Longview Jumps All Over Pine Tree, Beginning 15-5A With 61-6 Rout
LONGVIEW -- Longview scored on its first three possessions and never looked back in Friday’s District 15-5A opener against Pine Tree.
The Lobos tallied 21 points in the first quarter and steamrolled to a 61-6 win over the visiting Pirates at Lobo Stadium.
Longview moved to 3-1 on the season and 1-0 in district play. Pine Tree fell to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in 15-5A action.
Six Lobo ball carriers racked up at least 20 yards, four of which crossed the 50-yard mark and notched touchdowns in the win.
Austin Moore scored twice, finishing with four carries for 54 yards. Braylynn Anthony led the way with 106 yards on five touches, including a 85-yard score. Tylan Miller picked up 98 yards on 10 caries, including a touchdown, and Tyler Buchanan-Anderson rounded out the Lobos' ground attack with 67 yards and a score.
Michael Ross finished 9-for-14 for 145 yards and two touchdowns. He hit Jordan Wyatt for a 52-yard score and fellow tight end Jacorian Jones for an 11-yard scoring completion.
Miller and the Lobos dialed up some trickery with a halfback pass to Jon Sorey for a 35-yard touchdown.
In total, Longview finished with 397 rushing yards, while the Lobo defense held Pine Tree to 190 total yards.
Defensively for the Lobos, Travian Clayborn pulled down two interceptions and recovered a fumble.
Ross found Jones to open the contest with a 16-yard score for Longview.
Miller notched his rushing score on the following possession on a 9-yard run and, after Clayborn snatched a fumble on the following kick, Miller hit Sorey for a 25-yard score – the Lobos’ second in 18 seconds off the game clock – for a 21-0 lead. Sorey finished with five catches for 76 yards.
Pine Tree got on the board early in the second quarter with a 23-yard scoring toss from Daniel Bonamy to Maliq Owens at the 10:13 mark.
The Lobo defense pitched a shutout the rest of the way, while the offense gained steam.
Clayborn’s pick-six extended Longview’s lead to 28-6 and a Ross-Wyatt hook up for 52 yards gave Longview a 34-6 lead at halftime.
Moore notched both of his scores in the third quarter on carries of 17 and 5 yards. Anderson and Anthony rounded out the ground barrage with fourth-quarter runs of 6 and 85 yards, respectively.
Pine Tree visits Marshall next, while Longview makes the trip to Greenville.