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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.

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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

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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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

WHITE OAK 3, WHITEHOUSE 2: WHITEHOUSE - Emma Hill handed out 47 assists and filled the stat sheet with 18 digs, two aces and seven service points as the White Oak Ladynecks notched a 25-23, 18-25, 25-20, 21-25, 15-9 win over Whitehouse. Read more

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With one scrimmage in the books and the season-opener looming a week away, the Spring Hill Panthers and first-year head coach Brandon Joslin will hold their final tune-up on Thursday when the Rusk Eagles visit Panther Stadium for a scrimmage. Read more

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Players from Rusk, Whitehouse, Bullard, Canton and Athens captured the superlatives on this year's All-East Texas Baseball Team. Check out the full list — from the Players of the Year to honorable mentions — right here. Read more

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Editor’s Note: During the next 30 days, we will be spotlighting teams ranked in the preseason #bEASTTexas Fabulous 15 for the 2022 season. The series continues today with the No. 15 team in the Class 6A/5A/4A poll: the Rusk Eagles. Read more

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Several Lone Star State baseball standouts, including some East Texans, are hopeful of hearing their name called as the Major League Baseball Draft gets underway in Los Angeles. Read more

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Rusk’s JD Thompson is among the players who will represent East Texas in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star games Saturday and Sunday at Dell Diamond in Round Rock. Read more

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Thursday was one of the most anticipated days on the Texas high school sports calendar, as the University Interscholastic League hosted its biennial Realignment Day. Read more