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COLLEGE STATION -- The Lufkin Panthers rebounded from a disappointing performance in pool play by going undefeated Saturday to claim the Division I consolation championship at the state 7-on-7 tournament at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.
COLLEGE STATION -- Some teams breeze in and out of Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station. Win or lose, they're just happy to get the experience of the Division I State 7-on-7 Tournament
East Texas will have three representatives in the Division I bracket, which consists of schools with an enrollment that correlates with the UIL’s distinction for Class 5A and above.
The Texas State 7-on-7 Association has published its Division I and Division II tournament pools for the state-wide event next week at College Station's Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.
Eleven East Texas teams will make the trip between July 9 and July 10 after placing within the top two teams at various 7-on-7 state qualifying tournaments around the state.
TYLER -- You don't know real road weariness until you examine the curious cases of extreme West Texas.
El Paso Eastwood's Class 6A Region I playoff road this season could take it as far east as the fringes of Fort Worth. It even met Wolfforth Frenship in Artesia, N.M., for a truly neutral-site playoff game last year.
But the team -- fittingly called the Troopers -- took it a much further step by traveling 727 miles to be a part of the Tyler State Qualifying Tournament in its pursuit to compete for a Division I 7-on-7 state championship.
TYLER -- Tyler Lee earned an all expenses paid trip to the Division I state 7-on-7 tournament next month with a 46-34 win against Longview in Saturday's state qualifier tournament at Tyler's Lindsey Park
What a day for Lufkin senior Bronson Massie.
The defensive end turned in a solid performance Tuesday at Texas Tech's college football satellite camp in Longview and then closed the evening with a new scholarship opportunity from Washington.
LONGVIEW -- Texas Tech's annual college football camp at Longview High School's Lobo Stadium has been one of its most productive since Kliff Kingsbury launched it three years ago in conjunction with five other camps around the state.
Former Chapel Hill safety Joseph Clark earned a scholarship from the Red Raiders following their inaugural East Texas event. Longview offensive tackle Broderick Washington impressed last year and ultimately signed with the school as a defensive lineman.
Did Kingsbury find another player in the 2015 installment of the camp Tuesday? While avoiding discussing recruiting specifics, per NCAA rules, he was optimistic.
Lufkin 2016 defensive end/outside linebacker Bronson "Boom" Massie received an offer from SFA, the Panthers' standout tweeted Wednesday afternoon.