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24 to watch in 2013: Highland Park vs. Aledo in Zero Week at Eagle Stadium
Aledo vs. Highland Park
When: 7 p.m., Aug. 31
Where: Eagle Stadium, Allen
2012 result: Aledo 31, Highland Park 12
Notable: Aledo handed Highland Park its first season-opening loss since 2004 last year. Highland Park returns much of its defensive strength, including LB Tanner Houghton (48 tackles), CB Robert Mencke (35 tackles, 3 INT) and SS Boomer Backick (56 tackles, 1 INT). Quarterback Brooks Burgin is the favorite to replace Jet Tuma under center.
Score prediction: Highland Park 24, Aledo 21
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