TYLER - Thursday's Longview-Pine Tree football game was a historic one in the series ... because it was the most one-sided.
Longview rolled to a 56-7 win over Pine Tree at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. The Lobos set a series record for the most points scored and the largest victory margin, breaking marks set in a 49-19 Longview win in 1984.
Longview (9-1, 6-0 in District 13-4A) clinches its sixth consecutive perfect run through district play, a winning streak of 34 straight games. The Lobos, ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press' Class 4A state poll, advance to the Class 4A Division I playoffs, which begin in two weeks. Pine Tree drops to 1-8, 0-5.
Longview piled up 496 total yards of offense while Pine Tree was limited to 70 total yards. The Lobos made 20 tackles for losses and seven sacks, with Diop Johnson and LaTorris Johnson recording three tackles for losses and two sacks each.
Field position helped Longview take command of the game early.
A 13-yard punt by Tyler Kids on Pine Tree's opening possession gave Longview the ball at the Pine Tree 18-yard line, and Dakota Anthony bulled in from five yards four plays later for a touchdown. Anthony filled in as starting fullback for Keylon Shaw, who suffered a season-ending knee injury a week ago against Hallsville. Kids would rebound for punts of 61 and 51 yards later in the game.
Addison McGee returned a punt 31 yards to the Pine Tree seven-yard line, and on the next play Tyler McCray ran in from seven yards to give the Lobos a 14-0 lead with 2:40 left in the first quarter.
The ball did not leave the Pine Tree side of the field until a Kids punt with 13 seconds left in the first quarter. On Longview's first drive of the second quarter, back-to-back 29-yard completions from Aaron Johnson to Carey Fortson and LaDarrin Robertson set up a one-yard touchdown pass from Johnson to Fortson. Fortson had three receptions for 72 yards in the first half and finished with four receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns.
Pine Tree did not get a first down until its sixth drive of the first half. The Pirates were held 34 total yards in the first half and two first downs.
Longview had 13 tackles for losses and four sacks in the first half. Diop Johnson had two sacks for the Lobos in the first half while LaTorris Johnson forced a fumble, which was recovered by Joseph Wilson.
The fumble recovery set up another seven-yard touchdown run by McCray with 1:03 left in the first half, giving the Lobos a 28-0 halftime lead. Longview passed for 175 yards in the first half, 113 yards from quarterback Rayshone McGee. Kids intercepted a Rayshone McGee pass on the final play of the first half.
Pine Tree briefly turned the tide on Longview's first drive of the second half when McCray fumbled a pitch from Rayshone McGee and Pine Tree's David Doktor recovered the loose ball at the Longview 40-yard line. Two plays later, Mark Malone ran 42 yards for a touchdown. Malone had 66 total yards.
Longview regained the momentum three plays later with a 36-yard touchdown run by McCray. McCray rushed for 82 yards, but Da'Cedric Hunt led Longview in rushing with 140 yards on 11 carries, all in the second half.
Rayshone McGee finished 8-for-12 passing for 165 yards, including second-half touchdown passes to Fortson and Brunwyn Eldor.
Longview has a bye next week before opening postseason play.
Pine Tree hosts Texas High next Friday at Pine Tree Stadium to conclude its 2009 season.