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WEEK SIXTEEN: LONGVIEW VS WACO MIDWAY
December 16th, 2017

Next Game: Longview will take on the Waco Midway Panthers from Allen Eagle Stadium in the 3rd meeting between the two schools, at 6:00 PM on Saturday, December 16th.

The Lobos lead the series 2-0-0. The Lobos won the last meeting, 14-13, in 2009.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

LOBOS FACE NEXT TALL TASK IN MIDWAY IN STATE SEMI-FINALS
December 16th, 2017

Longview has faced a rematch, one of the states most prolific offenses, an undefeated power and a bitter rival in its run back to the state semifinals.

The Lobos have prevailed over all of them.

"We've had to show up and play each week, that's for sure," Longview head coach John King said. "It wasn't a cakewalk in Region II and we know that.

"We probably surprised some people in doing what we have done. I know there were a lot of people that predicted some...read more.

LONGVIEW/WACO MIDWAY ALREADY PRODUCED MEMORABLE GAMES, SATURDAY COULD BE ANOTHER
December 15th, 2017

A week ago, Longview and Lufkin delivered a highlight-worthy game with a nail-biting finish. If history is any indication, Saturday's Class 6A Division II state semifinal between Longview and Waco Midway should be equally as entertaining and heart stopping.

The Lobos (13-1) and Panthers (14-0) meet at Allen's Eagle Stadium with a 6 p.m. kickoff. The winner advances to the state final against either Austin Westlake or Cypress-Fairbanks.

Longview defeated Lufkin 33-32 on a last-minute touchdown pass from quarterback Haynes King to receiver Kamden Perry.

After the celebrations ended and...read more.

LONGVIEW MEETS UNBEATEN HEWITT MIDWAY IN SEMI-FINALS
December 15th, 2017

Longview running game vs. Midway defensive front. While the Lobos are still very much a run-first operation, injuries at running back and offensive line have caused Longview to become more creative on offense this season.

And it helps to have an emerging star at quarterback in sophomore Haynes King, who has seemingly improved every week since taking over as the starter in Week 5.

Longview still averages more than 200 rushing yards per game, and runs the ball nearly 63 percent of the time, but the 19.4 pass attempts per game are almost double what it was a season ago.

But this week, more than any other this season, might be when Longview's running game needs to take center stage. Longview will face a Midway offense that's been lighting up opposing defenses all season. The Panthers are putting up about...read more.

LOBOS GETTING IT DONE PLAYING TOGETHER
December 13th, 2017

Longview had just wrapped up its first practice of Week 18 since two-a-days started when a group of defensive players took off running the hills of Lobo Stadium. Usually when this happens post-practice, something had occurred to warrant the extra work. "We wanted to," senior defensive lineman JC Blakemore said of the extra running as the Lobos went about preparing for the state semifinals. On the opposite end of the field, there were a...read more.

LOBOS PREPARE FOR SEMI-FINAL SHOWDOWN WITH MIDWAY
December 12th, 2017

A big talking point throughout the season for Longview has been focusing on what's guaranteed.

In district play, it was about making sure that the postseason was locked in. Now, four games in to the playoffs and with a spot as one of the final four teams left standing in Class 6A, Division II, that talk remains the same.

"Our kids have really embraced the opportunity to continue their season and to take care of things week-to-week, knowing that that is all that's guaranteed," Longview head coach John King said. "I've said it many times, these kids are special and have something special about them.

"I love the way that they play for...read more.

LOOKING BACK AT LONGVIEW'S QUARTERFINAL WIN OVER LUFKIN
December 11th, 2017

The fact that Longview and Lufkin were competing for the Region II crown was no doubt a testament to both teams.

It was no surprise that the state quarterfinal bout between the Lobos and Panthers was an instant classic in a game that you, if able, should've witnessed live and in person. (I tried my best to recap it here).

Here's a few things about Longview's thrilling 33-32 win over...read more.

LISTER'S INTERCEPTION HIGHLIGHTS SPECIAL DAY FOR LOBO DEFENSE
December 10th, 2017

The words replayed themselves in Jephaniah Lister's mind.

"I can't drop this ball. I can't drop this ball."

Everything seemed to slow down as the ball left Kewone Thomas' hand and moved closer to Lister. Tens of thousands looked on as Longview clung to a 33-32 lead late in the fourth. The atmosphere had been rowdy all game, but now it was eerily quiet. If Lister caught it, the game was over. If he didn't, enough time remained for a Lufkin comeback.

He braced himself for what was likely...read more.

PERRY TOUCHDOWN CATCH IN FINAL MINUTE SENDS LOBOS TO EPIC 33-32 WIN OVER LUFKIN
December 10th, 2017

An estimated 20,000 fans were in attendance for Saturday's Class 6A Division II, Region II final between East Texas rivals Lufkin and Longview.

They were treated to an instant classic.

The sixth and final lead change of the second half came when Longview sophomore quarterback Haynes King found Kamden Perry in the back of the end zone with 54 seconds remaining.

Chris Kessler, who missed his previous extra point attempt, drilled the...read more.

LOBOS WIN IN THRILLER OVER LUFKIN, 33-32
December 10th, 2017

Just a few minutes removed from a thrilling one-point win over a rival in the fourth round of the postseason, Longview's JC Blakemore wanted to talk about just one thing.

Practice on Monday.

After the offense went ahead with the sixth lead change of the second half with less than a minute to go, the Lobo defense made sure there wouldn't be a seventh as Longview took a 33-32 shootout win over rival Lufkin in the Class 6A, Division II, Region II final on Saturday at SFA's Homer Bryce Stadium.

With the win, Longview (13-1) advances to the...read more.

WEEK FIFTEEN: LONGVIEW VS LUFKIN
December 9th, 2017

Next Game: Longview will take on the Lufkin Panthers from Homer Bryce Stadium in the 81st meeting between the two schools, at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 9th.

The Lobos lead the series 39-37-4. The Lobos won the last meeting, 35-16, in 2017.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

WEEK FIFTEEN: LOBOS VS PANTHERS
December 9th, 2017

There's no looking back when Longview and Lufkin collide at any point in the season.

In this particular meeting between the two rivals, as two of the last eight teams standing in Class 6A, Division II, that is especially true.

"It's going to be a tough game and a big crowd," Longview senior offensive lineman Jordan McCowin said. "We've got to stay focused, keep our head in the game and on what is in front of us.

"They're a good football team and we are too. We've got to be ready to work."

It's the second time this season the...read more.

LONGVIEW VS LUFKIN IN AN ELL EAST TEXAS REGIONAL FINAL
December 7th, 2017

Key matchup: Longview rushing attack vs. Lufkin defensive front. It doesn't get more clear cut than this: The winner of Saturday's game could very well be determined by how this matchup shakes out. They are far and way the overriding strengths of each team.

The Lobos come into the regional finals averaging 223 rushing yards per game. Despite losing starting running back Jessie Anderson in Week 2 to a injury, Longview has still relied its ground game to get the job done. Keilyn Williams and Jaquan Edwards have picked up the slack in Anderson's absence, combining to rush for more than 1,700 yards and 25 touchdowns.

However, Longview is coming off its worst rushing performance of the season. In their 30-24 upset win over Klein Collins, the Lobos managed only 89 yards on the ground and were held to just four yards per carry. For the season, Longview had come into...read more.

LOBOS TO STAY IN CLASS 6A FOLLOWING UIL RELEASE OF CUTOFF NUMBERS
December 6th, 2017

Longview ISD will stay in the largest Class 6A UIL classification for 2018-20 based on conference cutoff numbers and preliminary enrollment figures released Wednesday by the University Interscholastic League.

Longview ISD's 2,242.5 enrollment figure is well above the new 6A conference cutoff at 2,190 and above. Final 2018-20 alignments will be announced Feb. 1 for football and basketball, with alignments for other activities following later.

John King, Longview ISD's athletic director and head football coach, said Wednesday that he...read more.

LOBOS GETTING READY FOR STATE QUARTERFINALS
December 6th, 2017

After defeating Klein Collins last weekend. The Lobos football team have punched their ticket to the state quarterfinals. This year the Lobos have found success in the playoffs and now they find themselves facing a familiar foe, that happens to be they're biggest rival.

"Well you know our defense has played well all year long they've been a strong part of this team our offense had to grow up you know we've had to get a little more consistent there and we're playing a lot better," says head coach John King.

Next up their long time rival the ...read more.

LONGVIEW, LUFKIN COLLIDE ONCE AGAIN IN STATE QUARTERFINALS
December 5th, 2017

Longview and Lufkin each faced tall tasks this past weekend in the third round of the playoffs with both squaring off against undefeated opponents.

Both teams made a statement.

Now, for the 24th time since 2000 and second time this season, the two rivals meet once again as...read more.

FIRST LOOK: LONGVIEW VS LUFKIN
December 4th, 2017

Once again, Longview and Lufkin will collide.

Week 1, a 35-16 Longview win, might as well be as far removed as the first meeting between the two teams in 1932.

Here's the first look at Longview vs. Lufkin in the...read more.

LONGVIEW SHOCKS KLEIN COLLINS TO SET UP SHOWDOWN WITH LUFKIN
December 3rd, 2017

Longview wasn't supposed to be here. Yet, there it was Saturday evening celebrating a trip to the regional championship with one of the state's biggest upsets of the playoffs.

Lobos sophomore quarterback Haynes King, who didn't start until Week 5 of the season, threw four touchdown passes leading the Lobos to a 30-24 win over previously unbeaten Klein Collins in their Class 6A Division II regional semifinal at McLane Stadium.

The win set up a classic East Texas grudge match in the Region II final between...read more.

UNDERDOG LOBOS UPSET KLEIN COLLINS
December 3rd, 2017

Longview had heard it all week: Klein Collins was unbeaten. They're state-ranked, loaded and the Lobos were, perhaps, the underdogs in a third-round playoff game.

The Lobos brought their own message to the field on Saturday.

Longview climbed out of a 14-point hole with 23 unanswered points, and the Lobo defense turned in key stops to take a...read more.

WEEK FOURTEEN: LONGVIEW VS KLEIN COLLINS
December 2nd, 2017

Next Game: Longview will take on the Klein Collins Tigers from McLane Stadium in the 1st meeting between the two schools, at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 2nd.

The series is tied 0-0-0.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

LONGVIEW AND KLEIN COLLINS COLLIDE TOMORROW ON THE BRAZOS
December 1st, 2017

Longview head coach John King had a few things to describe the "it" factor for the 2017 Lobos.

But one factor simply stood out above the rest.

"The biggest it factor is the chemistry on this football team," King said. "That locker room, you can go in there and there's no bickering, none of that.

"They love practicing, competing and pushing one another each and every day. It means something to all them to play for the guy next to them. They've had one another's back each step of the way."

The next step is a big one for the...read more.

CARTER PICKS UP FIRST OFFER; KING TO COACH AT ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL
November 30th, 2017

It was just a matter of time before A'Darius Carter earned his first collegiate opportunity on the football field.

Howard Payne University became the first school to do that on Thursday.

Carter, a versatile weapon for the Lobos this season, announced the offer on...read more.

FIRST LOOK AT LONGVIEW VS KLEIN COLLINS
November 28th, 2017

The Class 6A, Division II, Region II gauntlet continues this week and what a weekend is on tap.

Longview faces its tallest task to date against state power Klein Collins. Meanwhile, in the other Region II semifinal, Lufkin takes on Spring Westfield at 1:30 p.m., Saturday at New Caney's Texan Drive Stadium in Porter.

Longview will meet Klein Collins in the first meeting between the...read more.

LOBOS SMASH SCHOOL RECORD IN 75-43 PLAYOFF ROUT OF JESUIT
November 26th, 2017

Longview head coach John King knew his team's area-round playoff opponent would make their fair share of big plays.

He was hopeful his offense could score right along with them, and the defense would make a handful of stops.

It was all that, and then some.

Longview broke a school record for points in a...read more.

LOBOS GO WILD IN 75-43 WIN OVER DALLAS JESUIT
November 26th, 2017

Saturday's game plan for the Lobos sounded simple: Score some points and get some stops.

Longview did just that.

With a nearly flawless effort offensively and more than a couple of key stops defensively, December football is returning to Longview as the Lobos knocked off...read more.

WEEK THIRTEEN: LONGVIEW VS DALLAS JESUIT
November 25th, 2017

Next Game: Longview will take on the Dallas Jesuit Rangers from John E. Kincaide Stadium in the 7th meeting between the two schools, at 4:00 PM on Saturday, November 25th.

The Lobos lead the series 6-0-0. The Lobos won the last meeting, 57-25, in 2012.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

LONGVIEW TAKES ON DALLAS JESUIT
November 24th, 2017

Paul Hutchins provided block after block in a long touchdown drive to open the postseason for the Lobos a week ago.

In the third quarter, the fullback added one of his own in a big-play second half for the Lobo offense.

"It was special," Hutchins said of his 73-yard touchdown run, Longview's longest of the season. "I got a big block and I didn't realize I was out until I looked up and no one was around."

That series and those big plays offensively, paired with a...read more.

LOBOS AND RANGERS CLASH IN DALLAS
November 24th, 2017

Jesuit rushing attack vs. Longview defensive front. The Longview Lobos will square off with the best offense they've faced all season when they meet Dallas Jesuit on Saturday evening.

The Rangers average 47 points and more than 550 yards of offense per game, and are coming off their best performance of the season last week.

In Jesuit's 79-55 bi-district win over Garland Lakeview Centennial, it erupted for 776 yards, including 441 on the ground.

Jesuit's running game is led by sophomore running back EJ Smith, the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Dallas Cowboys great Emmitt Smith, who has run for more than 1,100 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2017. He put up 179 yards and two scores in...read more.

FIRST LOOK AT LONGVIEW VS JESUIT
November 21st, 2017

Thanksgiving football returned to Lobo Stadium on Monday as Longview prepares to take on Dallas Jesuit in the second round of the playoffs.

With the Saturday game, Monday was a 'light' day around Lobo Stadium but all were in attendance as preparation over the holiday break gets underway.

"We've got our Lobo football family up here, players, coaches, trainers, support, staff and it's always nice and a fun time," Longview head coach John King said. "Our kids look...read more.

INSIDER DEN: LOBOS WIN OVER WEST BROOK
November 19th, 2017

Longview got another disruptive showing from its defense and a balanced attack from the offense to open the postseason with a 42-21 win over Beaumont West Brook on Friday night at Lobo Stadium.

The Lobos will take on Dallas Jesuit in the Class 6A, Division II, Region II area round at 4 p.m. Saturday at Kincaide Stadium in Dallas.

Tickets will be on sale from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at...read more.

BY THE NUMBERS: LOBOS VS BRUINS
November 19th, 2017

Staff writer Hayden Henry takes a by-the-numbers look at Longview's 42-21 bi-district win over Beaumont West Brook on Friday night at Lobo Stadium:

19: Lobos with more than one tackle. Jephaniah Lister and Kevion Bush led with 11 tackles. Lister has a team-high 88 on the season.

8: Blocked kicks the season for Longview. Kyle Johnson blocked his...read more.

LONGVIEW ERUPTS IN SECOND HALF TO ROUTE BEAUMONT WEST BROOK
November 18th, 2017

With a slim lead at halftime, Longview turned it on in the third quarter to avenge a playoff loss from a year ago.

With a five-score outing after halftime, Longview knocked off Beaumont West Brook, 42-21, on Friday night at Lobo Stadium in the Class 6A Division II Region II bi-district round.

A'Darius Carter accounted for three Lobo touchdowns in the win, hauling in...read more.

LOBOS USE BIG 3RD QUARTER TO DOWN WEST BROOK
November 18th, 2017

Longview used a methodical 15-play drive to open the postseason Friday night against Beaumont West Brook.

In the second half, the Lobos broke it wide open.

With a 7-6 lead at halftime, Longview used a 28-point third quarter to pull away from West Brook for a 42-21 win in a...read more.

WEEK TWELVE: LONGVIEW VS BEAUMONT WEST BROOK
November 17th, 2017

Next Game: Longview will take on the Beaumont West Brook Bruins from Lobo Stadium in the 2nd meeting between the two schools, at 7:00 PM on Friday, November 17th.

The Bruins lead the series 1-2-0. The Bruins won the last meeting, 34-33, in 2017.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

LOBOS HOST WEST BROOK IN REMATCH
November 17th, 2017

J.C. Blakemore couldn't quite describe the feeling of walking down the tunnel and taking the field at Lobo Stadium.

He just smiled.

"I don't know if the word to describe that feeling is out there," he said. "It hasn't been made up yet."

Longview has one more chance to...read more.

LOBOS CLASH WITH BRUINS IN BI-DISTRICT
November 15th, 2017

Haynes King against the Beaumont West Brook defense. King has performed well since taking over as starter, but remember, he is only a sophomore.

He is still prone to the mistakes that come with being a younger player. It is up to Beaumont West Brook to capitalize on this and try to force turnovers. If it can do that, the Bruins will have a shot at advancing.

If not, it could be ...read more.

FIRST LOOK AT LONGVIEW VS BEAUMONT WEST BROOK
November 14th, 2017

Coming down the stretch in the regular season, it appeared that Longview and Beaumont West Brook were on a collision course for a first-round playoff meeting for the second-straight year.

That came to fruition and Monday officially kicked off the bi-district week.

"I know there will be a lot put into this about revenge with a rematch from last year," Longview head coach John King said. "But this is a new year and these are two totally different teams.

"Beaumont West Brook is very talented like they were...read more.

LOBOS RUN ALL OVER SKEETERS IN FINALE, 61-3
November 11th, 2017

Mesquite struck first but it was all Longview the rest of the way in the regular-season finale on Friday at Hanby Stadium.

After a field goal to go ahead 3-0, that was it for Mesquite as Longview rolled to a 61-3 win over the Skeeters to conclude the regular season and wrap up District 11-6A play.

Longview (9-1, 6-1) will face Beaumont West Brook in a rematch of last year's first-round playoff matchup at 7 p.m. Friday at Lobo Stadium in Longview. Mesquite ended its season at 1-9 overall and 0-7 in district.

Keilyn Williams had a ...read more.

LONGVIEW DOMINATES MESQUITE WITH 61-UNANSWERED POINTS
November 11th, 2017

Longview took care of business against Mesquite on Friday night in the regular-season finale.

Now, it's playoff time.

Longview scored 61 unanswered points to close out the regular season at 9-1 overall and 6-1 in District 11-6A play with a 61-3 thumping of Mesquite at Hanby Stadium in Mesquite.

Up next is a rematch of last season's first round as the...read more.

WEEK ELEVEN: LONGVIEW AT MESQUITE
November 10th, 2017

Next Game: Longview will take on the Mesquite Skeeters from E.H. Hanby Stadium in the 14th meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, November 10th.

The Lobos lead the series 11-2-0. The Lobos won the last meeting, 62-7, in 2016.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

WEEK ELEVEN: LOBOS AT SKEETERS
November 10th, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Stadium: Hanby Stadium, Mesquite

Coaches

Longview: John King (14th season, 147-35)

Mesquite: Jeff Fleener (1st season, 1-8)...read more.

KESSLER COMMITS TO TEXAS STATE
November 9th, 2017

Texas State is getting a versatile weapon in Kessler, who has 26 touchbacks, a career-long 47-yard field goal and a 51-yard punt this season for Longview.

Kessler is averaging 38 yards on 21 punts this season for Longview, using a combination of distance and hang time with four punts inside the 20 and two inside the 10 this season. He is 36-for-37 on point-after attempts with the one miss being blocked kick. On field goals, he has makes of 26, 35, 39, 39, 44, 46 and 47.

He also had four tackles this season...read more.

BI-DISTRICT DATE ANNOUNCED AGAINST WEST BROOK
November 4th, 2017

Longview's dominant win over Rockwall-Heath on Friday night secured a home playoff game for the Lobos in the first round.

When it was all said and done on Friday, the Lobos learned their first-round opponent: Beaumont West Brook. It sets up a rematch from the first round a year ago when the roles were reversed when Longview fell to West Brook in Beaumont, 34-33.

Longview head coach John King announced that the 2017 meeting with the Bruins will be...read more.

LONGVIEW WRAPS UP HOMEFIELD ADVANTAGE IN FIRST ROUND OF PLAYOFFS
November 4th, 2017

With homefield advantage in the first round of the playoffs on the line, the Longview Lobos found themselves in a bind in the early going Friday night.

But a big play on special teams in the second quarter turned the tide in a big way.

Longview put up 49 unanswered points to roll past...read more.

LOBOS CLINCH #1 SEED IN DIVISIO 2 WITH 49-7 WIN OVER HEATH
November 4th, 2017

Forty-four seniors were honored prior to the start of Longview's game against Rockwall-Heath in the home finale for the regular season.

Forty-eight minutes later, after clicking in all three phases, those seniors and the Lobos earned another game at Lobo Stadium.

With a shutdown night from the defense, a clicking offense and big plays in special teams, Longview knocked off...read more.

WEEK TEN: ROCKWALL HEATH AT LONGVIEW
November 3rd, 2017

Next Game: Longview will take on the Rockwall Heath Hawks from Lobo Stadium in the 4th meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, November 3rd.

The Lobos lead the series 3-0-0. The Lobos won the last meeting, 35-21, in 2016.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

WEEK TEN: HAWKS AT LOBOS
November 3rd, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Stadium: Lobo Stadium

Coaches

Rockwall-Heath: Mickey Moss (10th season, 77-35 at Heath, 177-94 overall)

Longview: John King (14th season, 146-35)...read more.

CARR STEPPING UP FOR LONGVIEW DEFENSE
November 2nd, 2017

How can you measure how much a player absorbs from every practice, every game or every snap?

Then, if you can solve that puzzle, how can it be applied to every player on the field?

That's what Longview defensive coordinator Casey Pearce wants to figure out about...read more.

LONGVIEW LOOKS TO KEEP MOMENTUM GOING IN DISTRICT AND BEYOND
November 1st, 2017

A 52-34 loss to Mesquite Horn to start district was not exactly in the cards for Longview this season. But as tired as the cliche is, it's not how you start. It's how you finish.

The Lobos are proof of that.

After that loss, in which Longview had six turnovers on offense and allowed more than 500 yards defensively, the Lobos returned to the...read more.

LOBOS CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH WITH 28-19 WIN OVER JOHN TYLER
October 28th, 2017

Longview's defense got going early in the night, and Jalen Carr finished it.

Carr led another scratch-and-claw effort from the Lobo defense as Longview walked away with a 28-19 win over John Tyler in a crucial District 11-6A game at Rose Stadium in Tyler.

With the win, Longview (7-1, 4-1) clinches a playoff berth and is in the...read more.

WEEK NINE: LONGVIEW AT JOHN TYLER
October 27th, 2017

Next Game: Longview will take on the John Tyler Lions from Earl Campbell Field at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in the 91st meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, October 27th.

The Lobos lead the series 46-37-7. The Lions won the last meeting, 38-24, in 2016.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

DEEP, VERSATILE LINE IS LEADING LONGVIEW
October 27th, 2017

ixty-three percent of Longview's total tackles from 2016 returned this season. Seventy-four percent of the sacks from a year ago came back. On tackles for loss, those who registered 77 percent of them had a chance to do it again.

Bigger than those numbers was the chip on the shoulder of the Lobo defense.

Through seven games of the 2017 season, that chip, which grew and festered and...read more.

JOHN TYLER HOSTS LONGVIEW IN CLASH OF EAST TEXAS TITANS
October 27th, 2017

For the first time in October, the John Tyler Lions get to play in the Rose City.

While the Lions are looking forward to hosting a game at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium for just the third time this season, JT coach Ricklan Holmes said the Cujo fans make his team feel right at home no matter when they tee it up.

"When you have the fan following we have, along with the cheerleaders, Blue Brigade, the band and the Lion Guard, we always have the support needed," Holmes said.

But playing on Earl Campbell Field is a treat, he said, especially against a...read more.

WEEK NINE: LOBOS AT LIONS
October 26th, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m., tonight

Stadium: Earl Campbell Field at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium, Tyler

Coaches

Longview: John King (14th season, 145-35)

John Tyler: Ricklan Holmes (5th season, 56-16)...read more.

HOME PLAYOFF GAME ON THE LINE FOR LONGVIEW AND JOHN TYLER
October 25th, 2017

John Tyler passing attack vs. Longview secondary. In Week 1 of the season, John Tyler featured a prominent ground game that put up more than 500 yards in a rout of Plano West. But ever since, the Lions have had a tough time establishing the run. In the six games since, John Tyler has a total of 754 rushing yards, and it is averaging just 4.3 yards per carry. That has forced JT to take to the air to get what it wants accomplished.

John Tyler went through a quarterback change midway through the season, inserting junior K'Lon Warren into the starting lineup and moving Devlen Woods to the receiver spot. The move has worked wonders so far as the Lions are 3-0 since putting Warren in at QB. In his first two starts, Warren has tossed six touchdown passes and is 25 of 35 for 384 yards.

Junior receiver Ke'Andre Street has been the team's biggest beneficiary, as he has caught at least...read more.

LOBOS PREPARE FOR JOHN TYLER
October 23rd, 2017

Nothing is settled when it comes to the District 11-6A race with three games left in the regular season.

With that, Friday night's matchup between John Tyler and Longview will have a big impact on how the final postseason-impacting finish will play out.

But for Longview, who enters Friday tied at 3-1 in district along with the Lions as well as Rockwall-Heath, their playoff aspirations are in...read more.

BY THE NUMBERS: LOBOS VS STALLIONS
October 22nd, 2017

Staff writer Hayden Henry takes a by-the-numbers look at Longview's 41-7 win over North Mesquite on Friday at Lobo Stadium:

14: Career touchdown catches for tight end Jaylin Brown, who had two on Friday night. Through two seasons, Brown has 29 catches.

5: Interceptions for Jalen Carr on the year. In three games at...read more.

LONGVIEW DEFENSE COMES UP BIG IN VICTORY OVER STALLIONS
October 21st, 2017

Backed by a shutout night from the defense, Longview's offense opened up a big halftime lead and that was all it took in commanding win over North Mesquite on Friday night.

Longview blanked North Mesquite through three quarters and the Lobos got touchdowns through the air, on the ground and in the kicking game in a 41-7 win over the Stallions in District 11-6A action here at Lobo Stadium.

Haynes King had a pair of touchdown passes, three different backs had...read more.

LOBOS TAME STALLIONS, 41-7
October 21st, 2017

Longview's defense pitched a 46-minute shutout and the offense answered the call once again Friday night at Lobo Stadium.

With two forced turnovers on downs and two interceptions, Longview built a 24-0 lead at halftime en route to a 41-7 win over North Mesquite in District 11-6A action.

Longview moves to 6-1 overall on the season and...read more.

WEEK EIGHT: NORTH MESQUITE AT LONGVIEW
October 20th, 2017

Next Game: Longview will take on the North Mesquite Stallions from Lobo Stadium in the 13th meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, October 20th.

The Lobos lead the series 9-3-0. The Lobos won the last meeting, 49-35, in 2016.

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WEEK EIGHT: STALLIONS AT LOBOS
October 20th, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m., tonight

Stadium: Lobo Stadium

Coaches

North Mesquite: Mike Robinson (11th season, 52-58 at North Mesquite; 99-80 overall

Longview: John King (14th season, 144-35)...read more.

CARTER BRINGS SIZE PHYSICALITY TO SEVERAL SPOTS FOR LONGVIEW
October 20th, 2017

Facing a fourth-and-one at the 33-yard line, Longview's A'Darius Carter came out in the gun at quarterback and it was tough to guess what was about to happen.

The week before, Carter had rushed for five touchdowns to go along with a few third- and fourth-down conversions.

On this particular play early in a crucial road game against Rockwall, Carter didn't tuck and run like the opposing defense may have suspected. He, instead, rolled out and...read more.

RESTED LOBOS TAKE ON NORTH MESQUITE
October 18th, 2017

Haynes King against North Mesquite's secondary. It's clear King has talent. After starting the season in a three-way quarterback battle, the sophomore emerged to beat out seniors Jordan Lawson and A'Darius Carter. His future is bright with the Lobos.

That said, it's still his first season at the helm of the offense. He is making strides, having thrown two touchdowns to no interceptions in the past two games. As he settles into what looks to be his job for the next three seasons, how he handles himself will be huge for the Lobos' success.

The North Mesquite secondary will try to fluster the young quarterback. Keyvien Johnson and Samuel Inyang hope to end...read more.

LONGVIEW HOLDS ON FOR 31-21 WIN OVER ROCKWALL
October 7th, 2017

Longview held on to its lead in crunch time in a pivotal road game against the Rockwall Yellowjackets on Friday night at Wilkerson Sanders Memorial Stadium.

Rockwall pulled to within three points before Longview forced its fourth turnover of the night to preserve a 31-21 win in District 11-6A action.

Longview moved to 5-1 on the season and 2-1 in league play. Rockwall dropped to 2-4 on the season and 1-2 in district action.

Jalen Carr had his...read more.

LOBOS HANG ON FOR WIN OVER ROCKWALL, 31-21
October 7th, 2017

It was going to take a two-way performance from Longview to get out of Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium with a win on Friday night.

The Lobos got just that in a pivotal District 11-6A game against the Rockwall Yellowjackets.

With a once 17-point lead trimmed down to just three points with under five minutes to...read more.

WEEK SIX: LONGVIEW AT ROCKWALL
October 6th, 2017

Next Game: Longview will take on the Rockwall Yellowjackets from Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium in the 8th meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, October 6th.

The Lobos lead the series 6-1-0. The Lobos won the last meeting, 36-29, in 2016.

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WEEK SIX: LOBOS AT YELLOWJACKETS
October 6th, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m., tonight

Stadium: Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium, Rockwall

Coaches

Longview: John King

Rockwall: Rodney Webb...read more.

DOTREY TWINS BRING SPECIAL BOND TO THE FIELD FOR LOBOS
October 5th, 2017

Davotrick and Javotrick Dotrey were out feeding the dog when Davotrick, the older brother by a few minutes, swatted at a wasp.

Javotrick ended up getting stung.

"My arm was swollen up for a week because he swatted at that wasp," Javotrick said. laughing.

There was a time in elementary school when Javotrick, who admitted that ...read more.

LONGVIEW HITS THE ROAD TO FACE ROCKWALL
October 4th, 2017

Key matchup: Longview rushing attack vs. Rockwall defensive front.

The Lobos are throwing the ball more than usual this season, but they still butter their bread with the running game. And in last week's big win over Tyler Lee, Longview ran wild by putting up 301 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground.

Three ball carriers rushed for at least 81 yards, including junior back Keilyn Williams, who led the way with...read more.

BY THE NUMBERS: LOBOS 54, RED RAIDERS 26
October 1st, 2017

Staff writer Hayden Henry takes a by-the-numbers look at Longview's 54-26 win over Tyler Lee on Friday night:

5: Touchdown runs for A'Darius Carter, tying the school record for...read more.

CARTER HELPS LONGVIEW PULL AWAY FROM TYLER LEE
September 30th, 2017

A'Darius Carter scored five rushing touchdowns and Longview pulled away in the second half in a 54-26 win over Tyler Lee in District 11-6A action on Friday night at Lobo Stadium.

Both teams started the season at 3-0 before both fell in their respective district openers a week ago.

Carter accounted for Longview's first five offensive touchdowns on runs of...read more.

LONGVIEW DOMINATES 2ND HALF TO BEAT TYLER LEE, 54-26
September 30th, 2017

A'Darius Carter made the most of his 10 carries Friday night for the Longview Lobos. The senior quarterback was used primarily as a runner and scored five touchdowns as Tyler Lee lost 54-26 at Lobo Stadium.

The Red Raiders drop to 3-2 overall and 0-2 in District 11-6A with the loss, while Longview raises its mark to 4-1 and 1-1.

Lee was seconds away from being tied with...read more.

LONGVIEW RECOVERS FROM OPENING LOSS IN 54-26 WIN OVER TYLER LEE
September 30th, 2017

Longview broke it open over the final two quarters to bounce back in its second District 11-6A game.

After a 19-13 lead at halftime, the Lobos put up 35 second-half points to take a 54-26 win over Tyler Lee on Friday night at Lobo Stadium.

A'Darius Carter scored five rushing touchdowns, all coming in a special package for the 6-4, 205-pounder at quarterback, as Longview bounced back from a...read more.

WEEK FIVE: TYLER LEE AT LONGVIEW
September 29th, 2017

Next Game: Longview will take on the Tyler Lee Red Raiders from Lobo Stadium in the 58th meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, September 29th.

The Lobos lead the series 41-14-2. The Lobos won the last meeting, 56-35, in 2016.

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WEEK FIVE: RED RAIDERS AT LOBOS
September 29th, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m., tonight

Stadium: Lobo Stadium

Coaches

Lee: Kurt Traylor

Longview: John King...read more.

LONGVIEW ADDRESSES ISSUES AHEAD OF TYLER LEE
September 28th, 2017

In District 11-6A, the sense of urgency is always there.

With a wide-open, anyone-can-win, eight-team gauntlet, it's a league that, win or lose, demands getting right back at it.

That's what Longview head coach John King has seen this week after the...read more.

BY THE NUMBERS: LOBOS VS HORN
September 24th, 2017

Staff writer Hayden Henry takes a by-the-numbers look at Longview's 52-34 loss to Mesquite Horn:

0: Second-quarter points for the Lobos, the first scoreless quarter this season for the Lobo offense.

31: Second-quarter points for Horn, more than the...read more.

STATE OF LOBOS AFTER 3-0 RUN IN NON-DISTRICT PLAY
September 23rd, 2017

Jermaine Givens and the Mesquite Horn Jaguars put on a show Friday night at E.H. Hanby Stadium.

Longview, meanwhile, opened District 11-6A action with a dud.

Givens accounted for four touchdowns as Mesquite Horn opened district action with a...read more.

LONGVIEW STRUGGLES IN 52-34 LOSS TO MESQUITE HORN
September 23rd, 2017

Longview knew Mesquite Horn brought a potent offensive attack to the table.

The Jaguars did just that Friday night but a dismal showing in all-three phases from the Lobos only added fuel to that fire.

Horn quarterback Jermaine Givens rolled up...read more.

WEEK FOUR: LONGVIEW AT MESQUITE HORN
September 22nd, 2017

Next Game: Longview will take on the Mesquite Horn Jaguars from E.H. Hanby Stadium in the 11th meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, September 22nd.

The Lobos lead the series 9-1-0. The Lobos won the last meeting, 47-37, in 2016.

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WEEK FOUR: LOBOS AT JAGUARS
September 22nd, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m., tonight

Stadium: Hanby Stadium, Mesquite

Coaches

Longview: John King

Horn: Mike Overton...read more.

KESSLER HOPES TO REPEAT REWARDS OF HARD WORK, PATIENCE
September 21st, 2017

Humbled, blessed and grateful are common words spoken when high school football players receive the chance to continue their careers at the next level.

For a kicker, where the scholarship spots are limited, words like patience and, at the same time, anxious, figure into the equation.

Longview's Chris Kessler knows...read more.

WIDE OPEN RACE AS 11-6A BEGINS FRIDAY
September 20th, 2017

Exactly 100 returning starters are back throughout District 11-6A this season.

That, paired with a district gauntlet that saw games week-in and week-out come down to a possession or two, has set the stage for another showdown.

It all begins Friday.

Longview travels to...read more.

STATE OF LOBOS AFTER 3-0 RUN IN NON-DISTRICT PLAY
September 17th, 2017

Statistically, 25 players on the Lobo defense have contributed a statistic.Even more have seen time and had a hand in Longview's strong start to the season on the defensive side of the ball.

An area that was touted to be the strength coming into the season for the 2017 Lobos, the defense fit the bill through Longview's non-district slate, where they've held opponents to a total of 30 points.

"We've been fairly consistent and we're continuing to see guys find their role," defensive coordinator Casey Pearce said. "So far, there's a been a lot of unselfishness.

"There hasn't been any with the amount of rotation that we've...read more.

LOBOS IMPROVE TO 3-0 IN 38-7 WIN OVER SOC
September 15th, 2017

Forty-five minutes of shutout football from the Longview defense has the Lobos off to a 3-0 start to the season for the first time in eight seasons.

The Lobo offense, when it could get out of its own way, had a hand in that too.

Jordan Lawson threw for two touchdown passes and the Lobos turned to running back by committee to take a...read more.

WEEK THREE: LONGVIEW VS SOUTH OAK CLIFF
September 15th, 2017

Next Game: Longview will take on the South Oak Cliff Golden Bears from Lobo Stadium in the 7th meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, September 15th.

The Lobos lead the series 5-0-1. The Lobos won the last meeting, 62-14, in 2016.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

WEEK THREE: GOLDEN BEARS AT LOBOS
September 15th, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m. tonight

Stadium: Lobo Stadium

Coaches

Longview: John King

South Oak Cliff: Jason Todd...read more.

HARMON A STEADY PERFORMER ON THE CORNER
September 15th, 2017

Roshodrick Harmon doesn't say much on the field at cornerback. As a three-year starter for the Longview Lobos, Harmon doesn't let opposing wide receivers make much noise either.

"Roshodrick doesn't say a lot out there and he doesn't have to," Longview head coach John King said. "He's big, fast and physical and not afraid to mix it up out there."

His career started early and was thrown into the mix for the Lobo secondary as a sophomore. Across the ball in...read more.

LOBOS TAKE ON FINAL NON-DISTRICT OPPONENT FRIDAY
September 14th, 2017

Longview rushing attack vs. South Oak Cliff defensive front. The Lobos are already in midseason form when it comes to running the football. In its two wins over Lufkin and Marshall to begin the season, Longview has averaged 274.5 yards on the ground.

The Lobos have gotten key contributions from a handful of players, including senior running back and leading rusher Jessie Anderson.

In the first two games, Anderson has rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries. Keilyn Williams, Paul Hutchins, Jason Roundtree, and quarterback A'Darius Carter have rushed for at least....read more.

FROM THE DEN: KING TALKS 41-7 WIN OVER MARSHALL
September 10th, 2017

Here's what head coach John King had to say Saturday morning from the Lobo Den:

On 2-0 start:"We're happy to be 2-0 but there are some things that we've got to improve on still. I think we can play a lot better football than what we played (Friday night).

To go out and handle your business against the...read more.

BY THE NUMBERS: LONGVIEW VS MARSHALL
September 10th, 2017

Staff writer Hayden Henry takes a by-the-numbers look at Longview's 41-7 over Marshall.

3: Quarterbacks used by Longview in the first half. A'Darius Carter started the game and played three series. Jordan Lawson entered with...read more.

LOBOS ROLL TO 41-7 BEATDOWN OF MAVERICKS
September 9th, 2017

Marshall struck first in the 107th edition of its annual meeting with Longview.

But that would be all the Mavericks would be able to put on the scoreboard.

The host Lobos put up 41 unanswered points, opening things up with a 14-point third quarter, in a 41-7 win over Mavericks on Friday night at Lobo Stadium.

Longview improved to 2-0 on the season, while Marshall dropped to 0-2, having faced two Class 6A teams to open the year.

Jessie Anderson scored twice and finished with...read more.

MARSHALL FALLS, 41-7, TO LONGVIEW
September 9th, 2017

After jumping to an early 7-0 lead, the Marshall Mavericks saw the Longview Lobos score 41 unanswered points to seal up the 41-7 win on Friday night at Lobo Stadium in the 107th meeting between the two teams.

With the loss, the Mavs fall to 0-2 on the season as the Lobos advance to 2-0.

Marshall passed for 158 yards and ran for 97 for a total of 255 yards and 14 first downs on the night. Sophomore quarterback J.J. Green went...read more.

LOBOS WIN 60TH GAME OVER THE MAVERICKS, 41-7
September 9th, 2017

Longview brought a revolving door of players offensively on Friday night in the 107th meeting with the Marshall Mavericks.

Meanwhile, the Lobo defense remained steady.

With that strong showing from the defense, Longview scored...read more.

WEEK TWO: LONGVIEW VS MARSHALL
September 8th, 2017

Next Game: Longview will take on the Marshall Mavericks from Lobo Stadium in the 107th meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, September 8th.

The Lobos lead the series 59-42-5. The Lobos won the last meeting, 56-7, in 2016.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

WEEK TWO: MAVERICKS AT LOBOS
September 8th, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m., tonight

Stadium: Lobo Stadium

Coaches

Longview: John King

Marshall: Claude Mathis...read more.

LONGVIEW-MARSHALL TO MEET FOR 107TH TIME
September 8th, 2017

High school coaches will say that sometimes you see the most improvement between Week 1 and Week 2.

John King and Claude Mathis both agreed that they saw improvements this week from their respective teams with the focus being in-house.

But for Longview and Marshall, Week 2 isn't simply just...read more.

LONGVIEW AND MARSHALL CLASH FOR 107TH TIME
September 8th, 2017

Key matchup: Marshall rushing attack vs. Longview defensive front. The Mavericks were unsure about the running back position before the season began after they lost three-year starter Cam Haller to graduation. But after Rodarius Smith's Week 1 performance, the Mavs are breathing a little easier. Smith put 133 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in Marshall's loss to Tyler Lee, part of a Marshall ground attack that rushed for 220 yards.

Considering Marshall has an offensive line that has three Division I recruits on it, the Mavs should always be able to run the football most nights. The trio of seniors Chasen Hines (LSU commit) and Kameron King (North Texas) and junior Christian Hood give Marshall a luxury few football teams in the state posses. It's the O-line's job to make Marshall's collection of skill players, including Smith, look good.

Longview had its issues containing Lufkin on the ground last week, especially in the first half. Panthers running back Isaiah Phillips rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns, helping keep Lufkin competitive into the second half....read more.

MAVS NEED OFFENSIVE LINE TO WIN
September 7th, 2017

Many games are decided in the trenches. Marshall athletic director and head football coach Claude Mathis expects it to be no different when his Mavericks go up against the Longview Lobos in the 107th meeting between the two schools.

"I'm looking for our offensive line to step up," Mathis said. "We have some guys up front that I think can get the job done. It's just a matter of when and it's time to get the job done right now. Of course J.J. (Green) is going to get some reps with OD (Oadarius Sellers) and our running game has got to improve.

"Our running backs have to find the holes. There's got to be more than one running back this Friday night and we'll see where it goes."

Coming into this season, expectations were high for the...read more.

MAVERICKS NEED DEFENSIVE TEAM EFFORT AGAINST LONGVIEW
September 6th, 2017

Finding a rivalry as historic as that of Marshall and Longview is a hard thing to do. Friday's meeting between the two will be the 107th as the Lobos have a record of 59-42-5 against the Mavericks.

Claude Mathis is in his first year as head coach of the Mavs but he has a strong appreciation for the historic rivalry.

"Just knowing Longview and knowing Marshall, and just hearing about how tickets are being sold, everybody is beating down the door for tickets, and just talking with the community, you can really appreciate it," Mathis said. "That's what football is all about, especially Texas football."

Mathis says it will be anything but...read more.

LOBO DEFENSE IGNITES LONGVIEW IN SEASON OPENING WIN OVER LUFKIN
September 2nd, 2017

Keilyn Williams began the 2017 season with a bang for Longview by returning the opening kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown, and a ferocious pass rush allowed the Lobos to open the year victoriously.

Longview scored 21 consecutive points in the third and fourth quarters to pull away from Lufkin, 35-16, Friday night at Lobo Stadium in the ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Game of the Week.

"We played well," said Longview head coach John King. "It wasn't pretty, and that was first-game jitters and inexperience, but we were able to beat a good football team tonight. Lufkin's got a lot of talent and they're well-coached, and our kids made some key plays."

The Lobos extended their lead in the...read more.

LONGVIEW PULLS AWAY FROM LUFKIN, 35-16
September 2nd, 2017

Longview's season started with a bang.

And then, some 47 minutes later, the Lobos walked away from Lobo Stadium with a 35-16 win over Lufkin in the season opener.

In between, some key plays, particularly from a disruptive night from the Lobo defense and some more fireworks from the offense, were the...read more.

WEEK ONE: LONGVIEW VS LUFKIN
September 1st, 2017

Next Game: Longview will take on the Lufkin Panthers from Lobo Stadium in the 80th meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, September 1st.

The Lobos lead the series 38-37-4. The Panthers won the last meeting, 35-24, in 2016.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

WEEK ONE: PANTHERS AT LOBOS
September 1st, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m., tonight

Stadium: Lobo Stadium

Coaches

Longview: John King

Lufkin: Todd Quick...read more.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: LOBOS VS PANTHERS
August 31st, 2017

Longview kicks off the season on Friday against Lufkin.

Here's some things to watch for in the season opener:

QB: Longview head coach John King was mum on Wednesday as to who...read more.

LOBOS' BROWN FILLS CHECKLIST AT TIGHT END
August 31st, 2017

There's a checklist when it comes to playing the tight end position in today's game.

Primarily, the position has involved getting a hand in the dirt and providing blocking in the run game and in pass protection.

Check.

As the position has evolved from another body on the...read more.

LOBOS/PANTHERS JOIN THSCA RELIEF EFFORTS
August 30th, 2017

Longview and Lufkin will once again meet to kick off the 2017 season on Friday at Lobo Stadium.

It's the 80th meeting between the two rivals. It's the season opener for two teams that have questions to answer about their respective teams. It's the Game of the Week for just about everyone.

Simply, it's Longview vs. Lufkin and that's...read more.

ETSN TOP 25 GAMES: #1 LONGVIEW AT JOHN TYLER
August 29th, 2017

Longview vs. John Tyler is one of East Texas' oldest and most heated rivalries, and on Oct. 27 in Tyler, it gets renewed for the 91st time.

And just like season, we expect this matchup to ultimately decide the District 11-6A championship.

The battle is ranked No. 1 on ETSN.fm's list of the...read more.

ETSN.FM CLASS 6A/5A TOP 10: NO. 2 LONGVIEW
August 28th, 2017

The 2016 season was a mixed bag for the Longview Lobos. On one hand, Longview captured a share of the District 11-6A title, by finishing in a first-place tie with rival John Tyler.

However, Longview suffered its first loss in the opening round of the playoffs since 2005.

Longtime Lobos head coach John King welcomes back 12 starters from...read more.

THE ZONE 2017 PREVIEW: DISTRICT 11-6A
August 27th, 2017

Take a look at the Longview News-Journal's district 11-6A preview for the 2017 football season.

In the following article, you can see a preview of all of 11-6A's team including Longview, John Tyler and Tyler Lee.

You can read more by...clicking here.

LOBOS ROLL OVER PIRATES IN LONE SCRIMMAGE
August 25th, 2017

Longview flexed its considerable brawn Friday morning in a controlled scrimmage against cross-town neighbor Pine Tree.

The Lobos, picked by many to win District 11-6A and ranked among the best in Texas, proved to indomitable in both controlled and live portions of play at Pirate Stadium.

Longview rolled out three quarterbacks, A'Darius Carter, Jordan Lawson and Haynes King, and each one acquitted himself well in the two and a half hour practice.

Collectively, the Lobo trio finished with...read more.

LONGVIEW DOMINATES PINE TREE IN SCRIMMAGE
August 25th, 2017

The sun hadn't been up long when Longview put the beat down on Pine Tree.

The Lobos got straight to the drubbing in a 9 a.m. scrimmage between the two teams Friday at Pirate Stadium.

Things started off with 12 snaps for each of the first teams, followed by 12 for the second teams, then 12 more for the first teams. After that, special teams got a few snaps before the real scrimmage two 12-minute quarters began.

The Lobos dominated both...read more.

LOBOS, PIRATES MEET IN LONE SCRIMMAGE
August 25th, 2017

Longview head coach John King and Pine Tree head coach Kerry Lane both want to see the same things today as the Lobos and Pirates get together for both teams lone scrimmage.

Leaving injury free, clean execution and simply getting after it against someone in a different colored jersey for the first time top the list.

But both teams, with questions still looming as the...read more.

ETSN TOP 25 GAMES: #8 LUFKIN AT LONGVIEW
August 22nd, 2017

It takes a lot of guts to voluntarily schedule Longview. It takes a lot of moxie to challenge Lufkin.

It takes even more confidence for two of East Texas' most premiere large-sized schools to face each other in the season-opener knowing they're on a crash course for each other once again in the postseason.

Lufkin at Longview is our eighth choice as we count down the...read more.

LOBOS LOOK TO BUILD OFF GOOD FIRST WEEK OF PRACTICE
August 18th, 2017

One play, one day was the message that Longview head coach John King had for his team following a post-photo day intrasquad scrimmage Saturday morning.

Fitting words as the Lobos wrapped up the first week of preseason practice.

"It won't make or break you," King said. "We've had a good week of work and now it's time to keep building on that."

For senior returning defensive lineman JC Blakemore, this fall started quite a while back for a...read more.

LOBOS KICKOFF PRE-SEASON PRACTICE
August 15th, 2017

Typical of a first day of practice, Longview opened fall camp on Monday with high participation numbers and an even higher amount of reps.

Head coach John King said 75 freshmen were on hand Monday morning and more than 150 were out in the afternoon for the...read more.

SPECIAL TEAMS, BACKFIELD STRONG AS LOBOS BEGIN PRACTICE
August 13th, 2017

Longview will open preseason practice with questions at quarterback and the line on offense and at linebacker on defense.

There are a few areas where the Lobos are sound entering Monday's practice.

Let's start with special teams.

A year ago, head coach John King and the Lobos entered the season...read more.

LOBO COACH LOOKS TO BUILD ON PRODUCTIVE SUMMER
August 12th, 2017

It's been a long but productive offseason for the Longview Lobos, one that comes to an end Monday with the start of preseason practice.

But with what Lobo head coach John King called a really good summer, Monday's session kicks off a few weeks of work, full of questions to be answered, for Longview.

"I thought we had a really good summer, a productive one, that followed a decent spring," King said. "We had at least 175 a day throughout the summer. We had a few thin weeks, but it was solid throughout."

Longview's defense grabbed the...read more.

ETSN TOP 25 GAMES: #22 MARSHALL AT LONGVIEW
August 8th, 2017

The 107th meeting between Longview and Marshall would have been exciting just for the fact it's the latest installment in Texas' oldest high school football rivalry. This year's edition isn't just any ordinary rivalry meeting, however.

This Sept. 8 meeting at Lobo Stadium could be a statement game for new Mavericks coach Claude Mathis. He's never led Marshall in this particular series, but he has seen Longview a handful of times in the past as the longtime head coach at DeSoto High School. In fact, Mathis considers Lobos head coach John King a personal friend, and that factored into his latest career move.

Mathis is back on the high school level after two seasons as...read more.

PRESEASON PRACTICE 14 DAYS AWAY
July 31st, 2017

Lobo football -- practice anyway -- returns 14 days from Monday.

Fourteen is also the number of sacks recorded a year ago from Longview underclassmen on the defensive side of the ball.

Returning starter D'Marjai Dearion, who has been busy this summer with various camps, recorded four sacks. Fellow lineman JC Blakemore also notched...read more.

'POOL OF DEATH' AWAITS LOBOS IN COLLEGE STATION
June 29th, 2017

Jordan Lawson made the comment between games at Longview's area 7-on-7 league this past week, saying this summer has been one of the hardest he's been through as a Lobo.

That's not a bad thing for the Longview senior quarterback.

"A lot of people have been looking forward to our season and this summer, especially after the spring, has been one of the hardest that we've...read more.

LOBOS PUNCH TICKET TO STATE TOURNAMENT
June 17th, 2017

Longview's defense set the tone in the spring when the pads were on.

On Saturday at the Tyler 7-on-7 state qualifying tournament, it was once again the defense that led the way.

Longview punched its ticket back to the state tournament for the first time since 2013 after turning in a rout of...read more.

LOBOS WIN TYLER SQT OVER MARSHALL, ADVANCE TO STATE
June 17th, 2017

Longview competed in the Tyler SQT today and finished 3-1 overall on the day after competing in Pool C with Whitehouse, Forney and Lindale.

The Lobos advanced to the Semi-Final after winning Pool C, and took on Marshall with the berth in the State Tournament on the line.

Click the following link to view the...Marshall SQT results.

LOBOS FINISH 1-2 AT LUFKIN SQT
June 10th, 2017

Longview competed in the Lufkin 7 on 7 SQT today and finished 1-2 overall on the day after competing in Pool C with Whitehouse and Friendswood.

The Lobos took on Spring DeKaney in the crossover game to start the day.

Click the following link to view the...Lufkin SQT results.

DEFENSE SETS TONE FOR LOBOS DURING SPRING
May 20th, 2017

Longview picked two words to carry through the offseason and spring practice.

Gather, which is what 177 Lobo football players did, was the first. Grind is the second part of that mantra.

"I really thought we got great effort out of our kids the entire spring, which started in the offseason," Longview head coach John King said. "It really picked up as we...read more.

BACK HOME, LOBOS HONOR TRENT WILLIAMS
May 16th, 2017

Trent Williams remembers his time at Lobo Stadium well.

He remembers the goals, dreams and aspirations. He remembers lining up next to friends and teammates. He remembers the grind.

Most of all, through a standout career on the football field, from his time as a Lobo to an All-American career at Oklahoma to an All-Pro career with the...read more.

RED ZONE TURNOVER GIVES BRUINS 34-33 VICTORY OVER LONGVIEW
November 12th, 2016

A long drive turned into a short trip Friday night for the Longview Lobos.

Up by six with under four minutes to play, a red zone turnover from the Lobos led to Beaumont West Brook's first lead of the night, enough for a 34-33 win from the host Bruins in a Class 6A, Division II, Region II bi-district playoff at the Thomas Center.

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