The Gilmer Buckeyes needed a touchdown pass in the final seconds to knock off Tatum last Friday, and hold onto to the No. 1 spot in this week's ETSN.fm East Texas Class 4A poll.

Gilmer (3-0), which held a 20-point halftime lead, needed a clutch fourth-quarter drive to remain unbeaten on the young season. Tatum (1-1), despite the loss, moved up two spots to No. 3 in this week's rankings.

Kilgore (1-2) picked up its first win of the season -- 40-7 over Pine Tree -- and moved up a spot to No. 2, while Gladewater (2-1) fell two positions after its first loss of the year -- a 42-21 loss to St. Thomas More out of Lafayette, La., last Friday night.

Atlanta (3-0) and Van (3-0) each moved up one spot, while Carthage (1-2) dropped three spots to No. 7 after a 34-14 home loss to Nacogdoches.

ETSN.fm East Texas Class 4A Poll

 

No. 1 Gilmer (3-0) -- def. Tatum, 41-35

  • Last week's rank: Same
  • This week: at Daingerfield

 

No. 2 Kilgore (1-2) -- def. Pine Tree, 40-7

  • Last week's rank: No. 3
  • This week: at Texas High

 

No. 3 Tatum (1-1) -- lost to Gilmer, 41-35

  • Last week's rank: No. 5
  • This week: at Liberty-Eylau

 

No. 4 Gladewater (2-1) -- lost to Lafayette (La.) St. Thomas More, 42-21

  • Last week's rank: No. 2
  • This week: vs. Carthage

 

No. 5 Atlanta (3-0) -- def. Daingerfield, 51-7

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

 

No. 6 Van (3-0) -- def. Lindale, 52-20

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

 

No. 7 Carthage (1-2) -- lost to Nacogdoches, 34-14

  • Last week's rank: No. 4
  • This week: at Gladewater

 

No. 8 Chapel Hill (1-2) -- def. Paris, 51-41

  • Last week's rank: Same
  • This week: vs. Port Neches-Groves (at Lufkin)

 

No. 9 Henderson (2-1) -- def. Rusk, 50-21

  • Last week's rank: Same
  • This week: at Newton

 

No. 10 Canton (3-0) -- def. Crandall, 28-12

  • Last week's rank: Same
  • This week: at Spring Hill