LUFKIN -- The John Tyler Lady Lions remained perfect in District 16-5A play with a 25-17, 25-23, 14-25, 25-13 win over Lufkin on Tuesday night.
Despite suffering their first losses of the season over the weekend, John Tyler and Lufkin did not drop too far in this week's Associated Press Class 5A poll.
Last week's No. 1 and 2 teams each lost over the weekend, but in the end, it wasn't enough to drop either of them from the top two spots in this week's ETSN.fm East Texas Class 6A/5A poll.
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Saturday afternoon's clash between Louisiana state power River Ridge John Curtis and Lufkin at the Battle on the Border High School Football Showcase certainly lived up to hype.
No. 2 Lufkin Panthers (2-0)
River Ridge (La.) John Curtis Patriots (1-0)
2 p.m. Saturday
Independence Stadium, Shreveport
- Lufkin: Todd Quick
- John Curtis: J.T. Curtis
- Lufkin: def. Tyler
The top spots in the latest Associated Press Class 5A poll belong to East Texas. John Tyler is the No. 1 team in 5A, followed by District 16-5A mate Lufkin at No. 2.
There were no changes in the top three spots of the ETSN.fm East Texas Class 6A/5A Poll, as Lufkin, John Tyler and Longview all did enough to remain ahead of the pack.
LUFKIN -- KeKe Coutee returned an 80-yard punt with 3:21 to go in the first half of a 43-19 Lufkin win against Tyler Lee.
The Red Raiders' special teams gaffe allowed the Panthers to open up a 26-19 lead after Lee climbed back from a worst-case scenario start, but it also gave Darrell Piske's team a two-for-one opportunity. With plenty of time and a timeout remaining in the half for a drive, Lee also was set receive the second half kick.
Tyler Lee Red Raiders (0-1)
No. 5 Lufkin (1-0)
7:30 p.m. Friday
Abe Martin Stadium, Lufkin
- Tyler Lee: Darrell Piske
- Lufkin: Todd Quick
- Tyler Lee: lost to Keller Fossil Ridge, 48-26
- Lufkin: defeated Longview, 44-14
Lufkin offensive tackle Erik McCoy picked up his seventh college football option Wednesday during a call from Las Cruces, N.M.
The 6-4, 297-pound bookend announced New Mexico State is the latest school in on the chase for him via his Twitter account