LONGVIEW VS DALLAS W.W. SAMUELL
TEAMS
1ST
2ND
3RD
4TH
FINAL
LONGVIEW
7
6
6
7
26
DALLAS SAMUELL
0
13
0
0
13
INFORMATION
Lobo Stadium
Longview, Texas
Friday, September 13th, 1957
Non-District
SCORING SUMMARY
TEAM
QUARTER
PLAYER
YARDS
TYPE
Longview
1st
Bill Bolger
12
Run
Longview
2nd
Bill Bolger
1
Run (Miss PAT)
Dallas Samuell
2nd
James Southard
1
Run
Dallas Samuell
2nd
Horace Hargrove
42
Pass (Miss PAT)
Longview
3rd
Bill Coley
17
Run (Miss PAT)
Longview
4th
Robert Abney
1
Run
GAME STATISTICS
STATISTIC
LONGVIEW
DALLAS W.W. SAMUELL
First Downs
16
8
Rushing Yards
175
83
Passing Yards
119
107
Passes
7-17-0
3-8-4
Punts
7-30.3
4-39.5
Fumbles/Lost
2-1
4-1
Penalties
LONGVIEW RAPS SAMUELL, 26-13
LONGVIEW - Keep alive their tradition of never losing a home opener to a Dallas eleven, the Longview Lobos broke a 13-13 halftime tie by striking for one touchdown in each of the last two quarters to defeat the W.W. Samuell Spartans before a crowd of 5,500 here Friday night, 26-13.

Quarterback Bill Bolger and Bob (Applejack) Abney teamed up to spark the Longview victory with some dazzling passing when the Lobos needed it most and directed the offense of the winners in superb fashion.

The outstanding figure on the field, however, it was without doug rangy David Tutt, who alternated between guard and end and was a defensive terror all night. He continually hounded the Samuell running attack by breaking through to smear the ball carriers, frequently before they could get started and otherwise bobbled the offense of the Spartans generally.

End David Duncan, tacklers Wood Myers, George Hogan and Steve Kiergan and center Andy Malone war among the other stars in a rugged Longview forward wall that limited Samuell to a net of just 83 yards on the ground.

The Lobos, who have been plagued by a leaky pass defense the last several seasons, gave up one touchdown on a pass while Samuell set up another through the air, but their pass defense clicked beautifully at crucial stages. Longview intercepted more Samuell passes than the Spartans completed. The losers tried eight and complete there while the Lobos intercepted four, two each by Bolger and Douglas Bruner.

Two of the interceptions led to Longview touchdowns while another broke up a Samuell scoring drive that had reached the 13-yard line of the Lobos.

Bolger scored two touchdowns for Longview while Abney and halfback Billy Coley tallied one each and Abney and halfback Mike Clark added one conversion apiece.

Longview needed only six plays from scrimmage to smash 68 yards for a touchdown after receiving the opening kickoff. On they rise play of the game Duncan slipped behind the Samuell secondary and took a 33-yard pass from older for a first down on the Spartans' 35-yard stripe. Bolger ripped over right tackle for 16 yard smote and three plays later he faked a pitchout, kept the ball and with tremendous drive plowed over from the 12 to score. Abney placekicker the extra point.

Late in the first quarter, the Spartans got a threat under way but it fizzled when Bruner recovered a fumble for the Lobos on his own 30-yard line.

In the opening minutes of the second period, the Lobos struck again. Jim Rogers, back to punt for the Spartans on fourth down, fumbled the snap and was smeared by Tutt and Myers on the Samuell 36, where Longview took over.

Abney fired a 24-yard pass to halfback Harry Moore for a first down on the 12. Three plays later Moore took a pitchout from Bolger and skirted around left end to the Spartans' one, from where Bolger punched over center for a touchdown. Abney's kick on the try for conversion was wide and low, leaving Longview with a 13-0 lead and seven minutes, 31 seconds remaining in the half.

But then the Spartans came roaring back. They took the ensuing kickoff back to their one 25, after which they surge 75 yards for their first touchdown. The big play in the drive was a pass from Bobby Griffis to Joe Bob Johnson that was good for 47 yards to reach the Longview 12. James Southard scored on a plunge over right tackle from the one. Johnson hit left tackle to add the extra point.

The Spartans got a break on the next kickoff when Charles Clark recovered a free ball on Longview's 40-yard line and after Griffin lost two on an attempted end sweep he faded and connected with Horace Hargrove on a pass that was good for 42 yards and a touchdown. This time Johnson failed in his attempt to run the extra point across when he was stopped by Andy Malone on a plunge at left guard.

An intercepted pass led Longview's third touchdown in the opening minutes of the third quarter. Griffis was rushed badly when he faded to throw and his pass was tipped into the air by Malone with Bruner intercepting it on Samuell's 24-yard line as the ball trickled off Malone's fingertips.

Longview drew a five-yard offside penalty but the respite was only temporary for the Spartans. Coley flipped a nine-yard pass to Bruner and Eddy Cooper swept end to the Samuell 17. From there, Coley took a handoff from Abney and blazed into the end zone for a touchdown. Abney's kick on the try for extra point was wide and Longview led at the end of the third period, 19-13.

Just before the quarter ended the Spartans drove to Longview's 20-yard line and apparently were headed for a touchdown, only to have the drive stymied when Bruner intercepted another pass by Griffis on the Lobos' 13-yard stripe.

Still another intercepted pass gave the Lobos a chance to score their fourth touchdown in the final period. This time it was Bolger who pulled in the ball after halfback Ray Chancellor had batted it away from the intended receiver. Bolger made a dive for the ball and grabbed it just before it hit the ground on Samuell's 44.

Once again Longview drew a five-yard offside penalty after the interception to set the Lobos' back to the Spartans' 49 but Abney hit Moore with an 8-yard pass and Tommy Matthews plunged for a first down and Clark added the extra point from placement with two minutes and 35 seconds left in the game.