Class 5A Division II Region II
Bi-district Playoff

Lufkin Panthers (5-5)

vs.

Humble Atascocita Eagles (9-1)

2 p.m. Saturday

Morehead Stadium, Conroe

 

Coaches
  • Lufkin: Todd Quick
  • Atascocita: Craig Stump

 

Last week

 

Next week
  • Winner faces Lake Travis (8-1) or Round Rock Westwood (4-6) in a 5A Division II Region II area playoff.

 

Playmakers

Lufkin

  • QB Trey Cumbie, Jr., 6-1, 187
  • RB Steven Sowell, Jr.
  • WR KeKe Coutee, Jr., 5-10, 160 (committed to Texas)
  • WR Terry Mark, Jr., 6-0, 180
  • DT D.J. Williams, Sr., 6-4, 293
  • CB Jamarion Houston, Sr.
  • S Michael Farley, Sr., 6-0, 180
  • OT Erik McCoy, Jr., 6-4, 287

 

Atascocita

  • QB Greg Campbell, Sr. (150 of 239, 2,060 yards, 24 TDs, 8 INTs; 142 carries, 940 yards, 11 TDs)
  • RB Jemarcus Jones, Sr. (114 carries, 711 yards, 6 TDs)
  • WR Taylor Stump, Sr. (47 catches, 804 yards, 12 TDs)
  • WR Trey Hamilton, Jr. (24 catches, 295 yards, 1 TD)
  • S Jay Edwards, Sr. (3 INTs)
  • CB Dominique Harrison, Jr. (2 INTs)

 

Just the facts
  • Lufkin averages 33.9 points per game and allows 28.3.
  • Atascocita averages 34.8 points per game and allows 23.3.
  • Lufkin has won four consecutive games after a 1-5 start.
  • During their four-game winning streak, the Panthers have outscored their opponents 149-57.
  • All four wins came by at least 12 points. Lufkin's average victory margin in those games is 23.0 points per game.
  • Atascocita has won six consecutive games after a 41-7 Sept. 27 loss at Spring Westfield, the only team that has beaten the Eagles. Westfield is 10-0.
  • Atascocita's average victory margin is 12.8 points per game during the Eagles' six-game winning streak.
  • Three of the wins came by 11 points or fewer, including 31-29 at Klein Oak (Oct. 10) and 31-28 at Klein Collins (Nov. 7).
  • Lufkin and Atascocita have no common opponents from the regular season.
  • Lufkin's 10 regular-season foes had a cumulative record of 60-39, including a 42-17 record for the first six teams on the Panthers' schedule that caused their 1-5 start.
  • Atascocita's 10 regular-season opponents went a combined 47-53.
  • Lufkin junior receiver KeKe Coutee is committed to Texas, but also has offers from Oklahoma and Texas Tech.
  • Lufkin senior defensive tackle D.J. Williams holds five offers: Houston, Miami, Missouri, North Texas, and Oklahoma.
  • Lufkin junior receiver Terry Mark and junior offensive tackle Erik McCoy each have an offer from Houston.
  • Atascocita senior quarterback Greg Campbell, who is being recruited as a receiver/athlete, has offers from Colorado State, ULM, Utah, and UTSA, per Rivals.com.

 

Lufkin WR Jamal Jeffery. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Did you know? Lufkin senior receiver Jamal Jeffery, who is committed to Texas A&M, is out for the remainder of the season with a fracture in his back, according to the Lufkin Daily News. Jeffery has missed the Panthers' last five games after suffering the injury during practice leading up to their 31-13 loss at The Woodlands on Oct. 12. ... Lufkin has won at least seven games each of the last 16 years dating to 7-3 campaign in 1997. ... Lufkin's 17-year streak of finishing better than .500 is in jeopardy. The Panthers' last sub-.500 season was a 4-6-1 finish in 1995. ... Lufkin is in the postseason for the 16th consecutive season.