Longview Erupts in Second Half to Rout Beaumont West Brook, 42-21
LONGVIEW – With a slim lead at halftime, Longview turned it on in the third quarter to avenge a playoff loss from a year ago.
With a five-score outing after halftime, Longview knocked off Beaumont West Brook, 42-21, on Friday night at Lobo Stadium in the Class 6A Division II Region II bi-district round.
A’Darius Carter accounted for three Lobo touchdowns in the win, hauling in one touchdown pass and two in the ground game against West Brook, who sent the Lobos home in the postseason opener in 2016.
Longview outscored the visiting Bruins, 28-8, in the third quarter in the win.
Keilyn Williams totaled 119 yards with a touchdown for Longview. Paul Hutchins added a 73-yard run and Carter had 32 yards on six carries.
Haynes King finished with 188 passing yards and two touchdowns, hitting Carter on an 80-yard pitch-and-catch and Jaylin Brown on a 47-yard hook-up.
Defensively, Jalen Carr nabbed an interception for Longview. West Brook finished with less than 100 yards rushing on the night.
After a game-opening drive to put Longview ahead in the first quarter, West Brook scored on a 20-yard pass play in the second quarter but the point-after attempt was blocked for a 7-6 scoreline at halftime.
Hutchins opened the third with his touchdown run before the Bruins answered right back with a short romp from James Jones and a two-point pass to tie it up 14-14.
King had two touchdown tosses, Williams added his rushing score and Carter posted a seven-yard run to open the fourth quarter for a 28-0 run for Longview.
West Brook scored its third touchdown with less than two minutes remaining.