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State 7-on-7 Tournament Pools Released + East Texas Sending 11 Teams to College Station

The 2017 state 7-on-7 tournament is set for June 29-July 1 from Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station.
The 2017 state 7-on-7 tournament is set for June 29-July 1 from Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station.

The Texas State 7-on-7 Association has published its Division I and Division II tournament pools for the statewide event next week at College Station’s Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.

Eleven East Texas teams will make the trip between June 29 and June 30 after placing within the top two teams at various 7-on-7 state qualifying tournaments around the state...

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

Longview's Kendle Johnson winds up for a throw in pool play. Johnson scored twice as a receiver in the Lobos' 33-0 semifinal victory against Marshall.
Longview's Kendle Johnson winds up for a throw in pool play. Johnson scored twice as a receiver in the Lobos' 33-0 semifinal victory against Marshall.

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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Lufkin’s Malik Jackson Commits to Houston

Lufkin Malik Jackson looks up field for extra yardage after catch.
Lufkin's Malik Jackson (2) committed to Houston on Tuesday.

With the summer offseason now in full swing, several area recruits are making their college decisions. Lufkin 2018 receiver Malik Jackson was the latest.

The Panthers' playmaker announced through Twitter on Tuesday that he has committed to the University of Houston...

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

Illinois Becomes First To Offer Lufkin’s Ja’Lynn Polk

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Ja'Lynn Polk is the third East Texas sophomore to pick up an NCAA Division I FBS offer.

Illinois entered the Lufkin receiver's picture Thursday in a move that probably will be perceived favorably by the region. Gladewater native and former Big Sandy star Lovie Smith heads the Fighting Illini program.

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

Tom Herman + Texas Staff Make Their Way to East Texas For Satellite Camp

University of Texas head football coach Tom Herman (left) talks with Arp 2018 safety and recent Texas commit DeMarvion Overshown during the Longhorns' satellite camp at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall on Monday. (Justin Wells, Special to ETSN.fm)
University of Texas head football coach Tom Herman (left) talks with Arp 2018 safety and recent Texas commit DeMarvion Overshown during the Longhorns' satellite camp at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall on Monday. (Justin Wells, Special to ETSN.fm)

MARSHALL — While Texas coach Tom Herman is blazing the recruiting trail, he and his coaches decided to hold one satellite camp in-state for the summer of 2017.

That location was on the campus at East Texas Baptist University, in conjunction with the ETBU, Southern Mississippi, Texas State, Northwestern State, Midwestern State, and Hendrix College coaching staffs at Ornelas Stadium on Monday

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SFA First to Offer Lufkin’s Breylon Garcia

Lufkin 2019 WR/DE Breylon Garcia received his first Division I offer from Stephen F. Austin on Saturday.
Lufkin 2019 WR/DE Breylon Garcia received his first Division I offer from Stephen F. Austin on Saturday.

With the first what of what could be many Division I scholarship offers, Lufkin 2019 WR/DE Breylon Garcia was given an opportunity by Stephen F. Austin on Saturday.

Garcia (6-3, 207) announced the news via Twitter...

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

Lufkin Safety Savon Fields Adds Offer From Abilene Christian

Lufkin safety Savon Fields has a new offer from Abilene Christian. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
Lufkin safety Savon Fields has a new offer from Abilene Christian. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

Jeremiah Davis stole the headline with a commitment to Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday, but there was more college football action playing out at Lufkin's practice facility.

Senior safety Savon Fields picked up his first NCAA Division I scholarship opportunity from Abilene Christian University. He announced the news through his personal Twitter account, and Division II competitor Arkansas-Monticello now has its first opponent in the recruiting battle for the defensive back standout.

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Lufkin’s Jeremiah Davis Commits To Louisiana-Lafayette Immediately After Receiving Offer

Lufkin's Jeremiah Davis picked up an offer and committed to Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday.
Lufkin's Jeremiah Davis picked up an offer and committed to Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday.

It didn't take long for Jeremiah Davis to make his college decision once the right school entered the mix.

The senior Lufkin cornerback and receiver announced Thursday his first NCAA Division I FBS scholarship opportunity from Louisiana-Lafayette via Twitter and pledged to the Ragin' Cajuns in the same 140 characters.

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

Lufkin’s Malik Jackson Offered By Houston

Lufkin's Malik Jackson (2) makes a one-handed catch to set up a touchdown during the Panthers' 42-28 win at Nacogdoches on Sept. 2, 2016.
Lufkin's Malik Jackson (2) makes a one-handed catch to set up a touchdown during the Panthers' 42-28 win at Nacogdoches on Sept. 2, 2016.

Lufkin 2018 receiver Malik Jackson spent part of Memorial Day weekend camping at the University of Houston. It certainly paid off.

Houston became the third Division I FBS school to offer Jackson a scholarship, he reported on Twitter late Sunday night...

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

Lufkin’s Malik Jackson Offered By Texas State

Lufkin Malik Jackson looks up field for extra yardage after catch.
Lufkin's Malik Jackson (2) committed to Houston on Tuesday.

Lufkin 2018 receiver Malik Jackson picked up his third Division I scholarship offer, and second from the FBS ranks on Friday.

Jackson (5-8, 163) announced via Twitter that Texas State has offered...

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

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