Beaumont West Brook Capitalizes on Costly Turnover to Eliminate Longview, 34-33
BEAUMONT -- Up by six points, the Lobos committed its lone turnover of the night and the Bruins capitalized, converting a fourth down just past the 50 to lay claim to its first lead of the night and hold on in a 34-33 win over the Lobos at Beaumont ISD’s CA Butch Thomas Center.
Longview put up a long, potential game-winning field goal which sailed left, ending the Lobos’ season at 8-3. West Brook claims its first postseason victory since the 2010 season and advances to take on Lakeview in the area round.
Intermission brought at 14-14 tie in a quick first half that featured six total possessions.
Longview built a 24-14 lead with 10 unanswered points in the third quarter. In a span of 12 seconds off the clock, Longview led 31-21 inside the final 20 seconds of the third quarter.
West Brook answered once again to start the fourth. Longview blocked and returned the ensuing PAT for a 33-27 lead with 8:19 showing. Marching inside the redzone, Longview coughed up the ball at the 10.
A potent Bruins offensive attack, led by a 208 total-yard night from L’Ravien Elia, went on the drive and converted a fourth and six before the sophomore dual-threat struck through the air on a tipped ball for a 34-33 lead with 1:38 left.
Longview marched but the 47-yard field goal attempt to extend its season was wide.
D’Crayvan Pol finished with 159 yards and two touchdowns in the loss for the Lobos. Kendrevian White totaled 95 rushing yards and Jessie Anderson pounded away 45 yards with a score.
Elia finished with 154 passing – 127 going to receiver Kandin Robertson – and added 58 yards with a touchdown scamper on the ground. Joel Denley punched in three scores, totaling 137 rushing yards in the process for West Brook.