While it may be a blazin' summer thus far, high school football is less than two months away, and a buzz can be felt all the way to the Arkansas border. That's pretty dang far.
The Lufkin Panthers are shown to be the number 23 team in Class 5A, predicted to finish in second place in 14-5A and make their 15th straight playoff appearance, according to "Texas Football's" Dave Campbell. This despite losing a key corp to their defensive unit, when the University of Houston snared defensive lineman Tomme Mark. The Panthers took "district" last season going 9-2 along the way.