In December 2011, Lufkin Head Football Coach John Outlaw passed away following a morning jog. He was an outstanding football coach, but more importantly, he was unmatched in how he mentored and cared for kids.
It's high school football playoff time in Texas. The Pineywoods is well represented with teams from Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Garrison, Corrigan-Camden, Shelbyville and many others taking to the gridiron this Thursday through Saturday.
A documentary film is being produced about legendary Lufkin Panther Football coach John Outlaw by filmmaker Matt Skinner that showcases his philosophy in regards to football, life, and the people he influenced. They need your help.
It's only the first week of high school football season and already there are some marquee match-ups going on. In fact, ETSN.fm has pegged the game between Longview and Lufkin as the East Texas Game of the Week.
Lufkin is all abuzz as the Panthers are now 3 rounds deep in the high school football playoffs. In fact, all this excitement has caused the formation of that great new singing sensation - the Lufkin Panther Chipmunks (NOT pictured above).
Every week, Ford Motor Company honors the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Players of the Week, and for this past weekend a couple of East Texans received the honor. Lufkin quarterback Tyler Stubblefield received the 5A award and Center running back KJ Garrett took the honors in Class 3A.