Longview Safety Traveion Webster Wins ETSN.fm + Dairy Queen Defensive Player Of The Week
Traveion Webster came up big over the top for Longview in its one-possession victory Friday against Rockwall.
The senior safety recorded 18 tackles and one of the Lobos' two interceptions in a 36-29 win. Those are really good numbers on any level and particularly for Class 6A -- where individual tackle numbers tend to be lower because the competing schools have deeper teams.
Webster (6-0, 202) is the ETSN.fm + Dairy Queen Defensive Player of the Week. And Longview is a team in complete control of its own destiny ahead of an open date this week and four more District 11-6A games down the stretch.
The safety, who is being recruited by Louisiana-Monroe and Central Arkansas, consistently ended Rockwall runs and catches at the third level of the defense and made the jump from a good performance to a great one with about 10 minutes remaining in regulation.
Up 23-21, and quickly after a Longview punt, Webster came up with his second interception of the season and teed running back Kendrevian White up for a 17-yard touchdown run plus a 30-21 advantage for the team.
Rockwall answered later in the quarter, made it a one-point game and got in position to win the contest when Longview gave away its second fumble of the night.
The Lobos' defense forced a turnover on downs, their offense capitalized on good field position and the defense closed the game with a second straight turnover on downs.
Longview (5-1, 3-0) won control of the district with the victory. It is the only team still undefeated within the league ahead of big games with John Tyler and Rockwall-Heath later this month.
Rockwall (1-5, 1-2), a favorite to win the district in the preseason, inched closer to elimination from the playoffs.
ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Defensive Players of the Week
- Week 6 (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) -- Traveion Webster, DB, Longview
- Week 5 (Sept. 22-24) -- Alex Thlang, LB, Elkhart
- Week 4 (Sept. 15-Sept. 17) -- Brandon Cook, DB, White Oak
- Week 3 (Sept. 8-Sept. 10) -- Dekalen Goodson, DL, John Tyler
- Week 2 (Sept. 1-Sept. 3) -- Taylor Smith, DB, Jefferson
- Week 1 (Aug. 25-Aug. 27) -- Keylon Johnson, DE, Waskom