With the 2013 high school football season about to start, we've consolidated just about all of our preview material into this post.
2013 Football Preview
If the 2013 ETSN.fm Preseason East Texas Football Super Team team is any indication, this fall will be incredible.
Longview and Mesquite Horn are the early front-runners for the 2013 District 12-5A championship.
Outsiders might look at the 2013 Longview Lobos with skepticism considering only four starters return on each side of the ball.
If this year's clash between District 16-4A rivals John Tyler and Whitehouse is anything like last season's classic, it would be hard to argue with its preseason billing as game of the year in East Texas.
The Woodlands' impressive ground attack fueled a 49-21 win at Lufkin last season. There's no doubt the Panthers will have that in mind come Oct. 12.
High-powered passing attack? Check. Veteran 4-3 defense? Check. High expectations for the 2013 season? Check.
The general feeling was that the Gilmer Buckeyes were a year ahead of schedule in 2012. Gilmer began the year with several new faces on the offensive side of the ball, but ended up playing for its fourth state title since 2004.
The 2012 District 16-3A championship game down to the final minute of the regular-season finale in a showdown at Gilmer's Buckeye Stadium.
Never before have preseason expectations been so high for Whitehouse. The Wildcats are ranked No. 6 in Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine, which also predicts Whitehouse to reach the 4A Division II state title game.