With the season nearly two weeks away, several East Texas teams will begin with targets on the their backs. Ten area programs are ranked in the top 10 in the preseason Associated Press high school football polls, which were released Wednesday.
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Lufkin and Nacogdoches need no introduction to each other. It's no secret both schools are looking forward to settling a year's worth of talk on Sept. 26 in the two squads' District 16-5A opener.
One of the most heated rivalries in the region, Lufkin at Nacogdoches is No
If nothing else, District 12-3A Division I should be intriguing in 2014.
A little short on experience, you can never count out head coach Aric Sardinea and Daingerfield's winning tradition.
The Tigers are fresh off a 10-4 record last season with a regional championship game appearance for the third-consecutive year. Seven starters from that team return.
Alto had a pretty good year in football but an even better track season to wrap up the 2013-2014 school year.
The Yellowjackets boys team took home the Class A state championship, and quite a bit of that talent has returned to the gridiron
CARTHAGE -- The Lady Dogs swept John Tyler in the season-opener, 28-26, 25-23, 25-19.
John Tyler (0-1) was led by Kandice Jackson's 20 assists and eight digs. Chenique Baxter had a team-best eight kills and Johnetta Preston was just behind with seven kills.
WHITEHOUSE -- The Whitehouse LadyCats began the new season with consecutive sweeps of New Diana and Troup during Tuesday night's tri-match at Wildcat Arena.
WHITE OAK -- Tyler Lee is the only Class 6A school in about a 100 mile radius, so its volleyball team sometimes has to get creative with its non-district schedule. Rather than work out a deal with a Metroplex high school for the season-opener Tuesday, the Lady Raiders took a short trip to face the prestigious Class 3A White Oak program
The Bulldogs are in for a tough run for the crown of District 11-3A Division II alongside Garrison, Newton and Deweyville.
That being said, Corrigan-Camden looks poised for a big year with 11 players back from a team that reached the Class 2A Division II regional championship game last season.
When Longview makes the trip north to Texarkana's Tiger Stadium to take on Texas High on Oct. 17, it will be a matchup of 2013 district champions. And this year's encounter could ultimately decide which team's streak of league supremacy continues.