Contact Us Final Regular Season 5A/4A Poll: No Movement Entering the Playoffs

Whitehouse quarterback Patrick Mahomes walks into the end zone for a 10-yard touchdown run during Friday’s 45-38 John Tyler comeback win at Rose Stadium. (Christopher Vinn,

The final regular-season 5A/4A Top 10 of the season is out, and it looks just like it did a week ago.

No. 1 John Tyler (9-1) enters the Class 4A Division I Region II playoffs after a thrilling 45-38 victory against Whitehouse (9-1), which held the No. 3 spot despite the loss. Sandwiched between them is No. 2 Longview (7-3), which rolls into the Class 5A Division II Region II playoffs having won three in a row, including a 40-7 blowout of Rockwall.

No. 4 Lufkin (7-3) earned a share of the District 14-5A title with a 55-14 rout of Conroe, and No. 5 Sulphur Springs (8-2) clinched an undefeated District 14-4A championship with a 62-34 victory against Marshall. Sixth-ranked Mount Pleasant (7-3) finished second in 14-4A after a 55-24 win against Pine Tree.

Hallsville, third in 14-4A, rounds out the poll once again at No. 7 thanks to a 19-7 triumph over Texas High. Final Regular Season 5A/4A Top 10

1. John Tyler (9-1, 5-0) — def. Whitehouse, 45-38
Last week’s rank: Same
This week: vs. Waxahachie (7:30 p.m. Friday, Homer B. Johnson Stadium, Garland)

2. Longview (7-3, 4-2) — def. Rockwall, 40-7
Last week’s rank: Same
This week: vs. Rowlett (4 p.m. Saturday, Kincaide Stadium, Dallas)

3. Whitehouse (9-1, 4-1) — lost to John Tyler, 45-38
Last week’s rank: Same
This week: vs. Ennis (7:30 p.m. Friday, Mesquite Memorial Stadium)

4. Lufkin (7-3, 5-1) — def. Conroe, 55-14
Last week’s rank: Same
This week: vs. Spring Dekaney (7 p.m. Friday, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville)

5. Sulphur Springs (8-2, 5-0) — def. Marshall, 62-34
Last week’s rank: Same
This week: vs. Wylie East (7:30 p.m. Friday, Poe Stadium, McKinney)

6. Mount Pleasant (8-2, 4-1) — def. Pine Tree, 55-24
Last week’s rank: Same
This week: vs. Wylie (7:30 p.m. Friday, Royse City ISD Stadium)

7. Hallsville (6-3, 2-2) — def. Texas High, 19-7
Last week’s rank: Same
This week: vs. Lucas Lovejoy (7:30 p.m. Friday, City Bank Stadium, Forney)

Newcomers: None
Dropped out: None

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