Friday Night Lights presented by T-Mobile: Lufkin to face Magnolia
If Lufkin wants a shot at holding up the District 8-5A-DI Championship trophy at season's end, then tonight is a big night.
The Panthers travel to face Bulldogs of Magnolia. The two teams have the exact same record, sitting at 3-1 overall and 1-0 in district play entering the contest. With that in mind, playoff seeding in a few weeks could be determined partially by this game.
Magnolia is coming off a 31-20 victory over Waller, while Lufkin had its way with Willis last week winning 42-13.
This meeting will test the second-best offensive unit in District 8-5A-DI in Magnolia (398.3 yards per game) against the best defensive unit in Lufkin, which has surrendered just 251 yards per game and has the second-most interceptions in the district with five. The Panthers' defense has seven takeaways for the year.
Players to Watch: Lufkin QB Jordan Moore enters this week as the second-best signal-caller in the district, according to the stats. Moore is 63 of 95 for 839 yards and seven scores. Magnolia running back Mitch Hall has been a force, rushing for 749 yards and five touchdowns on 91 carries.
VYPE Prediction: Lufkin 35, Magnolia 28 ... will be a close battle but Lufkin's offense will be too much in the end for the Magnolia defense, which gives up the third-most yards per game in district heading into this week.
Game Details: Lufkin at Magnolia, Friday - 7:30 p.m.
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