Nacogdoches' come-from-behind win over Whitehouse last Friday night not only clinched a second consecutive playoff appearance. It also vaulted the Dragons into the top five of this week's ETSN.fm East Texas Class 6A/5A poll.

The Dragons (7-2) are up three spots to No. 5 after rallying from 19 points down in the second half for a 46-36 win. Subsequently, Whitehouse (5-4), which saw its playoff streak of eight years come to an end, fell three spots to No. 8.

The top four all remained the same.

Sulphur Springs (5-4) fell three positions to ninth after a 49-6 loss to Longview, Texas High (6-3) is up one spot to No. 6 following its 28-13 defeat of Greenville, and Hallsville (6-3) moved up a couple spots to No. 7 after the Bobcats' 56-14 rout of Pine Tree.

ETSN.fm East Texas Class 6A/5A Poll

 

No. 1 John Tyler (7-2) -- def. Jacksonville, 62-7

  • Last week's rank: Same
  • This week: vs. Nacogdoches

 

No. 2 Longview (7-2) -- def. Sulphur Springs, 49-6

  • Last week's rank: Same
  • This week: vs. Hallsville

 

No. 3 Lufkin (5-4) -- def. Corsicana, 48-0

  • Last week's rank: Same
  • This week: vs. Jacksonville

 

No. 4 Tyler Lee (4-5) -- lost to Rockwall, 61-54

  • Last week's rank: Same
  • This week: at Garland Naaman Forest

 

No. 5 Nacogdoches (7-2) -- def. Whitehouse, 46-36

  • Last week's rank: No. 8
  • This week: at John Tyler

 

No. 6 Texas High (6-3) -- def. Greenville, 28-13

  • Last week's rank: No. 7
  • This week: vs. Mount Pleasant

 

No. 7 Hallsville (6-3) -- def. Pine Tree, 56-14

  • Last week's rank: No. 9
  • This week: at Longview

 

No. 8 Whitehouse (5-4) -- lost to Nacogdoches, 46-36

  • Last week's rank: No. 5
  • This week: vs. Lindale

 

No. 9 Sulphur Springs (5-4) -- lost to Longview, 49-6

  • Last week's rank: No. 6
  • This week: at Marshall

 

No. 10 Marshall (5-4) -- def. Mount Pleasant, 56-6

  • Last week's rank: Same
  • This week: vs. Sulphur Springs