Tylan Miller + Longview Blast Longtime Rival Marshall, 56-13
LONGVIEW -- Tylan Miller had a hand in four touchdowns as Longview continued its dominant run so far through District 15-5A with a resounding 56-13 win over Marshall on Friday night at Lobo Stadium.
After a 0-2 start to the season, the Lobos have won four straight and now sit 3-0 in district action. Marshall fell to 3-3 on the season and 1-2 in 15-5A action.
Miller rolled up 107 yards on the ground with a pair of 1-yard scores and another from 8 yards away. He also threw an 18-yard touchdown pass.
Longview quarterback Dezmond Chumley finished 7 of 12 for 129 yards with one interception. Antonio Carter caught five passes for 84 yards, including the 18-yard strike from Miller. Marquies Hunter led the Lobos on the ground, rumbling for 108 yards as Longview amassed nearly 450 yards of total offense.
The Lobo defense came away with five turnovers -- three interceptions and two fumble recoveries -- while holding Marshall to 211 yards of total offense.
Miller capped the Lobos’ opening drive with an 8-yard run and Keenan Madden fell on a snap over the Marshall punter’s head in the end zone to quickly give Longview a 14-0 lead early in the first quarter.
Miller’s second score of the night put Longview ahead 21-0 after the first quarter.
The Lobos opened the second quarter with Miller’s 18-yard halfback pass to Carter and the Longview defense completed the first-half shutout.
Marshall opened the second half with a three-play scoring drive with Chavis Mills going 45 yards for the Mavericks’ first score.
Longview responded with 21 unanswered points, including Miller’s third rushing touchdown of the night, a 1-yard score from Chumley and a 10-yard run from junior quarterback Cameron Castleberry.
Marshall’s second score came on another big play with Justin Hart hitting John Love, who turned on the jets for a 69-yard score with under nine minutes left in the contest.
Michael Ross added a 7-yard run with five minutes left in the contest for the 56-13 final.
Marshall hits the road to Greenville next week, while Longview travels to Texas High.