|TEXARKANA - The Texas Tigers set a new scoring record for the Texas Hi field yesterday when they tamed the Longview Lions by the largest score ever rolled up on a local field, defeating the visitors 107 to 7. The Tigers smashed through the Longview line at will, circled the lads and forward passed for many long gains, and finished the game with only two first team men in the lineup.
The lone Longview touchdown came in the fourth period when quarterback Knox intercepted a Tiger pass, and ran 47 yards for a touchdown. This was the only occasion upon which the visitors threatened the Tiger goal, and only three Tiger first string men were in the game at the time.
The Tigers swept Longview off their feet from the first minute of play, and had them as meek as lambs before the game was five minutes old. The Tigers made fifty-three first downs while Longview only made two, one of which came on a penalty. How completely the Tigers outclassed the visitors may be judged from the 639 yards gained in scrimmage by the Tigers to the fourteen yards counted by Longview.
Practically every man on the Tiger team, including many of the substitutes, played a star game. Davis, the husky Tiger tackle, was called into the backfield on many occasions, and in every case, sloughed through the Longview line for long gains. Prudhomme gave a beautiful exhibition of broken field running, and handling of the forward pass; reeling off many long gains for the Tigers. But to enumerate the Tiger stars would necessitate naming every player. The team played well on both the offense, and the few occasions that they were on defense. They played a remarkably clean game and their fumbles were few.
The Longview team put up a plucky fight, and were in the game until the last minute, but the Tigers played a superior brand of football. The entire Longview backfield worked hard, but their efforts to gain through the Tiger stone wall were futile.
In the first quarter, Longview won the toss and kicked to Williamson, who punted. Longview made two yards and punted 25 yards. Texas High made 62 yards and lost the ball on a fumble. Longview punted 35 yards and Cashion returned 25 yards. Williamson tried to drop kick for 35 yards, but it fell short. Longview punted and Texas carried the ball for 32 yards and Davis went over for the first touchdown. Payne made the extra point.
Texas kicked off and forced Longview to punt. The Tigers made 25 yards and completed a pass to Gibbons for 32 yards. Davis went over for the second touchdown. Payne kicked the extra point.
Payne kicked off and Longview made their first down on a 12 yard pass. Longview was thrown for an 11-yard loss.
Score after one quarter, Texas 14, Longview 0.
In the second quarter, the ball was on Longview's 40-yard line. Kelly punted. Williamson returned the punt, and Longview lost the ball on downs. Texas made 20 yards through the line, and Cashion went through left tackle for 35 yards and a touchdown. Payne kicked goal.
Payne kicked for 42 yards. Longview punted. Morgan made 9 yards and Williams passed to Bennett for 15 yards. Longview intercepted a pass, but was forced to punt. Williamson made 24 yards around right end and Payne went 8 yards for a touchdown. The extra point was missed.
Longview kicked 40 yards and Morgan returned 23 yards. Payne passed to Prudhomme for 32 yards. The Tigers made 72 yards and had goal to go for a touchdown. The extra point was missed.
Kelly kicked off. Texas made 11 yards and Williamson passed to Prudhomme for 32 yards. Davis carried it over for his third touchdown. Payne kicked goal.
Kelly kicked 40 yards and Davis returned 25 yards as the whistle blew.
Score after two quarters, Texas 40, Longview 0.
In the third quarter, Kelly kicked off and Morgan returned 28 yards. The Tigers hit the line and went around the ends for 68 yards. Williamson passed to Gibbons for 10 yards, and a touchdown. Payne kicked goal.
Longview kicked off 5 yards and Williamson returned 35 yards. Texas made 33 yards through the line, and was penalized 5 yards for offsides. Williamson punted 30 yards. Kelly punted 25 yards and Cashion returned 22 yards. Davis carried it for 13 yards and his fourth touchdown. Goal was missed.
Longview kicked off to Morgan, who returned 22 yards. The Tigers made 32 yards and Williamson passed to Davis for 15 yards. Longview secured the ball on an incomplete pass over the end zone and hit a stone wall as they tried to come through the line. Kelly punted. Texarkana made 41 yards through the line. Williamson made 9 yards, and a touchdown. Payne kicked goal.
Longview kicked off and Williamson punted. Longview failed to gain over the line and punted.
Score after three quarters, Texas 60, Longview 0.
In the fourth quarter, Scurlock recovered a fumble by Longview and the Tigers made 40 yards. Williamson passed to Morgan for 5 yards, and he carried it for 10 more for a touchdown. Williamson kicked goal.
Longview kicked off and Texarkana made 34 yards. Williamson passed to Reeves for 30 yards, and to Bennett for 12 yards, which netted another touchdown. Goal was missed.
Payne kicked off and Gibbons recovered the ball on Longview's fumble on their 10 yard line. Prudhomme made 9 yards and Sorsby made the remaining 1 yard for the touchdown. Williamson kicked goal.
Payne kicked off and Texarkana recovered the ball on a fumble by Longview. Williamson passed to Morgan for 8 yards and to Bennett for 15 yards, who ran 10 yards for a touchdown. Williamson kicked goal.
Longview kicked 40 yards and Morgan returned 35 yards. Knox intercepted a pass and returned it 47 yards for the only Longview touchdown. McCreary kicked goal.
Kelly kicked off 50 yards and Sorsby returned 60 yards by pretty broken field running. Longview got the ball on a fumble on the 1-foot line, and punted 30 yards to Morgan who returned it for a touchdown. Williamson kicked goal.
Longview kicked off and Texas carried the ball to the 2-yard line from where Morgan carried it over. Goal was missed.
Longview kicked off, and Williamson passed 45 yards to Prudhomme as the whistle blew.
Final score: Texas 107, Longview 7. 15 minute quarters were played.