Longview Completes 60-14 Rout of Marshall
MARSHALL -- As it has been in recent years, East Texas' oldest rivalry was a lopsided affair Friday.
Longview wasted no time building a lead on Marshall. The Lobos scored three touchdowns in the first quarter, separating themselves early in an eventual 60-14 victory.
Longview (2-0) got contributions from its typical playmakers, but not in the typical categories. Haynes King, the quarterback, led the team in rushing with 101 yards on four carries, while running back Jessie Anderson finished with three receptions for 79 yards.
"We didn’t go in planning it that way, but we just kind of take what they give us," coach John King said. "I thought we had some chances in the first half to finish the thing off, but we missed some opportunities with turnovers in the red zone and had a couple of missed throws that we could have scored on. All in all I’m pleased with it. We ran the ball better and more consistently. It was a lot better effort.”
Haynes King scored the first touchdown on a read option play. He ran straight up the middle untouched for 38 yards. The second was also a read option play in which he went 48 yards to start the second quarter.
“It’s a confidence booster," Haynes King said. "It opens the playbook up on offense, too. I pulled the ball on a little read option and the field opened up so I took advantage of that.”
Longview used a 44-yard pass from Haynes King to Kamden Perry to set up its second score, a 6-yard run from Anderson. But that was the only connection King would make with Perry all night. Instead, he hooked up with Anderson on a few occasions, including a 35-yard touchdown pass to start the second half.
Anderson was solid in every facet, finishing with 118 total yards and three touchdowns. John King also praised his blocking.
“He played well," he said. "He blocked well and caught the ball out of the backfield. You see him running and he’s a load.”
The Longview defense also did its part, keeping the Mavericks (1-1) star receiving corps in check.
Marshall quarterback J.J. Green finished only 11-of-30 with two interceptions. Tainique Taylor, who had the game-sealing interception against Lufkin a week ago, came up with another pick in the corner of the end zone on fourth down late in the game.
Lobo defensive back Jephaniah Lister said facing that level of talent motivated the Lobos going into the game.
“In the beginning I came out a little nervous," Lister said. "At the end, we all followed the game plan and came through.”
The Lobos took a 61-42-5 in the series with the victory. They will next face John Tyler at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Longview. Marshall will look to get back on track when it faces Carthage at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Marshall.
Longview 60, Marshall 14
At Maverick Stadium, Marshall
Longview 21 17 7 15 – 60
Marshall 7 14 0 0 – 14
LONG -- Haynes King 38 run (J.K. Martin kick), 9:30.
LONG -- Jessie Anderson 6 run (Martin kick), 5:46.
LONG -- Anderson 6 run (Martin kick), 3:17.
MAR -- DeKendrick Bender 78 pass from J.J. Green (Melvin Salinas kick), 1:03.
LONG -- King 48 run (Martin kick), 11:44.
LONG -- Kaden Kearbey 47 pass from King (Martin kick), 10:36.
MAR -- Dominique Williams 4 run (Salinas kick), 1:17.
LONG -- Martin 32 field goal, 0:00.
LONG -- Anderson 35 pass from King (Martin kick), 9:27.
LONG -- Kaden Meredith 2 run (Martin kick), 11:08.
LONG -- Meredith 1 run (Jayden Williams to Jhailon Braden 2-point conversion), 7:40.
First Downs 15 6
Total Yards 553 258
Rushes-Yards 40-331 25-81
Passing Yards 222 177
Comp.-Att.-Int. 9-19-1 12-31-2
Punts-Avg. 1-45.0 6-26.2
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 3-2
Penalties-Yards 10-105 12-120
RUSHING—Longview, Haynes King 4-101, Keilyn Williams 13-89, Harvey Boyd 2-51, Jessie Anderson 4-49, Kaden Meredith 10-41, Kevin Jones 2-8, Corey Jones 2-(-1), Team 3-(-7). Marshall, Dominique Williams 9-44, JJ Green 4-35, Treylin Lewis 7-29, Tahj Washington 1-4, Adrian Williams 1-4, DeMarcus Williams 1-(-8), Team 1-(-28).
PASSING—Longview, King 9-19-1--222. Marshall, Green 11-30-2—176, Brent Burris 1-1-0--3.
RECEIVING—Longview, Anderson 3-79, Kaden Kearbey 2-58, Kamden Perry 1-44, Kyas Moore 1-26, Jayden Williams 1-12, Keilyn Williams 1-3. Marshall, DeKendrick Bender 3-87, Dominique Williams 3-36, Savion Williams 2-30, Jakobe Mitchell 2-20, Tahj Washington 2-4.