When ESPN scheduled the Longview at John Tyler football game for a nationwide broadcast, the Disney-owned company was hoping for a dream matchup of ranked teams.

After two weeks of the high school football season, the Lobos are still ranked but the Lions dropped out of the top 10.

Still, the ESPN2 broadcast will bring the eyes of the nation to #bEASTEXAS football. Kickoff for the first game of the 16th Annual Christus Trinity Mother Frances Football Classic is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday on Earl Campbell Field.

The second week of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine and’s high school rankings have Longview remaining at No. 4 in Class 6A with a 2-0 record. The Lobos blanked Marshall 53-0 last week in Longview.

Duncanville (2-0) remained No. 1, following the Panthers’ 56-3 victory over Dallas South Oak Cliff. Katy (2-0, 56-14 win over Humble Atascocita) and Allen (2-0, 38-24 win over Dickinson) are just ahead of the Lobos.

Atascocita dropped out of the Top 10 after its loss to Katy. The Eagles (1-1) are now No. 16. Converse Judson moved to the 10th spot with a 52-14 victory San Antonio Wagner.

Klein Collins (2-0) was the only team to enter the 6A Top 25 after its 17-7 win over League City Clear Springs. Previously No. 16 Lewsville Hebron dropped out the poll after its 33-14 loss to No. 13 Arlington Martin.

In Class 5A Division I, Dallas Highland Park (2-0) is still No. 1 after the Scots’ 52-25 win over Mesquite Horn. Denton Ryan (2-0), a 24-0 winner over Keller Fossil Ridge, is second.

JT was the only team to drop out the top 10. Lancaster (1-1), which defeated West Mesquite, 64-20, moved into the poll at No. 9.

Aledo (1-1), a 63-0 winner over Linces UVM Toluca of Mexico, remained No. 1 in Class 5A Division II.

Three teams entered the poll — No. 8 Port Lavaca Calhoun, No. 9 Burleson and No. 10 Boerne Champion. Dropping out were previously No. 7 Marshall; No. 8 Frisco Reedy and No. 10 Dallas SOC.

Argyle, which plays host to Chapel Hill on Friday, moved up to No. 1 after its 49-35 win over previous No. 1 Waco La Vega, which dropped to No. 3. Carthage, a 49-0 winner of Liberty-Eylau, stayed at No. 2.

Columbia (No. 9) and Dumas (No. 10) moved into the poll. No. 5 Midlothian Heritage and No. 8 Henderson fell out of the Top 10.

Texarkana Pleasant Grove stayed No. 1 in 4A Division II after its 40-7 win over Henderson. Jasper is still No. 2. Gilmer, after the Buckeyes 41-21 win over Van, moved up a spot to No. 5.

No. 4 Cuero and No. 7 Silsbee fell from the poll and were replaced by No. 9 Midland Greenwood and No. 10 Robinson.

The Zebras and Tigers are still the top two in 3A Division I. Grandview continues at No. 1 with the Zebras’ 45-17 victory over Hillsboro and the Tigers of Malakoff, which set a school record with 76 points in a win over Emory Rains, is No. 2.

No. 4 Atlanta, with its 35-28 win over previous No. 4 Gladewater, moved up one spot. The Bears fell to No. 7.

Franklin dropped from poll, replaced by No. 10 Bushland.

All 10 teams stayed in the 3A Division II poll, but only Newton (No. 1), Canadian (No. 2) and Daingerfield (No. 6) stayed in the same slots.

The Class 2A Division I poll remained the same, headed by No. 1 Refugio. San Augustine, which was idle, is No. 5 with Garrison (38-32 win over Crockett) and Tenaha (47-0 win over Lovelady) at No. 8 and 9, respectively.

Hamlin jumped from No. 3 to No. 1 after the Pied Pipers defeated Wheeler 44-15. Previous No. 1 Mart, a 20-3 loser to Holland, dropped to No. 5. Grapeland jumped to No. 2 from fifth place. The Sandies won over Cayuga, 38-14. No. 4 Stratford, which lost to Stinnett West Texas 32-27, fell from the Top 10. The Elks were replaced by No. 10 Bremond.

In Class 1A Division I (six-man), Milford moved up to No. 1 despite previously top team White Deer still winning. Milford won over Abbott 60-14 with White Deer edging Paducah 28-20. The Bucks are now No. 2.

No. 7 Gorman and No. 10 Blum dropped from the poll and were replaced by No. 9 Ira and No. 10 Paducah.

The same teams stayed in Class 1A Division II of six man, but some changed places. Jayton, a 70-39 winner over Aspermont, stayed at No. 1. Oakwood (2-0) is No. 4 after its 53-8 win over Aquilla.

In 11-man private schools, Cedar Hill Trinity Christian fell from No. 1 after its 33-27 overtime loss to now No. 2 Dallas Parish Episcopla. Dallas Bishop Dunne, a 16-13 winner over Dallas Skyline, is No. 1.

Previously No. 4 Plano Prestonwood dropped out and was replaced by No. 5 Fort Worth Nolan Catholic, a 74-26 winner over Waxahachie Life.

The six-man private school top five stayed the same with Baytown Christian at No. 1.


Sports Editor

I am a native Tylerite and I grew up reading the Tyler Morning Telegraph and The Tyler Courier-Times. My parents took both the morning and afternoon papers. I came to work here 35 years ago at the age of 23, right after college.

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