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Top 25 Games of 2017: No. 15, John Tyler at Lufkin

Lufkin's Savon Fields (left), Malik Jackson (center) and Isaiah Phillips. (© Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
Lufkin's Savon Fields (left), Malik Jackson (center) and Isaiah Phillips. (© Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

Most regular-season games in the state of Texas are rematches from the previous year, as part of a two-year, home-and-home agreement.

But in the case of John Tyler and Lufkin, each team pulled out of the annual Battle on the Border Showcase in Shreveport, La...

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Five East Texas Teams Ranked in Preseason Associated Press Football Poll

Carthage will begin the year as the No. 1-ranked team in Class 4A by the Associated Press.
Carthage will begin the year as the No. 1-ranked team in Class 4A by the Associated Press.

Associated Press High School Football Poll
Here is The Associated Press preseason high school poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, and points based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.
CLASS 6A

Others receiving votes: 11, Spring Westfield 8...

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2017 ETSN.fm Preseason East Texas Football Super Team

Carthage Keaontay Ingram reaches to break the plane.
Carthage running back Keaontay Ingram dives into the end zone during the Bulldogs' home game against Henderson on Sept. 30, 2016.

The East Texas football landscapes never disappoints. Each summer, the staff at ETSN.fm combs through the thousands of players in the area to pick its annual preseason East Texas Super Team.

It is simultaneously the most fun and hardest job we undertake all year...

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John Tyler Football’s ETSN.fm Photo Days Shoot At A Glance

(© Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
(© Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

Here’s a look at John Tyler's time at its ETSN.fm Photo Days shoot.

The Lions sent 10 players to be the faces of their program for their work ethic on and off the field. The representatives were Tre Allison, Chance Billington, Michael Givens-Washington, DeKalen Goodson, Cam Grant, Greg Guerrero, Tabias Marshall, Ke'Andre Street, Nicholas Thompson, and Devlen Woods

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Longview Topples Marshall For State 7-On-7 Tournament Berth + Jacksonville Clinches For Second Straight year

Longview went 3-0 during Division I pool play Friday at the state 7-on-7 tournament in College Station.
Longview went 3-0 during Division I pool play Friday at the state 7-on-7 tournament in College Station.

TYLER -- A lot of people along Interstate 20 are eager to see how new Mavericks head coach Claude Mathis will shake up the Marshall-Longview rivalry when the two teams meet Sept. 8.

While that's the first official melee between the two schools in Mathis' tenure, the 7-on-7 squads met Saturday at Lindsey Park in Tyler for the right to advance to the Division I State 7-on-7 Tournament later this month. Longview kept its longtime edge with a 33-0 semifinal win in the Tyler State Qualifying Tournament and will make its first state tournament appearance since 2013.

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John Tyler’s Dekalen Goodson Commits to Houston

John Tyler DE/OLB Dekalen Goodson committed to Houston on Sunday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
John Tyler DE/OLB Dekalen Goodson committed to Houston on Sunday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

John Tyler High School and the University of Houston have become great recruiting partners in recent years, and that trend continued on Sunday afternoon.

Lions 2018 defensive end/outside linebacker Dekalen Goodson announced via Twitter that he has committed to Houston...

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Filed Under: Category: Class 6A, Football, News, Recruiting

Jackson State Offers Four John Tyler Players On The Same Day

John Tyler Michael Givens-Washington, breaks away for a 37 yard touchdown run.
John Tyler's Michael Givens-Washington (2) breaks free for a 37-yard touchdown reception during the Lions' 50-49 bi-district playoff win on Nov. 11

A representative from Jackson State visited John Tyler on Thursday and left the campus with four new prospects to recruit. Four.

Running back Cameron Grant, receiver Michael Givens-Washington and receiver KeAndre Street are all on the board thanks to the Tigers program. Left tackle Chance Billington now has a second college choice to go alongside SMU.

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Filed Under: Category: Class 6A, Football, News, Recruiting

Tulane Offers John Tyler Defenders Tre Allison + Dekalen Goodson

John Tyler DE/OLB Dekalen Goodson picked up an offer from Tulane on Tuesday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
John Tyler DE/OLB Dekalen Goodson picked up an offer from Tulane on Tuesday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

John Tyler linebacker Tre Allison and hybrid Dekalen Goodson now have a fifth opportunity to be teammates at the next level thanks to Tuesday morning offers from Tulane.

The Green Wave program's scholarship invitations, which were first announced by the John Tyler coaching staff, mark Allison's seventh opportunity from an NCAA Division I FBS member and Goodson's sixth FBS choice.

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Filed Under: Category: Class 6A, Football, News, Recruiting

Texas State Offers John Tyler Linebacker Tre Allison

Texas State offered John Tyler linebacker and SMU commit Tre Allison on Monday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
Texas State offered John Tyler linebacker and SMU commit Tre Allison on Monday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

Tre Allison has made his commitment known, but that has not stopped a handful of other schools from getting into the mix in recent weeks and months.

Texas State reached out to the junior John Tyler linebacker and SMU verbal pledge Monday. It became the sixth overall NCAA Division I FBS program to actively recruit the defender.

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Filed Under: Category: Class 6A, Football, News, Recruiting

SMU Gives Sophomore John Tyler Lineman Chance Billington First Offer

John Tyler's offensive line paved the way for 529 total yards in the Lions 69-21 win over Dallas Jesuit at Memorial Stadium in Mesquite.
John Tyler's offensive line paved the way for 529 total yards in the Lions 69-21 win over Dallas Jesuit at Memorial Stadium in Mesquite.

Chance Billington is the second current East Texas sophomore to earn an invitation to join an NCAA Division I FBS college program.

SMU began the chase for the John Tyler left tackle Thursday. The John Tyler football Twitter account, overseen by head coach Ricklan Holmes, was first to report the Mustangs' interest.

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Filed Under: Category: Class 6A, Football, News, Recruiting

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