Longview Running Game Propels Lobos to 35-14 Win Over Texas High
[By Josh Richert, Special to ETSN.fm]
LONGVIEW — Longview rolled up 367 yards of total offense — 262 on the ground — and knocked Texas High from the 15-5A unbeatens with a 35-14 victory Friday at Lobo Stadium.
D'Crayvan Polk rushed for a pair of scores and 146 yards, and Lobos quarterback Michael Ross threw a score and ran for another. Kendrevian White also had a late TD run, sandwiched between a pair of Tiger TD passes.
Cade Pearson threw for 274 yards and both scores on 23-of-37 passing.
Jaylen Rhone caught seven balls for the Tigers for 125 yards and had a 58-yard scoring grab. Tevailance Hunt scored with just under four minutes left to play on a 34-yard strike when he juked the defender after making the catch.
Texas High running back JaKardi Witcher was held under 100 yards for the first time, finishing with 12 carries for 35 yards, just 10 shy of 1,000 on the season.
Two Texas High turnovers in the first half led to 14 Longview points. The Lobos fumbled the ball on the third play of the game, but the Tigers fumbled at the 1-yard line going in.
Longview marched 99 yards in 11 plays, with Ross connecting with Jordan Wyatt for a 9-yard score to finish off the drive. Jon Swift had the early fumble recovery for Texas High, and Ja'Quavion Faggans had the recovery for the Lobos.
The Tiger again pushed into Longview territory, but a tipped pass landed in Lobo cornerback Ameron Dean's hands for an interception. Four plays later, Polk raced 42 yards to paydirt.
Polk scored his second TD on the Lobos' next possession on a 10-yard rush, finishing off a 4-play, 62-yard drive.
Longview 35, Texas High 14
At Lobo Stadium, Longview
Texas High 0 0 7 7 — 14
Longview 7 14 7 7 — 35
LON--Jordan Wyatt 9 pass from Michael Ross (Cody Jenkins kick), 4:04.
LON--D'Crayvan Polk 42 run (Jenkins kick), 11:08.
LON--Polk 10 run (Jenkins kick), 5:28.
LON--Ross 7 run (Jenkins kick), 4:27.
TH--Jaylen Rhone 58 pass from Cade Pearson (Ethan Montez kick), 1:58.
LON--Kendrevian White 8 run (Jenkins kick), 10:30.
TH--Tevailance Hunt 34 pass from Pearson (Montez kick), 3:58.
First Downs 16 17
Total Yards 326 367
Rushes-Yards 26-52 39-262
Passing Yards 274 105
Comp.-Att.-Int. 23-37-1 5-10-0
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties-Yards 4-40 4-20
Punts-Avg. 3-29.0 4-31.5
RUSHING -- Texas High, JaKardi WItcher 12-35, Pearson 6-8, Deuntae Mack 2-7, Deshun Villa 1-4, Markese Martin 5-(minus 2). Longview, Polk 16-146, Ross 5-45, White 5-35, Austin Moore 6-17, Braylynn Anthony 4-12, Trajan Bush 2-4, Tylan Miller 1-3.
PASSING -- Texas High, Pearson 23-37-1-274. Longview, Ross 5-9-0-105, Gaylon Wiley 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING -- Texas High, Rhone 7-125, Hunt 2-39, Jacoby Block 3-22, Eric Sutton 2-13, Chaz Davis 1-12, Witcher 6-48, Martin 1-9, Jaqualen Brown 1-6. Longview, Jon Sorey 2-37, Wyatt 2-29, Austin Moore 1-39.