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Taking a look at statistical leaders in East Texas through five weeks of the high school football season. All stats are provided by coaches. To have your team included, please send your stats to jstallard@news-journal.com by 5 p.m. each Tuesday. Read more

The West Rusk Raiders continue to maintain their state Top 10 ranking after opening district action with a big win Friday night. The weekly Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine and TexasFootball.com rankings were released on Monday after Week 5 of the Texas High School football season. Read more

Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine and TexasFootball.com's high school rankings after Week 5, distributed by The Associated Press. Read more

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The Winnsboro Red Raiders, sporting an offense that is averaging 52.0 points per game, moved into the Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine and TexasFootball.com's high school rankings after Week 4's play. Read more

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Dawson Pendergrass, Mineola: Pendergrass carried 25 times for 311 yards and 3 TD, caught four passes for 66 yards and a TD, completed 2 of 4 passes for 50 yards and a TD, had 3 2-point conversions - including the game-winner in OT - and recorded 5 tackles, three pass breakups and an intercep… Read more

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The halfway point of the 2022 Texas high school football season is quickly approaching, and Gilmer has still hung on to its status as one of the state’s best teams. Read more

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Jordan Allen, Ta’Darion Boone and Billy Smith, Longview: Allen completed 12 of 16 passes for 191 yards and three touchdowns in the Lobos’ 69-0 win over Tyler Legacy. Boone recorded four tackles, a sack, a fumble recovery for a touchdown and a blocked punt, and Smith returned an interception … Read more

Christian Baxter, Luke Wolf, Travis Jackson, Jordan Renaud, Brantley Hooper, Jaylen Dail, Matthew Ross, Makel Sears and Adariyan Scott, Tyler Legacy: Baxter booted field goals of 49 and 46 yards in Legacy’s 29-27, four OT win against Tyler High. The 49-yarder came as time expired in regulati… Read more

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Daedrion Garrett, Brenden Reese, Omarion Watkins and LaQuavean Jackson, Longview. Garrett had 10 tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup in the Lobos’ win over Marshall. Reese finished with 10 tackles and two tackles for loss, Jackson five tackles and 1.5 sacks and Watkins 12 tackles a… Read more

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GILMER – A back-and-forth battle between two old rivals played out here at Jeff Traylor Buckeye Stadium, with Kilgore coming out on the short end of a second-half powder-keg. Read more

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Jace Moseley and Rohan Fluellen picked up right where they left off from a year ago, and for their efforts they earned Player of the Week honors for week one of the high school football season. Read more

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Three East Texas schools — Longview, Carthage and Timpson — are all ranked No. 1 in the Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine and TexasFootball.com's high school rankings after Week 1 of the prep football season. Read more

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Makel Sears, Christian Baxter, Luke Wolf, Jordan Renaud, Brooks Gallagher and Travis Jackson, Tyler Legacy: Sears intercepted two passes and had four tackles in the Red Raiders’ loss to Lufkin. Baxter made a 47-yard field goal to tie the game in the second quarter. Wolf was 11 of 25 for 132 … Read more

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Jordan Allen, Jalen Hale and Taylor Tatum, Longview: Allen completed 15 of 20 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns in the Lobos' win over McKinney Boyd. Hale caught six passes for 123 yards and two scores, and Tatum carried 16 times for 144 yards and three touchdowns. Read more

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Holding onto the ball proved to be a tall task for Chapel Hill during its season opener, with eight turnovers in its 51-27 loss to Gilmer. Read more

Editor’s Note: During the 30 days leading up to the high school football season, we will be spotlighting teams ranked in the preseason #bEASTTexas Fabulous 15 for the 2022 season. The series continues today with the No. 3 team in the Class 6A/5A/4A poll: the Gilmer Buckeyes. Read more

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Pine Tree has progressed throughout the first offseason of Jason Bachman’s tenure as football head coach, and will get another opportunity to prepare for the 2022 season during its lone football scrimmage of the year on Thursday. Read more

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The News-Journal honors East Texas' best from the 2022 softball season. See our choices for top coach, player and newcomer — and see who earned first-team, second-team and honorable mention nods. Read more