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FLORENCE — The Florence football team found a cure for poor defense Friday night by holding Blanco scoreless in the second half for a 21-12 win.

Emily Gray tossed a four-hitter and socked a two-run homer to lift the Florence softball team to a 4-0 win over Boling on Friday in the opener of their best-of-three Class 3A area-round playoff series in Giddings.

FLORENCE — The Florence Buffaloes were trying to make history Friday night by winning the school’s first district title in football since 1958, but the Lexington Eagles showed why they came into the game with one of the best offenses in the state.