by: Shawn Clynch
National attention is something every high school football programs strives to receive.
The Lufkin Panthers are proud, but humble about it. For the past 6-weeks Lufkin has been tabbed as the top program in the state and one of the top-10 programs in the nation by several websites and publications.
The latest is Sports Illustrated's high school football top-25.
Southlake Carroll is #5 and Lufkin is #7.
The Panthers kick off the season at traditional, national power Shreveport Evangel on Friday, September 1st.