Longview Rolls Past Sulphur Springs to Clinch Postseason Spot
LONGVIEW -- Longview punched its ticket to the postseason in quick and convincing fashion Friday night at Lobo Stadium.
Behind three first-quarter touchdowns, Longview rolled to a 48-10 win over Sulphur Springs to shore up a playoff spot out of District 15-5A.
Longview picked up 257 yards on the ground, led by a 130-yard night from Braylynn Anthony. He added scoring jaunts of 37 and 61 yards for the Lobos, who moved to 7-2 overall and 5-1 in district play. The loss dropped Sulphur Springs to 0-9 on the season.
Tylan Miller notched a rushing score -- a 51-yarder on the game's first snap -- and finished with 79 yards. Austin Moore rushed for 94 yards with a 2-yard score.
Through the air, Longview quarterback Michael Ross finished with 84 passing yards with a 15-yard strike to Jordan Wyatt. Cody Jenkins rounded out the Lobos' offense with a pair of field goals from 30 and 37 yards.
Ameron Dean nabbed two interceptions defensively for Longview, returning one 50-plus yards to paydirt.
Sulphur Springs, which amassed 174 passing yards on the arm of sophomore quarterback Ryan Humphries, got on the board on its first possession with a 38-yard field goal from Julio Robles. Humphries connected with Tiesan Goodson early in the fourth quarter on a 36-yard scoring pass for the Wildcats' lone score of the night.
Miller took the first play 51 yards to the house to put Longview up 7-0 inside the game's first 20 seconds. Sulphur Springs navigated the field, but settled for Robles' 38-yard field goal.
From that point, the Lobos scored 41 unanswered.
Ross hit Wyatt for 15 yards and Anthony broke off a 37-yard run to close out the first quarter with a 21-3 Lobos lead.
Jenkins' scoring boots sandwiched Anthony's second touchdown run of the night in the second quarter for a 34-3 Lobos lead at halftime.
Dean returned his second interception of the night 50 yards to start the third quarter, and Moore notched the Lobos' final tally on a 2-yard burst with just over five minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Humphries and Goodson capped a 13-play, 75-yard march in the fourth quarter with a 15-yard score for the Wildcats, who visit Marshall next week, while Longview travels to Hallsville.