We are just six days away from Friday night high school football action in East Texas.
But some of the 5-A teams were on the field for some scrimmages Saturday.
The Longview Lobos will try to defend their district championship this season.
The expectations for the Longview squad are pretty high. Many think they are the team to beat. Fans were able to get a preview of what they'll bring to the field in an afternoon scrimmage against Lufkin.
Through the first four sets of controlled plays no team put points on the scoreboard. But the Lobos had some flashes of great offense.
Dmarcus Miles with a beautiful pass there. The Lobos showing they can move the ball well. Dmarcus Miles there again with the screen pass. The Lobos defense helped to break up several plays and kept Lufkin down.
Lobos get the scrimmage win, 14 to 3.
That include the state champion R.E.L Red Raiders up against DeSoto.
Early on the Red Raider offense was able to move the ball pretty quickly down the field.
Preston Hill hands it off to running back Jason Williams for the two yard touchdown.
But the Lee defense had some trouble holding the DeSoto Eagles down. DeSoto had several good runs including this touchdown.
But, the Lee defense did have some gems of their own.
Michael Wahl with the sack. Lee Coach Mike Owens said considering the talent level they played against, he felt pretty good about how his team played. R.E.L. wins the live scrimmage.
Maya Golden reporting, email@example.com