Eight of 10 spots remained the same in the ETSN.fm Week 8 5A/4A Top 10.

A week after trading the seventh and eighth spots, Mount Pleasant and Jacksonville did it again this week. Mount Pleasant (5-2, 1-1) moved to No. 7 following a 63-14 blowout of Marshall, while the Tribe (3-4, 1-1) fell from seventh to eighth after a 42-35 overtime loss to Whitehouse.

No. 1 John Tyler (6-1) kept its top ranking with a 35-0 shutout of Lindale. Longview (4-3) remained in the No. 2 spot despite a 25-17 loss at Mesquite Horn, while Whitehouse (7-0) kept the No. 3 spot following the aforementioned close win against Jacksonville.

Lufkin (4-3) hammered Bryan on the road, 47-7, to keep the No. 4 ranking. No. 5 Hallsville improved to 6-1 with a 38-0 rout of rival Pine Tree that saw the Bobcats take a 35-0 halftime lead. Sixth-ranked Sulphur Springs (5-2) topped Texas High 45-25 to set up a huge District 14-4A matchup this Friday at Hallsville.

The final two teams in the poll remained there simply because of the lack of depth in 5A/4A teams in the region. Tyler Lee (1-6) was again No. 9 after a 40-0 loss to Rockwall, and Texas High (2-4) stayed at No. 10 despite the 20-point loss to Sulphur Springs.

ETSN.fm Week 8 5A/4A Top 10

1. John Tyler (6-1, 2-0) — def. Lindale, 35-0
Last week’s rank: Same
This week: vs Jacksonville

2. Longview (4-3, 1-2) — lost to Mesquite Horn, 25-17
Last week’s rank: Same
This week: vs. North Mesquite

3. Whitehouse (7-0, 2-0) — def. Jacksonville, 42-35 (OT)
Last week’s rank: Same
This week: vs. Nacogdoches

4. Lufkin (4-3, 2-1) — def. Bryan, 47-7
Last week’s rank: Same
This week: vs. The Woodlands College Park

5. Hallsville (6-1, 2-0) — def. Pine Tree, 38-0
Last week’s rank: Same
This week: vs. Sulphur Springs

6. Sulphur Springs (5-2, 2-0) — def. Texas High, 45-25
Last week’s rank: Same
This week: at Hallsville

7. Mount Pleasant (5-2, 1-1) — def. Marshall, 63-14
Last week’s rank: No. 8
This week: at Texas High

8. Jacksonville (3-4, 1-1) — lost to Whitehouse, 42-35 (OT)
Last week’s rank: No. 7
This week: at John Tyler

9. Tyler Lee (1-6, 0-3) — lost to Rockwall, 40-0
Last week’s rank: Same
This week: at Mesquite

10. Texas High (2-4, 1-1) — lost to Sulphur Springs, 45-25
Last week’s rank: Same
This week: vs. Mount Pleasant

Newcomers: None
Dropped out: None