The Class 5A statistical leaders entering Week 7.
Mitch Hall, Magnolia, 937 Yards
Devon Achane, FB Marshall, 872 Yards
Zion Childress, New Caney, 799 Yards
Ronald Holmes, Northside, 714 Yards
Taye McWilliams, Lamar Consolidated, 712 Yards
Jonathan Jolly, Paetow, 627 Yards
Mario Simmons, Foster, 607 Yards
Damon Bankston, Paetow, 589 Yards
Hunter Bilbo, Magnolia West, 559 Yards
Frank Brown, Houston Sterling, 512 Yards
Ronald Holmes, Northside, 1,525 Yards
Tucker Yarbrough, Manvel, 1,453 Yards
Ryan Stubblefield, Foster, 1,409 Yards
Tristan Brady, Magnolia West, 1,283 Yards
Anthony Brown, Houston Sterling, 1,073 Yards
Kyron Drones, Shadow Creek, 1,072 Yards
Brock Bolfing, Montgomery, 996 Yards
Hunter Dunn, Tomball, 951 Yards
Ijenea Wooley, Baytown Lee, 908 Yards
Luke Grden, Friendswood, 882 Yards
Cody Jackson, Foster, 709 Yards
Devondre Moore, Northside, 661 Yards
Frank Brown, Sterling, 591 Yards
Payton Finch, Magnolia West, 572 Yards
Cameron Cauley, Barbers Hill, 469 Yards
Chris Martinez, Northside, 471 Yards
Baron Bradley, Porter, 434 Yards
Tre Harden, Montgomery, 417 Yards
Lidarian Carter, Willowirdge, 383 Yards
Seth Jones, Shadow Creek, 363 Yards
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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