Congratulations to the Lufkin Panther Varsity Football Team for defeating the DeKaney Wildcats in the first round of play-offs! Now sitting at #82 in the state, Lufkin will face-off against another set of Panthers from Pflugerville (#56) on Saturday at 2:00pm in Bryan at Merrill Green Stadium. Click here for directions. In a surprise turn of events, Pflugerville defeated the Lake Travis Cavaliers 23-20 last Friday night.
In other district news, A&M Consolidated (#30) defeated Klein, 42-24, and will take on Westlake (#75) Friday, November 23rd at 1pm. The Woodlands (#38) also came away with the win against Klein Collins, 66-42, and will play Round Rock Westwood (#100) Saturday, November 24th at 1pm. Conroe was defeated mercilessly by Westfield (#32) 77-7.
The Lufkin Panthers have found their stride and just in time. While practicing throughout the holiday break, they are putting it all on the line to come out with another victory this weekend. The winner of this contest will face the champion of Plano West (#34) versus S. Garland (#166) next.
Tickets for this week’s play-off game are on sale in the Panther Ticket Office in the LISD Transportation building (a.k.a., the bus barn) at 811 S. Timberland Drive from 7:00am-4:30 pm Tuesday & Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 am-1:00 pm. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for students. All tickets at the gate will be $8.
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By: Kristine Mize