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Lufkin’s Dhailon Phillips Commits to Texas State

Lufkin Dhailon Phillips high steps into the endzone.
Lufkin receiver Dhailon Phillips (5) high-steps into the end zone for a touchdown during the Panthers' 69-54 loss to Bossier City Parkway on Sept. 10 in Shreveport, La.

Lufkin receiver Dhailon Phillips became the 21st player in East Texas' 2017 recruiting class to commit to a Division I FBS program.

Phillips (6-3, 195) announced via Twitter that he has committed to Texas State on Sunday afternoon

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

John Tyler Foils Two-Point Attempt + Survives Lufkin, 50-49

John Tyler Javontavius Mosley, makes a game winning break-up.
John Tyler cornerback Javontavius Mosley (14) pulls in an interception in the end zone on Lufkin's potential go-ahead two-point conversion attempt in the fourth quarter of their Class 6A Division II bi-district playoff Friday night in Tyler.

TYLER -- One glance at the final stats, and it was apparent not much defense was played in Friday night's Class 6A Division II bi-district playoff between Lufkin and John Tyler.

But the biggest play of the night came on that side of the ball, and it saved John Tyler's season...

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Lufkin + John Tyler Clash in All-East Texas First-Round Playoff

John Tyler Damion Miller catches a 56 yard bomb.
Damion Miller hauls in a 56-yard pass from quarterback Bryson Smith during the Lions' win over Rockwall-Heath on Oct. 14.

CLASS 6A DIVISION II
Region II Bi-District Playoff
Lufkin Panthers (7-3)
vs.
John Tyler Lions (9-1)
7:30 p.m. Friday
CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium, Tyler
 
Coaches

  • Lufkin: Todd Quick
  • John Tyler: Ricklan Holmes

 
Last week

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ETSN.fm 6A/5A Poll: John Tyler Finishes at the Top

John Tyler head coach Ricklan Holmes celebrates with cornerback Javonta Mosley after a fumble recovery during their game Oct. 14.
John Tyler head coach Ricklan Holmes celebrates with cornerback Javonta Mosley after a fumble recovery during their game Oct. 14.

ETSN.fm East Texas Class 6A/5A Poll
 
No. 1 John Tyler (9-1) — def. Tyler Lee, 49-28

  • Last week’s rank: Same
  • This week: vs. Lufkin

No. 2 Longview (8-2) — def. Mesquite, 62-7

  • Last week’s rank: Same
  • This week: vs. Bea
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Lufkin Closes Out Regular Season With 40-21 Win Over Montgomery

Lufkin Khalil Brown takes a hand off from Kordell Rogers.
Lufkin's Khalil Brown (12) takes a handoff from Kordell Rodgers during the Panthers' 42-28 win at Nacogdoches on Sept. 2.

MONTGOMERY -- With their playoff spot locked firmly in place, the Lufkin Panthers showed they were anything but satisfied.

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ETSN.fm 6A Poll: Top 10 Broke Even Last Week

John Tyler Bryson Smith, picks up a big first down in the second half.
John Tyler quarterback Bryson Smith (1) runs for a first down during the Lions' 38-24 win at Longview on Oct. 21.

ETSN.fm East Texas Class 6A/5A Poll
 
No. 1 John Tyler (8-1) — def. Mesquite Horn, 69-22

  • Last week’s rank: Same
  • This week: vs. Tyler Lee

No. 2 Longview (7-2) — def. Rockwell-Heath, 35-21

  • Last week’s rank: Same
  • This week: vs. Mes
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Kordell Rodgers + Lufkin Lock Up a Playoff Spot With 34-21 Win Over Conroe

Lufkin Kordell Rodgers rolls out for a pass.
Lufkin quarterback Kordell Rodgers (3) rolls out for a pass during the Panthers' 69-54 loss to Bossier City Parkway on Sept. 10 in Shreveport, La.

LUFKIN -- With their playoff hopes on the line against Conroe Oak Ridge a week ago, Lufkin put together a dominating performance to stay alive. Needing one more win to wrap up a playoff spot, the Panthers didn't wait nearly as long this time.

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ETSN.fm 6A Poll: Top Six Spots Remain Unchanged

John Tyler coach Ricklan Holmes (left) congratulates Damion Miller (8) following his 7-yard touchdown reception during the Lions' 38-24 win at Longview on Friday night.
John Tyler coach Ricklan Holmes (left) congratulates Damion Miller (8) following his 7-yard touchdown reception during the Lions' 38-24 win at Longview on Friday night.

ETSN.fm East Texas Class 6A/5A Poll
 
No. 1 John Tyler (7-1) — def. Longview, 38-24

  • Last week’s rank: Same
  • This week: vs. Mesquite Horn

No. 2 Longview (6-2) — lost to John Tyler, 38-24

  • Last week’s rank: Same
  • This week: at Rockwall-Heath

No. 3 L...

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Lufkin’s Defense Comes Up Big in Crucial 31-21 District Victory Over Conroe Oak Ridge

Lufkin Kordell Rodgers rolls out for a pass.
Lufkin quarterback Kordell Rodgers (3) rolls out for a pass during the Panthers' 69-54 loss to Bossier City Parkway on Sept. 10 in Shreveport, La.

SHENANDOAH - It took nearly two months for an opponent to solve the Lufkin Panthers' high-octane offense. Thanks to a rejuvenated and hard-hitting defense, it didn't matter.

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Lufkin Looks to Snap Two-Game District Streak vs. Oak Ridge

Lufkin Kahlil Brown breaks free for a big touchdown run up the middle.
Lufkin running back Kahlil Brown breaks free for a touchdown run during the Panthers' 69-54 loss to Bossier City Parkway on Sept. 12 in Shreveport, La.

DISTRICT 12-6A
Lufkin Panthers (4-3, 1-2)
vs.
Conroe Oak Ridge War Eagles (4-4, 2-2)
7:30 p.m. Friday
Woodforest Bank Stadium, Shenendoah
 
Coaches

  • Lufkin: Todd Quick
  • Oak Ridge: Dereck Rush

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

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