ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL??? East Texas Football Week 1 kicks off tonight!

Tonight it goes down in a major way on the gird iron across East Texas! East Texas stadiums will be packed tonight as football fans come out in support of their favorite teams in hopes of their first 'W' of the season.

There are some major hitters going head-to-head this week. One big showdown is the Longview Lobos vs. Lufkin Panthers. Tonight marks the 80th match up against the two elite teams making this game arguably the biggest rivalry in East Texas football.

Other East Texas football teams facing off week 1 are: John Tyler vs. Plano West, Lufkin vs. Longview, Tyler Lee vs. Marshall, Whitehouse vs. Hallsville, Pine Tree vs. Jacksonville, Lindale vs. Kaufman, Nacogdoches vs. Kilgore, Henderson vs. Atlanta, Gladewater vs. Carthage, Center vs. Rusk, Chapel Hill vs. Wills Point, and many more.

If you miss out on the action tonight, don't fret! We do East Texas football all season, and we do it well across the region. If you 're looking for some good East Texas football this year to put on your calendar? Visit East Texas Sports Network (ETSN) to see the Top 25 games of 2017

What's bigger than football in East Texas?? Close your eyes. What do you see?

BONUS: ETSN's First Weekly Preview Podcast Features Lufkin/Longview: