LONGVIEW VS GLADEWATER
TEAMS
1ST
2ND
3RD
4TH
FINAL
LONGVIEW
21
7
0
14
42
GLADEWATER
0
0
7
0
7
INFORMATION
Bear Stadium
Gladewater, Texas
Thursday, November 25th, 1943
District 11-2A
SCORING SUMMARY
TEAM
QUARTER
PLAYER
YARDS
TYPE
Longview
1st
Wright Johnson
38
Interception Return
Longview
1st
Jimmy Blakeley
27
Run
Longview
1st
Bert Bivins
1
Run
Longview
2nd
Jimmy Blakeley
2
Run
Gladewater
3rd
Dyer
1
Run
Longview
4th
John Dunaway
14
Run
Longview
4th
Wright Johnson
Interception Return
GAME STATISTICS
STATISTIC
LONGVIEW
GLADEWATER
First Downs
9
6
Rushing Yards
201
39
Passing Yards
37
28
Passes
4-11-3
6-21-7
Punts
/-42.0
/-26.0
Fumbles/Lost
/-4
/-3
Penalties
15-140
LOBOS TAKE FINALE, DEFEAT GLADEWATER 42-7
GLADEWATER - It was the Lobos of old that took to the field in Gladewater Thursday afternoon and struck twice before the game was two minutes old to set the stage for a 42-7 romp over the fighting Bears.

The victory set the Lobos in a tie for the number two spot in the final standings with four in the win column against two defeats, as have the Tyler boys who were smothered by Marshall 21-0 in the District's title clash.

The play of Wright Johnson sparked the Lobo offense, as he turned in the game of his football career. Wright started it all by intercepting a Bear pass before the game was thirty seconds old, and unwinding his long legs for 38 yards and the goal. Grigg, whose game was his best of the season, sent a perfect placement between the upright to start a string that ended in six out of six tries.

It was Johnson intercepting again less than a minute later that gave the old hide to the Lobos, 27 yards short of the goal. On the try Blakeley headed for the left side, shook off three tacklers and scampered into pay territory. Grigg converted and with two minutes gone the Green and White went 14 points into the lead.

Midway in the first period Owens of the Bears fumbled and numbers 55, Johnson, was on the bottom of the pile up, hugging the ball for dear life. Dunaway tried the center of the line and found 12 yards that went nil when a clipping penalty sent the Lobos 15 yards back. That didn't please Mr. Dunaway a little and in two plays he had blasted to the 9 yard line. Blakeley tried the same spot and ended up a foot short. Bivins scored on a reverse from Dunaway and Grigg's conversion sailed over the crossbars, over the scoreboard, over the fence and out of the park. Longview 21, Bears 0.

Gladewater, with the Owens brothers and Dyer putting everything they knew into their play, started as the first period waned but saw their hopes die as a Dyer-pitched pass was pulled out of the air by Bivins on the Lobo 18 and ran back to the 33. Longivew couldn't find a weak spot in the Bear wall and Blakeley punted a 63-yard nifty that died on the Gladewater seven. Dyer booted out of danger and the Lobos started on a 54-yard hike. Bivins, Dunaway and Blakeley needed four plays to sit two yards short. Blakeley hot-footed it wide around left end for the score and this time the game got held up when Grigg's perfect conversion ended up in the woods on the north side of the stadium.

Coach Shotwell sent in the second string, leaving Dunaway of the regulars to guide the play. Still Gladewater could find no weak spot and the half ended 28-0 for the Lobos.

The second half started with play holding near mid-field. Shotwell started his subs. The Lobos started fouling. Penalties totaling 15 cost them 140 yards before the game became history.

Joe Owens of Gladewater intercepted a Longview pass on the Lobo 10-yard line just after Aycock stopped the Bears' advance on the 17 by taking one of Owens' tosses. Gladewater took four downs with Dyer getting the last yard for the score. Christian, star placekicker who had just missed one try all season, converted for the Bears.

In the final frame Wright Johnson snared a Bear pass on the Gladewater 39, but Johnson of Gladewater got the ball back when he recovered a Lobo fumble not he 19. Gladewater punted and Blakeley found his interference and was finally downed after running the ball back 51 yards to the 21. An unnecessary roughness foul set the ball on the 36, Bivins and Blakeley brought it back to the 14 on a pair of tries and Dunaway skipped through center to score standing up. Grigg did it all again.

The last score of the game saw Wright Johnson intercept a short pass in the flat and go unescorted for the coffin corner and into the end zone.

Grigg's kick was good but the Lobos were off side and he had to do it over again from five yards farther back.

Dill started another Longview march that traveled 64 yards and ended 22 yards short of scoring when the gun ended the season.

The sound of the final gun meant the last game in the Green and White uniform for 15 Lobo seniors. The entire starting lineup is composed of seniors. They ended their high school career in a blaze of glory and let a grand record behind them.

The seniors are: co-captains Johnson and Blakeley, Gammon, Bivins, Dunaway, Roland, Boyland, Grigg, Raney, Thomas, Richardson, Coghland, Poe, Brown and Harrison.

Coach Shotwell substituted freely, with nearly every man on the squad taking a turn in the game.