The Alto Yellow Jackets had been quietly going about their business through the first three games of the season. But that was then.
Player of the Week
Jaylon Lane had to learn the safety position on the fly Friday, but he lived up to permanently high expectations in Nacogdoches' 38-35 win against Lufkin to kick off District 16-5A play.
With seven tackles, a pass breakup and two major impact plays on the way to a narrow victory, Lane is the latest ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Defensive Player of the Week.
Hunter Redmond isn't a name that has saturated all of East Texas, but the senior linebacker is nearing the midway point of the regular season with some of the best stats in all of East Texas.
Redmond led the Vandals with 21 tackles in Friday's 52-8 win against Brownsboro. Two of his tackles were for losses. One was a sack.
Tyler Lee has been playing football since 1958, but the performance of Red Raiders junior quarterback Zach Hall in last week's 62-49 victory over Garland Sachse will go down as one of the best in program history.
Longview's win over Monroe (La.) Neville in Shreveport was a tale of two halves.
The Lobos' offense cruised in the first frame on the way to a 19-0 lead, but it picked up just three first downs and failed to score in the second half
The Tyler Bishop Gorman Crusaders are 3-0 under third-year coach Coby Gipson, and junior quarterback Michael Goodwin is a big reason for the early-season success.
Canton senior quarterback Chandler Eiland's season could not have gotten off to a much better start. Two games, two wins. And two outstanding individual performances.
Alba-Golden played a complete game against Hawkins on the way to a 37-13 win Friday and a 2-0 start.
It could have been a different game without cornerback Cody Melton, the ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Defensive Player of the Week, however.
Grant Hanks, come on down.
Bullard Brook Hill's senior quarterback threw for 441 yards and six touchdown passes to guide the Guard past Edgewood in its season opener Friday and has been named the ETSN
Defense led the way in John Tyler's 30-12 season-opening win over Plano last Friday night, and one man in particular got the ball rolling.