NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The city of Nacogdoches is still buzzing after Friday night's 38-35 victory over the Lufkin Panthers.
It's the dragons first time to beat the panthers in back-to-back years since 1930.
"First time to do that in 80 years, it's a big deal, but I don't think that's as much as history as getting a playoff win or going undefeated. That's what I'm looking forward to," said senior center Tim Meyers.
When Nacogdoches beat Lufkin last year, the Dragons ended a two decade losing spell.
The rivalry game lived up to its hype, when a late turnover caught by Dragon's Jaylon Lane became the deciding factor in writing a new chapter in the dragon football history books.
"After I got the pick, I knew that if I just held onto the ball and just kept going, we were going to end up winning," said Lane. "I tried to return it to some yards and then ended up getting tackled. After I got up, I knew we were going to win the game."