Top 25 Games of 2015

Best For First
There are many reasons why Thursday's season-opening meeting between Liberty-Eylau and Gilmer deserves the No. 1 ranking on's list of the top 25 games of 2015.
For one, it will be the first time Gilmer takes the field with someone other than Jeff Traylor coaching the Buckeyes since …
Main Event
The 2014 meeting certainly lived up the hype, and District 16-5A championship implications could be at stake again this season when defending state champ Ennis travels East to take on reigning state semifinalist John Tyler.
The Oct. 16 clash, which ranks No. 2 on's list of the top 25 games of…
Coming Up Roses
The Rose City Rivalry. The annual showdown between Tyler ISD's only two high schools Tyler and John Tyler has taken place every year since 1958, the year in which Lee opened.
This year installment, set for Sept. 11 at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium, checks in at No. 3 on's list of the to…
Top 25 Games Of 2015: No. 4, Lufkin at Longview
You won't have to wait much longer for this big-time game.
Lufkin at Longview checks in at No. 4 as counts down the top 25 regular season football games of the 2015 season. Kickoff is in six days at Lobo Stadium.
Should we start with the short-term or long-term significance to this one...
Top 25 Games Of 2015: No. 5, Longview At Marshall
Football environments just don't get any better than Longview-Marshall games. The fanfare has always been there, but the on-field delivery has lagged behind in recent years.
We believe the Mavericks are back on the map and, consequently, the rivalry is on pace to return to its elite status. Longview …
Top 25 Games Of 2015: No. 6, Nacogdoches at Whitehouse
District 16-5A was so tough last year that the race was over with one week still to play.
We think it could be that way again this season with the Dragons and Wildcats once again sitting on the bubble as Halloween weekend begins. No disrespect to them, that's just how it is with John Tyler and Ennis …
Top 25 Games Of 2015: No. 8, Nacogdoches At Lufkin
The Lufkin-Nacogdoches games were a formality for generations.
Now, the junior class at Nacogdoches High School is staring an opportunity in the face to not only enjoy a .500 record against their chief rivals but actually have eternal bragging rights over their counterparts at Lufkin...
On The Rise
The Tyler Lee Red Raiders snapped a three-year playoff drought last season, claiming the final postseason berth out of District 11-6A -- three spots behind league champion Rockwall, which finished the regular season a perfect 10-0.
But, Rockwall had to earn its win over Lee, a 61-54 shootout on Hallo…
Top 25 Games Of 2015: No. 10, Van At Athens
Athens and Van's 2014 game definitely met immediate expectations and ultimately held up as the de facto District 8-4A Division I championship game.
Deja vu. Van at Athens is expected to be a monster game and the most important clash within the league.
The Oct. 9 meeting checks in as the No. 10 ga…

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