LONGVIEW VS TEXAS HIGH
TEAMS
1ST
2ND
3RD
4TH
FINAL
LONGVIEW
0
0
0
0
0
TEXAS HIGH
0
8
6
16
30
INFORMATION
Lobo Stadium
Longview, Texas
Friday, November 7th, 1958
District 8-4A
SCORING SUMMARY
TEAM
QUARTER
PLAYER
YARDS
TYPE
Texas High
2nd
Canaday
11
Pass (Two Points)
Texas High
3rd
Loyd
3
Run (Miss PAT)
Texas High
4th
Canaday
23
Pass (Two Points)
Texas High
4th
Harvey
65
Interception Return (Two Points)
GAME STATISTICS
STATISTIC
LONGVIEW
TEXAS HIGH
First Downs
13
15
Rushing Yards
226
129
Passing Yards
31
97
Passes
5-16-1
6-11-0
Punts
4-28.5
6-33.8
Fumbles/Lost
5-4
0-0
Penalties
5-45
3-15
INSPIRED TEXARKANA UPSET LOBOS, 30-0
LONGVIEW - Coach Watty Myers' Texas High Tigers of Texarkana appeared here last night to have been feasting this week on some pretty strong meat - all raw - because they rose to the heights in Lobo Stadium and ran the hitherto unbeaten Wolves clear out of the ball park with a tremendous, awesome and altogether beautiful 30-0 shellacking that even the most rapid Tiger fan had to see to believe.

The Bengals turned two straight Lobos fumbles of punts and a second period touchdown and went into halftime intermission with an 8-0 lead, but there were no breaks involved in the last-half plastering that they hung around the Wolves' neck. It was for real, it was authoritative and it was sound as a dollar.

Misery loves company, and the Lobos had some. Lufkin shaded Tyler, 7-6 in another District 8-AAAA argument and the Lions and the Lobos, last in the state without a loss, both plummeted from the ranks of the unbeaten AAAA teams. Longview dropped from sixth in the state all the way to third in their own district standings.

The loss by Tyler, coupled with Longview's catastrophic cudgeling, threw the district race into a beautiful muddle. Now the Tigers and Lufkin are tied for the lead with two wins and a loss while Tyler and Longview will go into next week's donnybrook there tied at 1-1 - with oblivion awaiting the loser.

The Tigers were backed into a hole early in the first quarter when the Wolves moved to the Texarkana 10 before Bengals defense stiffened and took over on downs. Then, "bang! bang!" in rapid succession two Lobo fumbles of Tiger punts put the visitors in possession on the Lobo 18, Jimmy Hocutt and Dickey James recovered the fumbles in that order for the Bengals.

J.E. Butler made it a first on the Lobo five just as the quarter ended. Then, on a fourth-down-three situation, Van swept wide around the right and shot a leaping pass to Canaday in the end zone for the touchdown a minute deep in the second quarter.

Joe Roper, running at the quarter slot, rolled out and ran right end for the two extra points.

All this was understandable, because the Wolves have come from behind on another occasion or so. But what happened in the last half still won't be readily understandable around the hot stove league this winter.

Late in the third, the Tigers took an out-of-bounds kick on their own 42 and two plays later Roper fired a beautiful shaft to Canaday about at about the 20. The Tiger wingman did some fancy running for a 38-yard gain to the Lobo six. On second down, Loyd hit left tackle from the three for a touchdown. Roper's pass was taken by Royce Thornton but he was out of bounds and the conversion was good.

In the fourth quarter, the Tigers drove 80 yards for their third touchdown and it was Roper again who applied the stinger. Running from Longview's 23, he faked a handoff, bootlegged it a moment and shot a beauty to Canaday in the end zone for a touchdown.

Butler powered over left tackle for the extra two points.

An Abney pass into the left flat with 2:54 left in the game was speared by Harvey on a beautiful interception, and when a tacker nailed Abney after the heave Harvey was all by himself. He went 65 yards to the score, and again Harvey powered over the same tackle spot to run it to 30-0.

The game ended, mercifully, before the Tigers could score again. AFter the fourth touchdown they kicked off to the Lobos and when the ball hit big Andy Malone smack in the chest, and bounced back across the 50, the Tigers pounced on it again. However, nothing came of it, but by then the cash customers - and some free loaders - were wondering what else could happen.

The fine Lobo defense, which had yielded only 42 points in seven games, came apart at the seams Friday night. The Tigers, quarterbacked beautifully by Roper, rolled up 226 yards net against them, 129 of it on the ground and 97 through the air.

The Lobo attack moved well on the ground, amassing 257 yards in all, but when the blue chips were all in the pot, they couldn't make the riffle.

It has been no secret for years that Watty Myers had been able to fire up even mediocre teams to the point where they could wallop Longview on a given night. This one was not a mediocre team to start with, and it was ready. The job the Bengals did was masterful, and mistakes the Lobos made were all costly.