Longview's tough season-opening loss coupled with Lufkin's impressive performance resulted in the Panthers jumping to No. 1 in ETSN.fm's East Texas Week 1 5A/4A poll.

Lufkin scored 45 unanswered points in a 52-28 home victory against John Tyler to claim the top spot after occupying the No. 2 spot in the preseason poll. Longview, which led 24-12 in the fourth quarter, fell 32-24 to Coppell and slipped from first to second.

Lufkin visits Longview on Sept. 20.

Whitehouse held its No. 3 spot with a 58-28 road rout of Hallsville. John Tyler kept its No. 4 preseason ranking.

Tyler Lee moved up two spots to No. 5 following a 55-20 road blowout of Sulphur Springs, which fell from fifth to ninth. Mount Pleasant beat Paris 40-17 to keep the No. 6 spot, while idle Texas High got a one-spot jump to No. 7.

Despite a 42-28 home loss to Carthage, Jacksonville jumped a place to eighth. Pine Tree replaced Hallsville at the No. 10 spot following the Pirates' 42-38 shootout win against Van to open PT's new Pirate Stadium.

ETSN.fm East Texas Week 1 Class 5A/4A Poll

1. Lufkin (1-0) -- def. John Tyler, 52-28
  • Preseason rank: No. 2
  • This week: at Tyler Lee

 

2. Longview (0-1) -- lost to Coppell, 32-24
  • Preseason rank: No. 1
  • This week: at Marshall

 

3. Whitehouse (1-0) -- def. Hallsville, 58-28
  • Preseason rank: Same
  • This week: vs. Chapel Hill (7:30 p.m. Thursday, Tyler's TMF Rose Stadium)

 

4. John Tyler (0-1) -- lost to Lufkin, 52-28
  • Preseason rank: Same
  • This week: vs. Lancaster (7:30 p.m. Saturday)

 

5. Tyler Lee (1-0) -- def. Sulphur Springs, 55-20
  • Preseason rank: No. 7
  • This week: vs. Lufkin

 

6. Mount Pleasant (1-0) -- def. Paris, 40-17
  • Preseason rank: Same
  • This week: vs. Liberty-Eylau

 

7. Texas High (0-0) -- idle
  • Preseason rank: No. 8
  • This week: at Arkansas High

 

8. Jacksonville (0-1) -- lost to Carthage, 42-28
  • Preseason rank: No. 9
  • This week: at Palestine

 

9. Sulphur Springs (0-1) -- lost to Tyler Lee, 55-20
  • Preseason rank: No. 5
  • This week: at Sherman

 

10. Pine Tree (1-0) -- def. Van, 42-38
  • Preseason rank: Unranked
  • This week: at Center

 

Newcomers: No. 10 Pine Tree
Dropped out: Hallsville (No. 10).