PREVIEW: Longview Clashes with Beaumont West Brook in Bi-District
CLASS 6A DIVISION II
Region II Bi-District Playoff
Longview Lobos (9-1)
Beaumont West Brook Bruins (7-2)
7:30 p.m. Thursday
Wolf Stadium, San Augustine
- Longview: John King
- Beaumont West Brook: William Peevey
- Longview: def. Mesquite, 61-3
- Beaumont West Brook: def. Conroe, 39-25
- Winner faces either Dallas Jesuit or Lakeview Centennial, area playoffs
- TE Jaylin Brown, Sr., 6-3, 205 (20 catches, 441 yards, 7 TDs)
- QB Haynes King, Soph., 6-3, 170 (72 of 133, 1,232 yards, 11 TDs, 5 INTs; 12 carries, 92 yards, 1 TD)
- RB Keilyn Williams, Jr., 5-5, 145 (115 carries, 708 yards, 12 TDs; 7 catches, 138 yards, 1 TD)
- WR Kamden Perry, Jr., 6-0, 165 (21 catches, 312 yards, 1 TD)
- DB Jephaniah Lister, Jr., 5-9, 155 (77 tackles, 1 for loss, 1 sack, 2 INTs, 1 PBU)
- DB Jalen Carr, Sr., 5-10, 150 (28 tackles, 2 for loss, 1 sack, 8 INTs, 1 PBU, 3 blocked kicks)
- DL JC Blakemore, Sr., 5-11, 220 (43 tackles, 11 for loss, 5 sacks, 2 PBUs, 3 fumble recoveries)
- WR A'Darius Carter, Sr., 6-4, 205 (19 catches, 333 yards, 3 TDs; 20 carries, 119 yards, 10 TDs)
Beaumont West Brook
- QB L'Ravien Elia, Jr., 6-1, 176
- WR/DB Brain Simon, Sr., 5-10, 160
- WR Deonte Simpson, Jr., 5-11, 175
- RB Steven Jones, Sr., 5-8, 172
- WR Damon Ward, Jr., 6-1, 198
Just the facts
- Longview's 2017 opponents have a cumulative record of 57-43 (.570).
- Beaumont West Brook's 2017 opponents have a cumulative record of 33-38 (.465).
- Longview is averaging 41.2 points and 390.4 yards per game -- 209.6 rushing and 180.8 passing.
- Lobo running back Keilyn Williams is averaging 6.15 yards per carry.
- Lobo WR A'Darius Carter is averaging a touchdown every other time he gets a carry. He has 20 carries and 10 touchdowns.
- Beaumont West Brook is averaging 43.1 points per game and giving up 25.3 points.
- These teams met last season with Beaumont West Brook winning a close matchup, 34-33.
Key matchup: Haynes King against the Beaumont West Brook defense. King has performed well since taking over as starter, but remember, he is only a sophomore.
He is still prone to the mistakes that come with being a younger player. It is up to Beaumont West Brook to capitalize on this and try to force turnovers. If it can do that, the Bruins will have a shot at advancing.
If not, it could be bad news.
King has targets. Jaylin Brown is one of the better tight ends in East Texas, and has caught seven touchdowns this season, Kamden Perry and A'Darius Carter have also proven big at times for King this season.
If he can get the ball into their hands and minimize turnovers, the Lobos should advance with ease.
Don't be surprised if: Jalen Carr ends up with an interception. Takeaways won't just be important for the Bruins. The Lobos defense has won many games this season and Carr has been a big part of that.
He ranks second in East Texas with eight interceptions this season. The Bruins should be extremely wary of throwing in his direction. If they aren't careful, he will add to that total.
If that happens, Longview will be in a much better position to advance.