Boys soccer on 13-game winning streak

Pack looking to move further ahead with another win over Nac tonight



Javier Montes, Jesus Cisneros, Javier Patlan, Omar Zamarripa

Jesus Cisneros and Javier Montes

The Lufkin High School boys soccer team will be defending a 13-game winning streak against Nacogdoches Dragons tomorrow to start second half of district. Starting the season off poorly with two losses and a tie, the Pack has not lost since.

After playing a disappointing tournament in Klein (0-2-1), the boys proceeded to maintain their confidence and took over the Longview Invitational by winning all three games.

“We stumbled at the beginning, but we figured each other out and began to see and increase in chemistry and companionship, ” Head Coach Russell Shaw said.

Following the Longview Invitational, the Pack headed back home to host the Lufkin Panther Showcase where they shutout all four of their opponents and scored a total of 11 goals in only four games.

Lufkin has played six district games and has won every single one of them, placing them in first, two games ahead of Nacogdoches.

On the defensive end of the field, the Pack has only allowed one goal in 10 games.

“One of the biggest keys to our success is our ability to understand each other and make up for each others mistakes,” Assistant Coach David Mcphearson said. “We are strong in the air, and our two senior center backs really set up a strong confident form.”

According to’s latests updates, the Lufkin High School soccer team is currently ranked 4th in the section (Region II), 13th in state, and 110th in the nation.