Longview Lobos (5-3, 2-2)
vs.
Tyler Lee Red Raiders (1-7, 0-4)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium, Tyler

Coaches
Longview: John King
Lee: Darrell Piske

Last week
Longview: def. North Mesquite, 52-3
Lee: lost to Mesquite, 51-9

Next week
Longview: vs. Rockwall
Lee: at Rockwall-Heath

Playmakers

Longview

  • FS Corey Bartley, Sr., 5-7, 155 (95 tackles, 5 INTs, 1 forced fumble, 1 recovery, 12 PBUs, 4 kick blocks, 1 punt block, 1 def. TD)
  • LB DeMarkus Lathan, Sr., 5-9, 190 (94 tackles, 7 for loss, 2 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, 4 PBUs, 1 kick block)
  • RB Tory White, Sr., 5-9, 175 (126 carries, 810 yards, 8 TDs)
  • QB Dezmond Chumley, Soph., 5-11, 185 (44 of 79, 653 yards, 9 TDs, 1 INT)
  • DE Tre Allen, Sr., 6-0, 225 (22 tackles, 7 for loss, 3 sacks, 1 kick block; committed to Arkansas State)
  • CB Nakia Brown, Sr., 5-10, 180 (39 tackles, 1 INT, 1 forced fumble, 4 PBUs; 2 punt return TDs)
  • LB Torean Sheppard, Sr., 5-10, 185 (84 tackles, 5 for loss, 2 forced fumbles, 1 recovery, 4 PBUs)
  • DT Cornelius Williams, Sr., 5-10, 290 (51 tackles, 12 for loss, 2 sacks)
  • DE Jalen Porter, Sr., 6-0, 210 (45 tackles, 7 for loss, 1 sack, 3 forced fumbles, 1 recovery, 1 def. TD)

 

Tyler Lee

  • RB Marcus White, Sr., 5-6, 185 (61 carries, 354 yards, 2 TDs)
  • K/P Lumi Kaba, Sr., 6-2, 180 (4 FGs, 14 PATs; 42-yard average on 37 punts)
  • OL Zacchaeus Page, Sr., 6-4, 305
  • RB LaQuintas Wallace, Sr., 5-10, 190 (105 carries, 583 yards, 7 TDs)
  • DE/LB Del'kei Derrett, Sr., 6-1, 240
  • LB Deontay Walker, Sr., 5-11, 205
  • DL Triston Taylor, Jr., 6-1, 255

 

Just the facts

  • Longview sophomore QB Dezmond Chumley completed 8 of 10 passes for 111 yards and four TDs in last week's 52-3 rout of North Mesquite.
  • Longview averages 32.4 points per game and allows 19.6.
  • Lee averages 16.0 points per game and yields 33.9.
  • Longview has won the following game every time it has lost this season, winning those three contests by an average of 30.0 points.
  • Lee has lost four games in a row by an average of 31.8 points.
  • Longview has beaten Lee nine consecutive seasons.
  • Lee's last win vs. Longview was 18-14 in 2003 (Longview beat Lee 22-21 later in the round-robin district schedule).
Tyler Lee RB/FB Marcus White. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Key matchup: Lee's ground game vs. Longview's defensive front. Lee's best shot at snagging an upset win against the Lobos is to keep Longview's athletic defense on the field as long as possible to tire that unit and prevent the Lobo offense from dictating the game's pace. That's a lot easier said than done. Longview's defensive line has performed as well as any unit on the Lobos' team this year, and with Chapel Hill transfer Tre Allen making his presence felt already, Longview is even stronger up front.

 

Don't be surprised if: Longview stretches its winning streak against Tyler Lee to 10 games. For the third time this season, Longview responded in a big way to a loss, destroying North Mesquite 52-3 last week coming off a tough loss to Mesquite Horn. Sophomore quarterback Dezmond Chumley had another strong outing, completing 80 percent of his passes and spreading the ball around to multiple receivers. Combined with senior tailback Tory White, the Lobos appear to be finally clicking offensively on the ground and through the air and have overcome the loss of veteran QB Bivins Caraway in the first game of the season. Senior Justinn Spady has been a consistent receiver, and junior Dorian Leonard has emerged as a big-play target, something his 6-foot-5 frame suggested he could become. Lee has struggled mightily in District 12-5A play, and hosting a Longview team that could be hitting its stride on both sides of the ball -- and one that has owned the Red Raiders for almost a decade -- is not the break Lee needs at this point in the season.