The Lufkin Panthers had high expectations entering last season. With one of the most dangerous receiving corps in the entire state and a defense full of proven playmakers coming off a trip to the regional semifinals, Lufkin appeared primed for big-time success in 2013.
What better way to begin the season than having longtime East Texas rivals Longview and Lufkin open against one another?
LONGVIEW -- Tyler Lee got on the winning side of things in a big way Thursday at Longview's Lobo Tournament with wins against Marshall, Gladewater and Nacogdoches.
The Lady Raiders are now 3-1 on the season
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.
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
When longtime East Texas heavyweights Lufkin and John Tyler meet on the gridiron this season, it will mark the first time since 2003 they'll do in district, when they both were members of the state's highest classification.
There is no shortage of talent in East Texas, which should make for one fantastic high school football season. For purposes of this piece, you could say there is actually a surplus of talent in the region.
Here’s a look at Lufkin's time at its ETSN.fm Photo Day shoot.
The Panthers sent Bronson Massi, De'Andre Hooper, Dee Houston, Eric Smallwood, Erik McCoy, KeKe Coutee, Larrell Weatherred, Steven Sowell, Terry Mark and Trey Cumbie to be the faces of their program for their work ethic on and off the field
TYLER -- Whitehouse and Tyler Lee will visit College Station next month for the Division I state 7-on-7 tournament after perfect days at the state qualifying tournament at Tyler's Lindsey Park.
Seven of the larger East Texas high schools will compete in a 7-on-7 state qualifier tournament at Tyler's Lindsey Park on Saturday.