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Aledo vs. Lovejoy will be the TXA 21 High School Football Game of the Week

Aledo running back Jase McClellan (9) goes 69 yards for a touchdown against Richland during the first half, December 9, 2017 of the high school football 5A Division II state quarterfinal played at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco.
Aledo running back Jase McClellan (9) goes 69 yards for a touchdown against Richland during the first half, December 9, 2017 of the high school football 5A Division II state quarterfinal played at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco. Special to the Star-Telegram

The TXA 21 High School football game of the week will head to Pennington Field for a Class 5A Division II area round matchup between Lucas Lovejoy (8-2) and Aledo (10-0).

The game will air live 1 p.m. Friday.

Aledo, which reached the state final last season, won its playoff opener for the 23rd straight year.

Lovejoy, which opened in 2007, has been to the football playoffs nine times.

First round: Aledo d. Seagoville 48-13; Lovejoy d. Kaufman 45-29

THE MATCHUP

Aledo | Lovejoy

577 Points For 414

52.5 Points per game 41.4

125 Points Allowed 245

11.3 Points Allowed per game 24.5

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