Dezmond Chumley Throws Four TDs to Lift Longview Over Mesquite + Likely District 12-5A Title
MESQUITE -- Longview used a 27-point second quarter to get ahead and stay ahead to beat Mesquite, 37-22, on Friday night in District 12-5A action at Memorial Stadium.
Lobo quarterback Dezmond Chumley finished 15-of-24 for 226 yards and four touchdowns for Longview, which, with the win, sealed a postseason appearance for the 13th consecutive season. And thanks to Tyler Lee's thrilling 61-54 win over Mesquite on Friday night in Tyler, Longview virtually clinched its ninth district title in 10 seasons.
Texas commit Dorian Leonard hauled in six catches for 103 yards and a pair of scores while L’darrius Peterson had 111 yards on the ground for Longview, which improved to 7-1 on the year and 4-0 in district.
North Mesquite (6-2, 2-2) opened the contest with a 13-play, 78-yard drive but failed to capitalize and took a 3-0 lead on a 21-yard field goal from Chris Berumen.
Longview responded in similar fashion, taking the ball to the Stallion 26 yard line with Andres Perez knotting the contest with a 42-yard kick early in the second quarter.
The following kickoff would set the tone for the rest of the quarter.
A North Mesquite returner coughed up the ball after a 30-plus yard return, sparking a four-straight string of possessions starting in Stallion territory for Longview.
Perez added his second field goal from 35 yards, before Chumley started a 6-for-7 string of completions, including three scores and four completions of 20-plus yards.
Berumen drained a 48-yard field goal with no time on the clock after North Mesquite starting quarterback Cody Williams was carted off the field with an injury to make the score 27-6 at the break. He added a 20-yard kick on the Stallions’ first drive in the second half.
T’Varius Luke, who rushed for 126 yards on 15 touches, put North Mesquite’s first touchdown in from five yards out and Shateek Nasir found Kayveon Brown for a 34-yard touchdown inside the contest’s final minute for the 37-22 final. Nasir finished with 141 yards through the air.
Longview hosts Tyler Lee on Thursday while North Mesquite travels to face Rockwall-Heath on Friday.