|LONGVIEW - Longview used a methodical 15-play drive to open the postseason Friday night against Beaumont West Brook.
In the second half, the Lobos broke it wide open.
With a 7-6 lead at halftime, Longview used a 28-point third quarter to pull away from West Brook for a 42-21 win in a Class 6A, Division II, Region II bi-district contest at Lobo Stadium.
Longview, which moves to 10-1 on the season, advances to the area round where they'll meet Dallas Jesuit, a 79-55 winner over Garland Lakeview Centennial on Friday night, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 at Kincaide Stadium in Dallas.
West Brook, which knocked off the Lobos in the first round a year ago in Beaumont, concludes its season at 6-3.
A third quarter trend continued on Friday night for the Lobos, who have scored 147 points and allowed 25 all season in the frame.
"Our kids worked their tail off this week to come out here and take care of business and they did that," Longview head coach John King said. "They just flat out came out ready to play.
"It was a matter of us pulling the trigger and getting after it."
Longview went 4-for-4 with touchdowns in the 28-point third quarter, rolling up 277 yards in the 12 minutes. The Lobo defense, meanwhile, surrendered eight points to West Brook, which entered Friday night averaging 42 points per game.
Longview's defense held West Brook to 80 yards on 34 carries in the win.
Jalen Carr pulled down his ninth interception of the season, Kyle Johnson blocked his third kick of the season and the Lobo defense, led by a disruptive night up front, forced nine negative plays overall.
Offensively, the Lobos rolled up 439 yards of total offense, turning in 248 on the ground and 191 through the air.
Keilyn Williams finished with 127 yards on 22 carries with a six-yard touchdown.
"Great effort from a tough dude that came to compete," King said of Williams. "He knew he was going to have to carry the load and he did."
Haynes King finished 10-for-13 passing for 191 yards and two touchdowns on the night.
Longview also turned in a big-play night with fullback Paul Hutchins racing 73 yards to the house, the Lobos' longest run from scrimmage all season.
King also connected with A'Darius Carter for an 80-yard touchdown catch-and-run, the longest through the air for Longview. Carter rounded out his three-touchdown night with scoring runs of one and seven yards.
Jaylin Brown hauled in King's second touchdown pass on a highlight-reel catch for 47 yards, giving the tight end 17 career touchdown catches, tying Malcolm Kelly's school record, according to Lobo historian Bill Simpson.
West Brook picked up two first downs to open before punting for the first of six times on the night.
Williams started his night with a 10-yard run as the Lobos went on a 15-play drive that spanned over seven minutes with Carter putting in the score on a one-yard run.
Three series later, West Brook answered with a seven-play, 64-yard march with a 20-yard touchdown pass from L'Ravien Elia to Deonte Simpson. Elia finished with 137 passing yards and zero rushing yards on 15 carries.
Johnson blocked the ensuing kick for a 7-6 Lobo lead that carried into halftime.
On the third play of the third quarter, Hutchins took a straight dive up the middle for 73 yards.
West Brook answered with a nine-play, 75-yard and two-point pass for a 14-all game with 8:14 left.
On the next snap, King connected with Carter for an 80-yard touchdown, sparking a 28-0 run from the host Lobos.
"It was a good shot in the arm and a heck of a time to get them too," King said of the big plays. "Paul's run was big and they answer.
"We come back and hit AC on play action."
Jephaniah Lister had a tackle for loss on West Brook's third-and six at their own 39 on the next drive.
"Big, big play there," King said. "Heck of a call."
Williams then had all six carries on a 48-yard drive, capped with a six-yard score to put Longview up, 28-14.
West Brook went for a double pass on the next possession that ended up in Carr's hands for his ninth pick of the season.
Three plays later, King rolled out and hit Brown, who made a fingertip catch for a 47-yard score to enter the Lobo record books.
"Jaylin is a heck of player, a solid blocker, great route runner and has great ball skills.
"He beat his block, the throw was on the money and it was a great catch. To be in the company of Malcolm Kelly is pretty special."
After a turnover on downs from West Brook, Longview converted two third downs and sealed the win with a seven-yard run from Carter to give Longview its 60th playoff win in program history.