week 8 Game of the Week

No. 6 China Spring travels to face No. 10 Salado in a Top 10 showdown

SALADO, Texas — A year after China Spring finished 4-8 overall, the expectations for 2020 were extremely high after graduating just 11 seniors. This season, the Cougars have jumped out to a 6-0 record with a No. 6 ranking in the latest Dave Campbell Texas Football Class 4A, Division II poll.

After last week's 31-point win over Gatesville, China Spring will now hit the road for a huge test this Friday night against No. 10 Salado at Eagle Stadium for our 6 News Game of the Week. Salado is coming off a hard-fought 20-15 road win at Connally on Friday.

The Cougars enter this match up 2-0 in district play after defeating Jarrell (52-20) and Gatesville (58-27) while the Eagles are also 2-0 with wins over Gatesville (63-3) and Connally (20-15).

Weekend Sports Anchor Kurtis Quillin will be live from Eagle Stadium at 6 p.m. Friday with Salado Head Coach Alan Haire and with the winning team during Friday Night Lights.

In this week's "Flex" Game of the Week, a 3A Division I match up will feature Lorena playing host to McGregor. Lorena is coming off a tough 49-41 loss at Troy two weeks ago while McGregor won a 58-57 thriller against Troy last Friday.

Sports Reporter Niki Lattarulo will be live from Leopard Field with McGregor Head Coach Mike Shields at 6 p.m. Friday. She will also be with the winning team afterward during an all-new Friday Night Lights.

Friday Night Lights, led by Sports Director Nick Canizales, begins during the 6 News newscast at 10 p.m. and continues after the show on Facebook Live, Twitter, Youtube, KCENTV.com and the 6 News app.

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