Lone Star Gridiron

(Week 0 2011): Lufkin Panthers @ Tyler John Tyler Lions

 

Texas high school football

Lufkin at Tyler John Tyler

 

Tyler John Tyler leads the all-time series 34-27-3 including 1-1 in the playoffs.

Last 3 Games:
2008 Lufkin 13, Tyler John Tyler 12
2009 Tyler John Tyler 27, Lufkin 18
2010 Lufkin 17, Tyler John Tyler 14

Mike Says: Nothing like starting the season with a great East Texas Rivalry game. This game features a top 10 team in 5A (Lufkin) vs. a top top 15 team in 4A (Tyler). By looking at that that you would think the 5A team would win with no problem. The problem is that this is Tyler vs. Lufkin. Their enrollments are not far apart with Lufkin being one of the smallest 5A teams and Tyler being one of the biggest 4A. Lufkin's enrollment is 2201 while Tyler is at 2046. Tyler is at home but the PANTHERS win 27-24!!

Chris Says: You can forget the 5A vs 4A thing right now.  In this battle of the Piney Woods, school enrollment is not a factor.  What IS a factor is that there is a history of this matchup being a great game.   Expect both teams to battle to the very last second and expect the fans to see a classic Texas high school football rivalry.  I would love to cop out and call this one a PICKEM, but that's not how I roll.  Lufkin will take the win in front of the hostile crowd 24-20!!

 

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