|FRISCO - Chants of 'LO-BOS' rang loud and clear throughout the rafters of the Ford Center at the Star on Saturday night.
Longview brought the show on the road.
Behind a fast start and a shutdown night defensively, Longview dispatched Prosper, 63-17, in front of a capacity crowd in a Class 6A, Division II, Region II area round playoff at the headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys.
With the win, Longview moves to 12-0 on the season and will meet undefeated Austin Vandegrift, a 28-21 winner over Klein Collins in double overtime on Friday, at 6 p.m. Saturday at Baylor's McLane Stadium in Waco.
Haynes King accounted for five total touchdowns in the win - three through the air and two on the ground in a 284 total yard night.
King targeted three different receivers for scores in the win, Kyas Moore on a 55-yard strike, tight end Jhailon Braden on a 22-yard toss and senior tight end Logan Peters, who was born with one hand due to amniotic band syndrome, on a six-yard score. King finished 8-of-14 passing for 207 yards.
Jessie Anderson led a 295-yard night on the ground for the Lobos with 11 carries for 102 yards, his second 100-yard game of the season that included at 27-yard score. Keilyn Williams had a 13-yard touchdown and Kaden Meredith capped things with a 25-yard touchdown run.
"We felt like we were going to have to do some of that," Longview head coach John King said of Longview's power run game. "Jessie ran the ball well out of the gun as well as the two-back I. They loaded the box and gave us so many looks."
Defensively, Jacob Johnson and Robert Pierce had first-half interceptions for Longview. Jordan Wallace recovered a fumble in the endzone for a touchdown and Laqualon Hale had a fumble recovery.
Longview limited Prosper (9-3) to 219 yards on the night, 94 rushing yards on 94 carries and 125 through the air. The Eagles averaged 40 points per game and 396 yards - 208 passing and 188 rushing - entering the first matchup between the two programs. The Eagles finished with 39 yards in the second half.
Jaylon Allen had a pair of sacks against the Eagles, who finished with 4-of-13 on third-down conversion attempts.
"It started up front," King said. "We played all night in the three-man front and they did a good job of stuffing the run and the linebackers fitting it.
"We got pressure up front, sacks at key moments and some turnovers. Everyone had a hand in that."
Longview's defense forced its first of five three-and-outs to start the game.
King connected with Perry twice for 60 yards on a 6-play, 78-yard drive, capped with a 13-yard run from Williams for the Lobos, who started the night 4-for-4 with touchdowns.
Prosper went on a march on its second possession but stalled on the 13th-play and settled for a 36-yard field goal from Cade York.
Anderson had a booming 19-yard run on Longview's second drive, setting up King's first touchdown run of 20 yards.
Johnson, who broke up a third-down pass attempt earlier in the game, pulled down his first interception of the season on Prosper's next drive.
"It was a big moment in the game," King said of Johnson. "He played well and is settling in and starting to do some of the things we thought he could."
One play later, King had a perfectly-executed play fake and hit Moore for a 55-yard score to put Longview up 21-3 with 2:35 left in the first quarter.
Another three-and-out from Prosper resulted in the second of six punts. King found Williams for 15 yards and then Braden for 22 yards for a 28-3 lead early in the second quarter.
Longview finished the opening half with a turnover on downs, a punt and missed field goal around a Prosper touchdown for a 28-10 lead at intermission.
"We had to get some points," King said. "They cause a lot of confusion defensively with slants and blitzes and gave us so many looks on tape that it was hard to prepare for.
"We were able to get some points, get some stops and a commanding lead. Then we went stale with two red zone opportunities that we blew with penalties or negative plays."
King was sacked on the first play of the third quarter before hitting Perry for 48 yards.
"We get sacked for a 15-yard loss and then were able to hit Kamden on a wheel route to get us fresh sticks and a breath of fresh air," King said. "That was as big as the opening drive."
King capped that drive with a two-yard score and the defense forced two-straight punts from Prosper. Anderson's 27-yard touchdown put the Lobos ahead, 42-10, with 2:30 left in the third quarter.
Longview got to a third and goal at the one before a false start penalty backed it up to the six early in the fourth quarter.
Then Peters, noticing King was scrambling, broke away in the endzone and hauled in a six-yard touchdown pass.
"I'm surprised that ball didn't get kicked in the stands, that's something we've talked about jokingly for many years," King said. "We were in our goal-line set and they were bringing everybody so we were just going to try to dump it to the tight end.
"We were trying to hit Jhailon in the back of the endzone but Haynes was late off the fake and got pressured. Logan was blocking, saw him scramble and works outside on the scramble drill and catches the football. It couldn't happen to a better kid. He was fired up, if you couldn't tell, with his dad and uncle on the sideline. It was a special moment."
Longview brought the house on the ensuing possession and Wallace fell on the ball for his touchdown. Meredith capped the latest big win for the Lobos with a 25-yard touchdown run.