Longview Holds Off Rockwall + Earns 31-21 Road Win
ROCKWALL – Longview held on to its lead in crunch time in a pivotal road game against the Rockwall Yellowjackets on Friday night at Wilkerson Sanders Memorial Stadium.
Rockwall pulled to within three points before Longview forced its fourth turnover of the night to preserve a 31-21 win in District 11-6A action.
Longview moved to 5-1 on the season and 2-1 in league play. Rockwall dropped to 2-4 on the season and 1-2 in district action.
Jalen Carr had his second of three interceptions as Rockwall, which had scored 14 unanswered points, went on a late fourth-quarter drive trailing by three. That set up a Lobos score and Carr pulled down his third pick on the ensuing drive to send Longview home with a win.
Haynes King threw two touchdown passes and Keilyn Williams added two scores on the ground for Longview, which led 14-7 at halftime. Chris Kessler added 26-yard field goal for the Lobos.
Rockwall quarterback Jacob Clark finished with 287 passing yards and all three Yellowjackets touchdowns. Jaxon Smith finished with 177 receiving yards, including a nine-yard scoring haul.
Carr’s first pick set up a 21-yard pass from King to Jaquan Edwards for a quick 7-0 Lobos lead.
Clark had a 41-yard completion and hit Cole Talley on a seven-yard response.
Williams capped a late first-quarter drive with a two-yard punch-in and a 14-7 Longview lead that carried into halftime.
Longview upped that lead to 17 points in the third quarter with a King pass to A’Darius Carter and Kessler’s field goal.
Rockwall then marched 71 and 80 yards, respectively, to pull within three, 24-21, with 8:05 remaining in the game.
After a Lobos punt, Rockwall again went on the march before Carr picked off a crucial pass, setting up Williams’ second scoring scamper and the Longview win.