LONGVIEW VS JOHN TYLER
TEAMS
1ST
2ND
3RD
4TH
FINAL
LONGVIEW
0
0
0
0
0
JOHN TYLER
0
0
0
0
0
INFORMATION
Lobo Stadium
Longview, Texas
Friday, November 13th, 1959
District 8-4A
SCORING SUMMARY
TEAM
QUARTER
PLAYER
YARDS
TYPE
No Scoring
GAME STATISTICS
STATISTIC
LONGVIEW
JOHN TYLER
First Downs
10
6
Rushing Yards
Passing Yards
Passes
Punts
Fumbles/Lost
/-3
Penalties
LOBOS PLAY 0-0 TIE WITH JOHN TYLER LIONS IN MUD
LONGVIEW - Tyler's crown-hungry Lions took advantage of a blocked Longview punt in the fourth period of District 8-AAAA play at Lobo Stadium Friday night, driving home a second penetration which probably will initial their name in the district championship column at the end of the 1959 season play.

Longview's stubborn Lobos held the Lions to a 0-0 score in a battle plagued by drizzling cold rain from the opening kickoff to the final second of play.

And, the Lobos, even proved themselves the betters by slamming up field 10 time soy rise downs. The Lions succeeded only six times in driving through tight Lobo defense for first downs.

Tyler's first penetration came six minutes deep into the first quarter on a 33 yard drive to the Lobo 7-yard line. Longview's one penetration came about four minutes deep into the third quarter.

The Lions, who went into the battle with six wins, one loss and a tie, still must beat Marshall's Mavericks next week before a clear title can be claimed. A Tyler loss there, and a Longview victory over Lufkin at Lufkin next week would give the Lobos an undisputed claim for the district championship. Likelihood of a Tyler loss to Marshall, though, is only slight. The Mavericks have played three district foes and gone down twice, their only victory coming over Texarkana 14-6 Friday night.

Both Longview and John Tyler hold two wins, one tie district records, the Lobos having toppled Texarkana 14-8 and Marshall 22-7.

Longview's determined Lobos broke out of the muddy box surrounding them on three sides last night and ripped big holes in John Tyler's defenses one time Friday night on a goal ward march.

A slippery ball, fumbled by Longview three times, put an end to the hopes but not before the Lobos had blasted 68 yards downfield to Tyler's 12. The peppy Lobo charge came after they took over on their own 20 when Tyler halfback Randy Wilson punted into Longview's end zone.

Halfback Douglas Bruner and Pete Mobbs picked up moved to the 25 on two drives, and Shoemaker punted out from under to set play on the Longview 42. Tyler fullback Glendon Turbeville fumbled on the second play from scrimmage and the Lobos recorded on their own 39.

Bruner hit the line for four yards and quarterback Kim Flint got off on the most sparkling Lobo run of the evening, pulling around right end on a sneak that sent him racing 35 yards to the Tiger 22.

Mobbs took over on first downs but fumbled and Tyler recovered on their 20. John Tyler quarterback Jerry Richardson lost, two yards on a keeper and then fumbled on the 15, with the Lobos recovering again. One play by the Lobos moved the ball to the 13 and there the drive ended with another Longview fumble.

On top of being the only Lobo drive goalward, it was Longview's only penetration.

Tyler's Lions threatened twice, both times for crucial penetrations.

With Turbeville, Richardson and Wilson doing the chores, the Lions moved 33 yards one series early in the game, and were stopped dead on the Longview 7. Reserve back Jim Von Orden tried a field goal there, but it went wide to the left.

The second Lion penetration and threat came in the first minutes of the fourth period after Longview fullback Larry Shoemaker quick kicked. The kick was blocked and dropped dead on the Lobo 25. Richardson, Wilson and Turbeville moved to the 11 on short stabs.

Richardson cocked his arm on the next play and flipped an aerial to a receiver in the Lobo end zone, but Lobo halfback Ray Chancelor took a high dive, slapped the ball down and splashed in a big puddle of water at the sideline.

Lion back Van Orden provided the only long ground gainer for Tyler with an end sweep for 24 yards in the final minutes of the third period. The Lions threatened again seriously with only seconds left on the clock.