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2011 5A Lufkin Panthers Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: Lufkin Panthers

District: 14-5A

Head Coach: John Outlaw (16 years) 153-44-1 at Lufkin (#1 in all-time wins at Lufkin); 292-87-3 Overall
#13 on the all-time coaching wins list

Last Years Record: 9-2 overall 5-1 District

2010 Games:
at Tyler John Tyler (12-2) (W 17-14)
vs Tyler Lee (2-9) (W 54-21)
vs Nacogdoches (3-7) (W 72-20)
vs Longview (10-5) (W 28-21)
at *Conroe (1-9) (W 42-14)
vs *Humble Atascocita (3-7) (W 45-10)
at *The Woodlands (10-1) (L 33-49)
vs *Conroe Oak Ridge (6-5) (W 49-28)
at *Humble Kingwood (3-8) (W 56-46)
vs *T.W. College Park (3-7) (W 63-12)

Playoffs: Division I Bi-District
vs Klein (8-4) (L 38-44) Bi-District

Returning Lettermen: 37

Returning Starters: Offense: 6 Defense: 6

Key Players:
* RB Jamarcus Walker 1st Team All-District 860 rushing yards 12 TDs
* OL Connor Groom 1st Team All-District
* DL Tomme Mark TOP 30 DL 1st Team All-District
* LB Tyler Wright 1st Team All-District
* DB Devun Hightower 1st Team All-District
* K JR Luis Garcia 1st Team All-District
* WR Darian Shephard 414 receiving yards 3 TDs
* WR JR JaBryce Taylor

LSG District Ranking: #1 (District 14-5A Champions...ahead of state ranked #22 The Woodlands)

LSG Region Ranking: #2 (Behind state ranked #4 DeSoto)

LSG State Ranking: #7

Notes:
The Panthers are loaded with talent and are ready to make a run at the title after falling 44-38 to Klein in a great bi-district game last year. Lufkin is the highest ranking Division II Region II team. It looks like they will have another East Texas showdown with Longview for the Region title.

History:
* History Page has been updated
* Ranks #35 in LSG's Team Of The Decade Rankings
* 15 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS
* won the district title 5 of the last 7 years (2nd in 2009 & 2010)
* Since moving into the Houston-area district before the 2004 season, Lufkin is 38-3 in district games
* 35-32-4, 4-3 playoffs all time vs. Longview 15-5-1 since 1994 Longview has now lost 9 straight at Lufkin
* 63-21-6 all-time vs. Nacogdoches including 17 in a row
* 34-15-1 all-time vs. Tyler Lee
* 27-34-3 1-1 playoffs all-time vs. Tyler John Tyler
* 36-25-1 2-0 playoffs all-time vs. Marshall
* 5-2 vs. The Woodlands since 1994
* All time record: 634-321-37 65.78% 992 games
* 1979 The Lufkin ISD school board unanimously approved the re-naming of Panther Stadium to Abe Martin Stadium in honor of the former coach who brought a football championship to Lufkin High School in 1943

Championship History: (2) 1-1
1943 San Angelo 26, Lufkin 13
2001 5A Division II - Lufkin 38, Austin Westlake 24

Last 5 year record: 44-13

Last 10 year record: 108-21

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By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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