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Football: Div I
District 7
Highland Park
Longview
McKinney North
Sherman
John Tyler
West Mesquite
Wylie East

District 8
Cleveland
College Station
Caney Creek
Lufkin
Magnolia
Magnolia West
New Caney
New Caney Porter
Waller

Football: Div II

District 9
Hallsville
Jacksonville
Pine Tree
Marshall
Mount Pleasant
Nacogdoches
Texas High
Whitehouse

Winter/Spring Sports
District 15: 
Hallsville
Longview
Pine Tree
Marshall
Mount Pleasant
Sulphur Springs
Texas High

District 16: 
Huntsville
Jacksonville
Lufkin
Nacogdoches
John Tyler
Whitehouse

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Someone from Whitehouse complaining about class and sportsmanship... That's irony. Sports or not.

Well "those" you spoke with really weren't paying very close attention then. While it wasn't a large score disparity it wasn't really that close of a call especially statistically.  Marshall

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District 9

Going to be a KILLER basketball district.  Sulphur Springs and MP have dominated East Texas on the court of late.  Marshall and Longview are no slouches.... and Texas High isn't an easy win either.   Should be a heck of a race.

Soccer race should be pretty good too.  MP has been one of the most successful 5A programs around.  Sulphur Springs usually isn't too far behind.  Longview is usually strong.  Should be a great three team race.  Pine Tree has history too.  Hallsville, Texas High, Marshall are all behind the 8-ball looks like.

Baseball should be an outstanding race too with Hallsville, Texas High, Marshall, and Sulphur Springs.  Pine Tree is always formidable too.  

The softball race should also be a tight one with Hallsville, Sulphur Springs, Marshall, and Texas High.

Track could be one of the best around with Longview, Marshall, Hallsville, Texas High, and Pine Tree.

Tennis between Texas High and Longview.... Pine Tree and Hallsville not too far behind.

Golf could be entertaining too with Hallsville. Longview, Marshall, Texas High, and Pine Tree.  

Volleyball should be outstanding with Hallsville, MP, Texas High, and SS.

Should be some great races in all non-football sports.

This thread is intended to keep up with all East Texas 5A from September-May.

Good luck to everyone.  Can't wait to see the football talk get started.

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23 hours ago, Mavchamp said:

Random thoughts:

District 9

Going to be a KILLER basketball district.  Sulphur Springs and MP have dominated East Texas on the court of late.  Marshall and Longview are no slouches.... and Texas High isn't an easy win either.   Should be a heck of a race.

Soccer race should be pretty good too.  MP has been one of the most successful 5A programs around.  Sulphur Springs usually isn't too far behind.  Longview is usually strong.  Should be a great three team race.  Pine Tree has history too.  Hallsville, Texas High, Marshall are all behind the 8-ball looks like.

For what it's worth, Longview's boys went 7-1 against both East Texas districts last season.

Soccer, I'm really disappointed our boys and girls didn't get to finish their seasons, They were two of the better teams we've had in recent years, which is saying a lot with how well we've been the last decade or longer.

We'll see how our girls basketball team will respond not having to play Horn and Rockwall. I know we lost to Mount Pleasant for the first time in our history last season. But it was an upset and down season like no other.

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I still love seeing Highland park in a district with East Texas teams . I know it bothers them to know end. Only thing that is worse is losing to those country boys. I personally would love seeing East Texas represented well in 5a. Deep playoff runs are awesome.

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As for East Texas teams, Longview will beat HP.... but JT isn’t at HP level. No disrespect to JT, just the way it is. 

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On 4/24/2020 at 4:00 PM, Mavchamp said:

Spring Sports
District 16: 
Huntsville
Jacksonville
Lufkin
Nacogdoches
John Tyler
Whitehouse

District added Hunstsville and pulled Marshall, PT and Hallsville.

 

Nac graduated most of their B2B District Co-Championship Basketball team.

Volleyball should be Whitehouse's to lose.

Boys and Girls Basketball looks like Huntsville will be pretty good. Jax on the girls side as well!!

Girls Softball looks like Jacksonville will be the favorites.

Boys and Girls Swimming will be Nac as the favorite 

Baseball looks to be between Whitehouse, Jax and Lufkin

 

 

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On 4/26/2020 at 2:08 PM, Matt said:

As for East Texas teams, Longview will beat HP.... but JT isn’t at HP level. No disrespect to JT, just the way it is. 

Your saying it like as if we didn’t go toe to toe with the state champion when we played 🤣🤣. But to each it’s own. 

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2 hours ago, NODAYSOFFTX said:

Your saying it like as if we didn’t go toe to toe with the state champion when we played 🤣🤣. But to each it’s own. 

He's saying it like he's talking about a team that went (3-8) last season.

 

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15 minutes ago, Mavchamp said:

He's saying it like he's talking about a team that went (3-8) last season.

 

Exactly the task seems like an obvious mismatch. Team changes year to year but 3-8 can’t instill a bunch of confidence against a Traditionally Great program .

 When scheduling was made you know only one that was taken notice was Longview. Respect does that . I am pulling for JT to change that perception.

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24 minutes ago, Aledo said:

I think football is better when ETX has LV, JT, and Lufkin all rolling but to he honest I kinda like JT going 3-8 from time to time.  

Agree those three are pretty much the front runners for D1 so it is a must those are successful. In D2 is basically Marshall used to be Texas High years ago that had a pulse in 5a. The rest are decent or not good. Put this way Longview and LP has State Championship expectations. The rest are thrilled with a regional appearance. Marshall is carrying the weight  and when they’re down ,then the District is down. Jacksonville Mount pleasant need to get back to their winning days early 2000s . I am not saying a District of Doom but competitive district changes the perception of lackluster East Texas play.

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4 minutes ago, Aledo said:

LP has championship expectations?? They have had a rough go at it if they are aiming that high. '98-'05 seems to be their prime. Making deep runs year after year. The rest of their playoff history is not great. 48-39-3 overall. 

'06- 2nd round

'07- 1st round

''08- 2nd round

'09-'11- 1st round

'12- 3rd round

'13-'16- 1st round

'17- 4th round

'18- 2nd round

'19- 1st round

Dropping classification tends to heighten the expectations. JT going 3-8 is ridiculous. I didn’t say they achieve said goals. No one would be shocked if Lp won State . Heck even Marshall wouldn’t be a wow factor. The rest would be shocking to a extreme. Half of them are excited about just   making the playoffs.

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10 minutes ago, Aledo said:

I think a lot of people would be shocked if LP or Marshall won state. They just havent had the recent playoff results. Once the season starts and games are played then yeah, those teams can earn their way onto the short list of potential champs. But right now they are region contenders at best. 

I agree at least those three have some pedigree . Contenders until proven otherwise.

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I don’t think just making the playoffs satisfies Marshall.... or Lufkin... or...or JT... Texas High.

I think we all have higher expectations than just making it to the playoffs.  

Sure.... there are some programs that are just happy to qualify in the district.  And others that don’t even have that expectation yet. 

Bar is set higher for others.  Just like I think we all long to be at HP’s and Longview’s level.  

 

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7 hours ago, Mavchamp said:

He's saying it like he's talking about a team that went (3-8) last season.

 

That’s exactly what I’m saying. Last season was last season... but when was the last time HP went 3-8? Look, I’m for ET, I hope JT beats them. 

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6 hours ago, Raiderfan7000 said:

Dropping classification tends to heighten the expectations. JT going 3-8 is ridiculous. I didn’t say they achieve said goals. No one would be shocked if Lp won State . Heck even Marshall wouldn’t be a wow factor. The rest would be shocking to a extreme. Half of them are excited about just   making the playoffs.

I agree. Dropping helps. Schools like Henderson had to drop to finally win a title. 

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4 minutes ago, Eagleborn said:

I agree. Dropping helps. Schools like Henderson had to drop to finally win a title. 

Yes most schools benefited from that. Henderson probably the only one who saw instant success from it. Some programs take time but get it done .

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28 minutes ago, Raiderfan7000 said:

Yes most schools benefited from that. Henderson probably the only one who saw instant success from it. Some programs take time but get it done .

School up the road from Henderson won it the year they dropped. 

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4 minutes ago, Eagleborn said:

School up the road from Henderson won it the year they dropped. 

Which one? Didn’t realize that. More often than not schools that drop find success . Doesn’t usually happen when moving up unless been in that classification before. I wouldn’t be surprised if Lindale sees significant success.Longview , Texas High  Van , Carthage well (any class lol) , West Rusk, Tenaha ect.. should be contenders. 

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On 4/29/2020 at 12:02 PM, Raiderfan7000 said:

Exactly the task seems like an obvious mismatch. Team changes year to year but 3-8 can’t instill a bunch of confidence against a Traditionally Great program .

 When scheduling was made you know only one that was taken notice was Longview. Respect does that . I am pulling for JT to change that perception.

Hope it happens for JT. Gotta find a QB

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21 hours ago, Aledo said:

Thats the way it should be. Programs should always strive to get better and consistently make the next level. 

To tell you truth some JT fans are ok with being mediocre. Hinge why Holmes is still the coach.. Hince why we will barley make the playoffs again smh. 

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21 hours ago, Mavchamp said:

I don’t think just making the playoffs satisfies Marshall.... or Lufkin... or...or JT... Texas High.

I think we all have higher expectations than just making it to the playoffs.  

Sure.... there are some programs that are just happy to qualify in the district.  And others that don’t even have that expectation yet. 

Bar is set higher for others.  Just like I think we all long to be at HP’s and Longview’s level.  

 

True. Anything less than a DEEP playoff run for LV, LUFKIN, MARSHALL, and a SELECT few JT fans is disappointing. 

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