District 16-5A, arguably one of the toughest leagues in the state regardless of classification, opened last week to a couple of interesting results.
The Alto Yellow Jackets had been quietly going about their business through the first three games of the season. But that was then.
East Texas had two teams make their season debuts in this week's Associated Press top 10 polls following impressive Week 5 performances.
Jaylon Lane had to learn the safety position on the fly Friday, but he lived up to permanently high expectations in Nacogdoches' 38-35 win against Lufkin to kick off District 16-5A play.
With seven tackles, a pass breakup and two major impact plays on the way to a narrow victory, Lane is the latest ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Defensive Player of the Week.
There were a couple of big movers in this week's ETSN.fm East Texas Class 6A/5A poll after an interesting opening week of District 15- and 16-5A.
Both Atlanta and Van improved to 5-0 on the season last Friday night, and each team moved up two spots in this week's ETSN.fm East Texas Class 4A poll.
Corrigan-Camden and Waskom hung onto the top two spots in this week's ETSN.fm East Texas Class 3A poll, but there was plenty of movement throughout the top 10.
Following an eye-opening rout of state-ranked Tenaha, the Alto Yellow Jackets are the new No. 1 in this week's ETSN.fm East Texas Class 2A/Private Schools poll.
LONGVIEW -- Carthage dominated time of possession, out gained Gilmer by 92 yards, put up 16 more first downs and got whopped 58-21 in the two teams' non-district finale Saturday at Longview's Lobo Stadium
HENDERSON -- The Henderson Lions cruised to a 49-7 win over Daingerfield in both teams' non-district finale Friday night at Lion Stadium.