Kilgore remained seventh in the bigger #bEASTTexas Fabulous 15 poll of the Class 6A / 5A / 4A schools, and another Kilgore News Herald-area school, West Rusk, moved up to fourth in the smaller-school poll.

The top? They remained the same, as Carthage and Tatum retained their No. 1 spots in the #bEASTTexas polls through two weeks of the high school football season.

Carthage and Tatum each received 13 first-place votes and received 223 points in the 6A/5A/4A and 3A/2A/TAPPS polls, respectively.

Gilmer and Texas High remained in the Nos. 2 and 3 spots in the 6A/5A/4A poll. Tyler Legacy (2-0) moved up to No. 4, and Longview is at No. 5. Legacy hosts Longview at 7 p.m. Friday at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.

Chapel Hill jumped from No. 11 to No. 6 with its second win of the season.

New teams in the large-school rankings are Rusk at No. 12 and Athens at No. 14. Both teams are off to 2-0 starts.

In the small-school rankings, Mount Vernon moved up three spots to No. 2. Gladewater stayed at No. 3 after having its Week 2 game canceled. West Rusk, as mentioned, jumped from No. 6 to No. 4. Timpson and Waskom were able to schedule a game late in the week, and a 49-28 win by Timpson helped the Bears move up from No. 8 to No. 5, while the Wildcats dropped from No. 2 to No. 6.

Troup (2-0) joined the poll at No. 15 with 27 points, just behind Winnsboro (28 points) and just ahead of White Oak (26 points).

Aside from No. 5 Longview at No. 4 Legacy, other notable games this week are No. 9 Lindale at No. 8 Van, No. 11 Pine Tree at No. 7 Kilgore and No. 10 Mineola at No. 4 West Rusk.

Voters in the poll were Phil Hicks and Brandon Ogden of the Tyler Morning Telegraph, Jack Stallard and Thomas Bingham of the Longview News-Journal, Ryan Silapan of the Panola Watchman, Nathan Hague of the Marshall News Messenger, John Krueger of the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, Josh Havard of the Lufkin Daily News, Mitch Lucas of the Kilgore News Herald, Juwan Lee of the Palestine Herald-Press, Jay Neal of the Jacksonville Progress, Joe Elerson of the Athens Daily Review, Reagan Roy of CBS 19, freelance writer Joe Hale and Harlen the Sports Guy of the Friday Night Scoreboard Show.

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