Longview Wins Ninth District Title in 10 Years With 41-7 Rout of Rockwall
ROCKWALL – Longview put up 20 first-quarter points en route to a 41-7 win over Rockwall, capping an undefeated run through District 12-5A on Friday night at Wilkerson Sanders Stadium in Rockwall.
Dezmond Chumley connected on seven of his eight pass attempts for 78 yards and two touchdowns for Longview, which closed the regular season at 9-1 and will open the postseason against Rowlett at 4 p.m. Saturday at Kincaide Stadium in Dallas.
Travin Howard returned his second punt for a touchdown this season and the Lobos defense limited Rockwall to under 150 yards of total offense in the win.
JaMycal Hasty picked up 117 yards on the ground and had two catches for 25 yards in his return after missing the past two games with an ankle injury. Stephon Anthony had two catches for 67 yards for Longview, including a 19-yard touchdown catch-and-run. Jeremy Powell barreled for touchdown runs of one and two yards.
The Lobo defense forced a quick three-and-out from Rockwall to begin the contest and Howard navigated the field for a 46-yard punt return to put Longview up early.
Back-to-back interception from Troy Daniels and Jhavuarian Moore set up Powell’s one-yard blast and Chumley’s first touchdown toss to Jordan Whitaker from two yards away to give Longview a 20-0 lead with seven seconds left in the first quarter.
Chumley found Hasty out of the backfield for 17 yards and the junior added a 9-yard run on the Lobos’ second possession of the second quarter. Chumley hit Anthony in the flat before the senior receiver juked two Yellowjacket defenders for a 19-yard touchdown to give Longview a 27-0 lead at halftime.
Hasty had runs of 36 and 12 on Longview’s first drive after intermission, setting up Powell’s second score from two yards out.
Rockwall got on the board after Will Smith scooped a Lobo fumble and returned it to the Longview two-yard line. Quarterback Jacob Bullard scored two plays later with 11:53 left in the contest.
Sophomore running back Taylon Miller highlighted a six-play, 52-yard fourth-quarter march for Longview with 35 yards on the ground, including a nine-yard score for the 41-7 final. He finished with 58 yards on the night.