LONGVIEW - Longview High School's unbeaten and untied Lobos gave Dandy Dick Miller superb blocking here Thursday afternoon and young miller scored four touchdowns against the light blue and white Tyler Lions to hang the first defeat of the season on the visitors, 27-7, before an overflowed crowd of 8,000 persons in Lobo Stadium.
Miller was superb. Three of his touchdowns came on runs of 72 yards, 56 yards and 38 yards, all through broken field; and his other was on a four-yard jaunt off right tackle.
But as good as Miller was he did not surpass the beautiful screen of blocking his mates laid down on practically every play. The field was sloppy at firs,t then it got packed down a bit; but throughout the game the Lobos blocked to perfection. The line open huge holes in the Lion forwards repeatedly and in the open field they bowled over the blue boys like ten pins.
It was on one of these occasions that Miller scored his first touchdown. The Lobos seemed well on their way to a touchdown when Dick's pass went wild and Morris intercepted it on the Tyler 13. Powell, Lion end who does the club's kicking, then got off a prodigious boot that carried to the Lobo 28-yard line. Dick took the agate there, cut over to his right, and ran 72 yards down the chalk stripe to score. The Lobos started slowly but hone they started "harvesting" the Lion tacklers, no reaper could have moved them down any more certainly. Dick crossed the line with hardly a hand having been laid on him.
Dick then ran around right end for the conversion and the Lobos led, 7-0.
The second quarter went scoreless, with the game being played mostly in Tyler territory, but with the Wolves unable to show any scoring punch. Too, the toe Powell kept them pretty much at bay; but the Lion kicker was careful all during the last three quarters to keep the ball away from Dandy Dick.
Then in the third quarter Richard really went to town. Longview kicked to Tyler to open the half an Tyler-promptly punted. A penalty for having a back in motion set the Lobos back to the Tyler 44 and on the next play Dick broke off right tackle and behind a screen of fool-proof blocking zigzagged 56 yards for a touchdown. he appeared to have been stopped as he got into he secondary but he shook loose his tackler and set all. Cantrell converted and the score was 14-0.
The play with which Centenary scored its touchdown against Texas Christian less than a week ago led to the Lobos' third touchdown a few minutes later. Fading and faking a long pass to ends running wide, Frank Lebus waited until the Lion lineman bro through to smother him. Then he shot a pass over their heads to Dick Miller, standing a yard or so behind the line of scrimmage and behind a wall of blockers. As the line worked on the secondary, Miller raced to a first down on the Lion 17. Two plays later, Lebus made it a first down on the Lion four and Miller carried it over right tackle again for the score.
On the conversion a pass into the end zone was good but the man who received the snapback from center had his knee on the ground, as though to hold the ball for Cantrell to kick it, and the ball was automatically dead unless kicked. That left the count at 20-0.
A moment later, the Lobos struck for the fourth - and last - time. Longview kicked to Tyler and when the receiver fumbled it, Otto Paul Burandt, Lobo end, pounced on it on the Lion 38-yard stripe. On the next play young Richard slipped through left tackle, dodged through the secondary, and was away for a touchdown. Cantrell covered from placement and the score was 27-0.
Tyler's only touchdown came in the fourth period when only one Lobo regular, Hardy Miller, was on the field. The Lions on a punt exchange took the agate on the Wolves' 40 and with Cooney passing to Perritt and Morris made two first downs in a row and carried the ball to the Lobo 15. Cooney passed again to Perritt on the eight. W.M. Mumford hit center for six and a first down on the two. Mumford hit center for one and then slipped between the Lobo right guard and right tackle for a tally, Jones converted from placement.
Mumford and Cooney were Tyler's best backs while Powell's kicking and pass-snatching and M. Jones' defensive play and pass-receiving looked good also.
For the Lobos it was again hard to pick the stickiest. Besides Dick Miller's play that of Frank Lebus, Hardy Miller, Ray Cantrell, Otto Paul Burnandt, Chal Daniel, Jack McMahon - all of the boys up and down the line carried out their offensive assignments to perfection and were tough as a boot on defense.
To Lebus, Cantrell and Hardy Miller should go a large share of the glory, however. Cebus' passing was excellent and he handled the club on the field beautifully. Hardy Miller's kicking and blocking were good and Cantrell's blocking was magnificent. He carried out the Tyler ends all afternoon by himself, never needing any help to block them on the sweeps. He did some good pass receiving also to round out a large afternoon.