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WEEK SEVENTEEN: LONGVIEW VS BEAUMONT WEST BROOK
December 22nd, 2018

Next Game: Longview will take on the Beaumont West Brook Bruins from AT&T Stadium in the 3rd meeting between the two schools, at 3:00 PM on Saturday, December 22nd.

The series is tied, 1-1-0. Longview won the last meeting, 42-21, in 2017.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

LONGVIEW'S JOURNEY TO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
December 21st, 2018

Jephaniah Lister knew what it was going to take coming into the 2018 season for the Longview Lobos.

"All the social media stuff, the ranking, the hype, I don't buy into that," Lister said in August. "We have a job to do and we have to go out there, follow the plan and play.

"All grace to be God for this opportunity for...read more.

THUNDER & LIGHTNING: LONGVIEW'S RUNNING BACK DUO IGNITES OFFENSE
December 21st, 2018

While it is true that Longview quarterback Haynes King has set school records for single-season passing yardage and touchdowns, the Lobos still butter their bread by running the football.

And with the duo of seniors Keilyn Williams and Jessie Anderson, Longview's rushing attack has never been better.

Williams and Anderson have both eclipsed the ...read more.

LONGVIEW SEEKS FIRST STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SINCE 1937
December 20th, 2018

Longview rushing attack vs. West Brook defensive front.

The Lobos are among the most balanced offenses in the state, averaging more than 275 rushing yards and 220 passing yards per game.

The balance has been the catalyst for an offense that averages more than 50 points per game.

The duo of seniors Keilyn Williams and...read more.

STATE Q&A WITH KING AND PEEVEY
December 20th, 2018

Longview and Beaumont West Brook will square off in the Class 6A, Division II state championship at 3 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Lobo head coach John King and West Brook head coach Eric Peevey answered five questions heading into the third meeting between the two teams in the past three seasons:

LN-J: What is the excitement level in the...read more.

LOBO PARENT AMENDING CHRISTMAS PLANS TO ACCOMMODATE STATE
December 20th, 2018

Lobo running back Keilyn Williams' Christmas tree is the air freshener on his mother's rearview mirror, the McCarty kids are going to find used AT&T Stadium cups in their stockings and Kaylee and Lee Sheffield put up their first-ever fake tree this holiday season.

Such is Christmas 2018 when your son or daughter is part of Lobo Nation's push for the Class 6A, Division II state football trophy.

Christmas will be just three days away by the time...read more.

'37 LOBOS RAN THE TABLE TO BRING HOME LONE STATE TITLE
December 20th, 2018

They were part of what is known as our Greatest Generation, and for 81 years they've been frozen in time as the greatest football team in Longview Lobo history.

The 1937 Lobos brought home the ultimate Christmas gift with their 19-12 victory over the Wichita Falls Coyotes in front of 18,000 fans at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Attendance for that game on Christmas Day outdrew the inaugural Cotton Bowl contest 12 months earlier between TCU and Marquette.

Prince Elmer "Pete" Shotwell was the...read more.

LOBOS' WILLIAMS AND ANDERSON SIGN AHEAD OF STATE GAME
December 20th, 2018

Longview's Marcus Williams and Jessie Anderson had dreamed of what happened Tuesday for a long time.

They have dreamed of what is coming Saturday for the Lobos just as long.

Williams and Anderson both signed national letters of intent to continue their playing careers at the next level to ...read more.

KING NAMED 6A OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR BY THE AP
December 20th, 2018

ongview junior quarterback Haynes King picked up first team honors and was named the Offensive Player of the Year on Thursday with the release of the Class 6A Texas Associated Press All-State Football team.

King leads five selections for the Lobos, who will take on Beaumont West Brook in the Class 6A, Division II state championship on Saturday, on the all-state team, that is selected by Texas APSE members based on regular-season performances.

Offensive lineman Marcus Harry and receiver Kamden Perry were named to...read more.

LOBOS' WRITT FOLLOWING IN FATHER'S FOOTSTEPS
December 18th, 2018

Family ties and connections run deep in Longview football history from fathers and sons, uncles and nephews, grandfathers and grandsons and so on.

There's not quite a connection like the Writt family.

"It's an honor to be able to be the father and son with a chance to play for a state championship," Longview senior linebacker Ja'Vontae Writt said. "It's never been...read more.

'97 LOBOS SHARED A SPECIAL BOND
December 18th, 2018

Following a heartbreaking last-second 17-16 loss to Killeen Ellison at the conclusion of the 1996 season, the Longview Lobos greeted 1997 with new-found desire and a drive that would make for one of the more memorable runs in Lobo lore.

Longview reached the state quarterfinals and appeared primed to oust Ellison and move on to the semifinals. Clinging to a precarious 16-14 lead late, the Lobos watched in dismay as the Eagles drove down the field for a 19-yard game-winning field goal.

With 40 returning lettermen and the lingering bad taste of disappointment from the season before, there was ...read more.

STALLARD: COVERING THE LOBOS HAS NEVER BEEN BORING
December 18th, 2018

The Longview Lobos have advanced to five state championship games in the illustrious history of the program.

I've covered sports at the Longview News-Journal during four of those seasons - one as a beat writer for the Lobos and three times now as sports editor for the newspaper.

Depending on who you ask, that either...read more.

ONE GAME AWAY: LOBOS AND BRUINS MEET UP ONCE AGAIN
December 17th, 2018

Longview and Beaumont West Brook have traded knockout blows over the past two seasons.

The biggest one yet comes in the rubber match for the Class 6A, Division II title on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

For the third-straight season, the Lobos and Bruins will...read more.

LOBOS FEND OFF TASCOSA TO RETURN TO STATE
December 17th, 2018

Longview's Jessie Anderson had a big night offensively to help Longview fend off a furious rally from Amarillo Tascosa in the Class 6A, Division II state semifinals on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

On Sunday, Anderson, who turned in a three-touchdown night against the Rebels in a 45-42 win, locked up his collegiate plans as the Lobos prepare for its fifth state title appearance and first since 2009.

The senior running back announced his commitment to ...read more.

TASCOSA RALLY FALLS SHORT IN LOSS TO LONGVIEW
December 16th, 2018

Despite what happened in the first half of Saturday night's Class 6A Division II state semifinal game at AT&T Stadium, nobody really should have expected anything different from the Tascosa Rebels.

Playing their third undefeated team in the last four weeks of an unprecedented postseason run, the Rebels looked as if time was about to run out on them against Longview. And that was about all that seemed to run out on them.

After falling behind by 28 points in the first half, Tascosa fought back ...read more.

LONGVIEW HOLDS OFF TASCOSA TO REACH STATE TITLE GAME
December 16th, 2018

The Longview Lobos were coasting toward their first state championship game appearance since 2009, then had to hold on for dear life.

Longview saw its 28-point lead evaporate to three before holding off Amarillo Tascosa, 45-42, in their Class 6A Division II semifinal Saturday night at AT&T Stadium.

"It was a hard-fought victory against a...read more.

LONGVIEW OVERCOMES WESTFIELD IN STATE QUARTERFINALS, 14-0
December 16th, 2018

Longview is heading to its fifth state title game in program history, and will play for its first championship in 81 years.

It was a "hold-on tight" night for the Lobos to return to the title round.

Longview built a 35-7 lead lead in the first half and had to ...read more.

WEEK SIXTEEN: LONGVIEW VS AMARILLO TASCOSA
December 15th, 2018

Next Game: Longview will take on the Amarillo Tascosa Rebels from AT&T Stadium in the 1st meeting between the two schools, at 8:00 PM on Saturday, December 15th.

The series is tied, 0-0-0.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

LOBOS COLLIDE WITH TASCOSA IN STATE SEMI-FINAL
December 13th, 2018

Time: 8 p.m., Saturday

Stadium: AT&T Stadium, Arlington

Coaches

Tascosa: Ken Plunk (10th season at Tascosa, 61-53; 78-58 overall)

Longview: John King (15th season, 166-36)...read more.

LONGVIEW SEEKS FIRST STATE TITLE GAME SINCE 2009
December 13th, 2018

Tascosa rushing attack vs. Longview defensive front.

The Rebels operate out of the flexbone formation, an offense rarely seen anymore, which has been giving opposing defenses fits all season long.

During Tascosa's run through the playoffs, it is averaging ...read more.

TASCOSA HEAD COACH PLUNK HAS DEEP EAST TEXAS TIES
December 12th, 2018

ITascosa head coach Ken Plunk suited up for his first high school game as a freshman for the Kilgore Bulldogs at quarterback and looked across the line of scrimmage.

Greeting Plunk, who went on to be a two-year varsity starter for the Bulldogs, that first game were the Longview Lobos.

"I think people in that part of the state thought I had just...read more.

LOBOS SET TO MEET RED HOT TASCOSA IN SEMIFINALS
December 10th, 2018

They've been deemed 'giant killers' by the Amarillo media.

It's a description that's not too far-fetched for Amarillo Tascosa, who Longview will collide with in the Class 6A, Division II state semifinals at 8 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Saturday will be the first meeting between the ...read more.

LONGVIEW OVERCAME A FEW THINGS IN QUARTERFINAL WIN OVER WESTFIELD
December 10th, 2018

Longview's offense and defense both found themselves with their backs against the wall.

Up against it - a formidable opponent, less-than-stellar conditions and mistakes - the Lobos as a whole found themselves standing side by side battling Saturday at Waco ISD Stadium.

"It was a tremendous team win," Longview head coach John King said of a...read more.

LOBO DEFENSE COMES UP BIG IN SHUTOUT OF WESTFIELD
December 9th, 2018

It's an axiom old as time itself. Offense wins games, defense wins championships.

If the Longview Lobos are fortunate enough to hoist the golden football two weeks from now at Arlington's AT&T Stadium, they need look back only to the stellar defensive performance turned in Saturday on a bitterly cold and windy afternoon against the Spring Westfield Mustangs.

The Lobos were able to overcome four turnovers and survive the elements in their...read more.

LONGVIEW SURVIVES SLUGFEST WITH WESTFIELD TO REACH SEMIS
December 9th, 2018

For the first time all season, the Longview Lobos' offense needed some help.

A combination of the damp and blustery weather and a menacing Spring Westfield defense had the Lobos' number for most of the game.

Longview scored on its first possession of the...read more.

LONGVIEW OVERCOMES WESTFIELD IN STATE QUARTERFINALS, 14-0
December 9th, 2018

Longview just needed a spark and looked every which way to find it.

A long drive to open the third quarter for the Lobos after a 0-0 deadlock at halftime provided one of them.

Longview's defense then lit the fire.

Longview found its...read more.

WEEK FIFTEEN: LONGVIEW VS SPRING WESTFIELD
December 8th, 2018

Next Game: Longview will take on the Spring Westfield Mustangs from Waco ISD Stadium in the 2nd meeting between the two schools, at 2:30 PM on Saturday, December 8th.

The Mustangs lead the series, 1-0-0.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

WEEK FIFTEEN: LOBOS VS MUSTANGS
December 8th, 2018

Time: 2:30 p.m., Saturday

Stadium: Waco ISD Stadium, Waco

On the air: 106.5 JACK FM

Streaming: www.texanlive.com

Coaches

Westfield: Matt Meekins (4th season, 43-8)

Longview: John King (15th season, 165-36)...read more.

MARTIN, SPECIAL TEAMS REMAIN STEADY FOR LOBOS
December 6th, 2018

JK Martin's title is punter/kicker.

He's done a lot more of one than the other this season for the Longview Lobos.

"The offense this season has been connecting and...read more.

HIGH-POWERED LONGVIEW TANGLES WITH SPRING WESTFIELD
December 6th, 2018

The Lobos are averaging 54 points and more than 500 yards per game this season, and in the playoffs, Longview is putting up 63 points per game.

And while defense and special teams has certainly had a hand in putting points on the board, the ease with which Longview is moving the ball on offense has been remarkable.

In their three playoff games, the Lobos are averaging ...read more.

LONGVIEW AND WESTFIELD COLLIDE IN STATE QUARTERFINALS
December 3rd, 2018

Longview and Spring Westfield will collide Saturday as two of the eight remaining teams in Class 6A, Division II.

What awaits the Lobos (13-0) are the 12-1 Mustangs, the second straight team that hangs its hat on its defensive unit.

Westfield comes into Saturday's...read more.

LONGVIEW'S BIG PLAYS TOO MUCH FOR VANDEGRIFT IN 6A PLAYOFF
December 2nd, 2018

A fabulous football season for Vandegrift came to a crushing end against a team stacked with talent and tradition.

Longview quarterback Haynes King conducted a punishing and balanced attack to help carry the Lobos to a 56-28 victory over the Vipers in a Class 6A Division II game Saturday night at McLane Stadium.

King passed for 238 yards, rushed for 82 and accounted for...read more.

LOBOS PULL AWAY FROM VIPERS, 56-28, TO REACH QUARTERFINALS
December 2nd, 2018

It's as if Longview's "Mean Green Marching Machine" knew what was coming. And with how well the Lobos' offense has performed all season, it wasn't a bold choice at all.

The Longview band began playing the school's fight song just before the snap, and Lobos junior running back Keilyn Williams started a streak of 21 unanswered points with a 6-yard touchdown run.

The Lobos broke open a...read more.

LONGVIEW BLOWS PAST VANDEGRIFT, 56-28
December 2nd, 2018

Longview kept its pace Saturday against a highly-touted Vandegrift defense.

The turning point, however, came from the Lobo defense.

Jacob Johnson pulled down his second interception in as many weeks, sparking a...read more.

WEEK FOURTEEN: LONGVIEW VS AUSTIN VANDEGRIFT
December 1st, 2018

Next Game: Longview will take on the Austin Vandegrift Vipers from McLAne Stadium in the 1st meeting between the two schools, at 6:00 PM on Saturday, December 1st.

The series is tied 0-0-0.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

WEEK FOURTEEN: LOBOS VS VIPERS
December 1st, 2018

Time: 6 p.m., Saturday

Stadium: Baylor's McLane Stadium, Waco

Coaches

Longview: John King (15th season, 164-36)

Vandegrift: Drew Sanders (9th season, 74-35)...read more.

LONGVIEW VS AUSTIN VANDEGRIFT CLASH IN BATTLE OF UNBEATENS
November 29th, 2018

Longview passing attack vs. Vandegrift secondary. While the Lobos average a healthy 278.6 rushing yards per game, it's the passing game that's been able to separate Longview from the competition this season.

Longview is outscoring opponents by an average of 36.2 points per game, and that number has ballooned to 47 in the playoffs.

Junior quarterback Haynes King has set school record for single-season passing yards and ...read more.

LONGVIEW VS AUSTIN VANDEGRIFT IN THE REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL
November 29th, 2018

Two undefeated teams collide on the Brazos River on Saturday as Longview takes on Austin Vandegrift in round three of the postseason.

The matchup pits strength on strength, Longview's offense against a solid defensive team in the Vipers.

Longview has rolled to 12-0 with an average margin of victory of 36 points. The Vandegrift defense has been...read more.

FROM THE BACKYARD TO THE BIG STAGE: PETERS GRABS A TOUCHDOWN PASS
November 26th, 2018

It was born in the backyard.

"Hundreds of times, 1,000s of times, we've made that throw and catch,"" Longview senior tight end Logan Peters said.

From the backyard to the big stage, Peters and Lobo quarterback Haynes King made it happen this past Saturday in Longview's second-round...read more.

LONGVIEW OVERWHELMS PROSPER, 63-17, TO REACH REGIONAL SEMI-FINALS
November 25th, 2018

Navigating through the high school football playoffs in Texas is not easy. The Longview Lobos, however, are making it look that way.

Longview scored on its first four possessions, forced four turnovers, and rolled to a 63-17 win over Prosper in their Class 6A Division II area playoff Saturday night at the Ford Center.

The Lobos (12-0) will meet fellow unbeaten ...read more.

LOBOS SHUT DOWN PROSPER, 63-17
November 25th, 2018

Chants of 'LO-BOS' rang loud and clear throughout the rafters of the Ford Center at the Star on Saturday night.

Longview brought the show on the road.

Behind a fast start and a shutdown night defensively, Longview dispatched Prosper, 63-17, in front of a ...read more.

WEEK THIRTEEN: LONGVIEW VS PROSPER
November 24th, 2018

Next Game: Longview will take on the Prosper Eagles from the Ford Center at the Star in the 1st meeting between the two schools, at 7:00 PM on Friday, November 24th.

The series is tied 0-0-0.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

WEEK THIRTEEN: LOBOS VS EAGLES
November 23rd, 2018

Time: 7 p.m.

Stadium: Ford Center at The Star, Frisco

Coaches

Prosper: Brandon Schmidt (Third season at Prosper, 27-9)

Longview: John King (15th season, 163-36)...read more.

LOBOS REMEMBER LONGTIME SUPPORTER KHOURY
November 22nd, 2018

Longview head coach John King was thinking about taking a timeout as the clock was winding down in a key moment in a playoff game.

All of a sudden, the Lobos were granted a timeout without the head coach calling for it.

"It was late in the game, the clock was winding down and I didn't know if we would get the play off in time," King recalled Thursday after the Lobos' Thanksgiving Day practice. "Everyone was ...read more.

LONGVIEW PREPARES FOR FIRST MEETING WITH PROSPER
November 19th, 2018

Longview is getting ready to face off against an unfamiliar face at an unfamiliar place in the second round of the postseason.

Something the Lobos are accustomed to, however, is practicing over the Thanksgiving break, albeit a week earlier than usual this season.

"It was a good practice today, we had good attendance and the kids were into it," Longview head coach John King said. "We did a lot of ...read more.

LOBOS CRANK UP INTENSITY IN PLAYOFF OPENER
November 18th, 2018

Longview's trophy collection in the Lobo Den grew by one more on Friday night after a playoff-opening win.

The trophies, which include the Texas Football Friday trophy from a season-opening win against Lufkin, a Great American Rivalry Series one from a Week 2 win over Marshall, the District 11-6A championship gold ball after a 6-0 run through the league and the bi-district title after a 70-22 win over Friday night, serve as a reminder of the accomplishments so far.

About four feet away, taped to a door, another reminder still...read more.

LONGVIEW IS NEARLY FLAWLESS IN 70-22 WIN OVER DAWGS
November 17th, 2018

Copperas Cove was immediately overwhelmed in its playoff opener.

Class 6A-No. 4 Longview needed less than three minutes to record its first touchdown, and that proved to be the Lobos longest drive of the first half as they scored 56 unanswered points en route to a 70-22 victory in the Division II bi-district contest.

After needing seven plays to reach the end zone on the game's first drive, Longview (11-0) ran just...read more.

LONGVIEW CRUSHES COPPERAS COVE, 70-22
November 17th, 2018

It may not be possible for a team to execute any better than the Longview Lobos did during the first quarter Friday night.

Whether it was offense, defense, or specials teams, Longview was flawless.

The fourth-ranked Lobos made quick work of ...read more.

LONGVIEW THUMPS COPPERAS COVE, 70-22
November 17th, 2018

Domination accompanied the arrival of the postseason for the Longview Lobos in a big way.

Longview's offense clicked on all cylinders and the Lobo defense made an early statement in a 70-22 thumping of Copperas Cove in a Class 6A, Division II, Region II bi-district playoff on Friday at Lobo Stadium.

With the win, Longview (11-0) moves on the...read more.

WEEK TWELEVE: LONGVIEW VS COPPERAS COVE
November 16th, 2018

Next Game: Longview will take on the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs from Lobo Stadium in the 1st meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, November 16th.

The series is tied 0-0-0.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

BY THE NUMBERS: LOBOS VS SKEETERS
November 16th, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Stadium: Lobo Stadium

Coaches

Copperas Cove: Jack Alvarez (21st season, 172-77 overall; 7-3 at Copperas Cove)

Longview: John King (15th season, 162-36)...read more.

BULLDAWGS OPEN PLAYOFFS AGAINST LOBOS TONIGHT
November 16th, 2018

The Bulldawgs are set to open their playoff run tonight, traveling to Longview to play the state-ranked Lobos.

After clinching its postseason berth by defeating Temple 22-18 last week, Copperas Cove (7-3) qualified for the Class 6A, Division II playoffs for the second consecutive season and first under head coach Jack Alvarez.

The No. 4 Lobos enter the bi-district encounter with an undefeated record, reaching the playoffs for a ...read more.

LOBOS COULD GET TESTED BY COPPERAS COVE
November 16th, 2018

Longview passing attack vs. Copperas Cove secondary. No team has been able to stop the Lobos' offense this season.

Coming into Friday's playoff opener, Longview is posting an average of more than 51 points and 527 yards per game, and has outscored the opposition by an average of 34.1 points.

Longview is not only explosive, but incredibly balanced, averaging almost 280 yards rushing and 250 passing.

Lobos junior quarterback...read more.

ANDERSON WILLIAMS PROVIDE ONE TWO PUNCH FOR LOBOS
November 16th, 2018

"I've got five on it.""

Whenever Keilyn Williams took the field as a junior, those words were emblazoned on a towel that he ran with - a piece of cloth that symbolized the relationship that he and Jessie Anderson shared and have shared for a long time.

"I told him not to worry about anything - that I've got his back and...read more.

BY THE NUMBERS: LOBOS VS SKEETERS
November 10th, 2018

10: Undefeated regular seasons in program history and the first since 2005. The Lobos also won the outright district title, the 39th outright or shared district title in program history.

1,296: Total yards in the regular season for Keilyn Williams with 10 total touchdowns. Williams needs 26 rushing yards for a 1,000-yard season.

17: Touchdowns on the season for...read more.

LONGVIEW PULLS AWAY FROM MESQUITE TO CLOSE DISTRICT, 55-24
November 10th, 2018

Jessie Anderson and Keilyn Williams combined for five touchdowns as Longview broke open a close second-quarter game with a 55-24 win over Mesquite here Friday to close the books on an undefeated regular season.

Mesquite took a 24-20 lead midway through the second quarter before the Lobos, who will host Copperas Cove in the first round of the state playoffs, exploded for 35 unanswered points.

Williams toted for...read more.

LOBOS MOVE TO 10-0 WITH 55-24 WIN OVER MESQUITE
November 10th, 2018

Longview got an early test on Friday from Mesquite in the regular-season finale.

But the Lobos would not be denied the District 11-6A championship and an undefeated regular season.

Longview, behind another balanced attack offensively and a defense that adjusted quickly, scored the final...read more.

WEEK ELEVEN: LONGVIEW VS MESQUITE
November 9th, 2018

Next Game: Longview will take on the Mesquite Skeeters from Lobo Stadium in the 15th meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, November 9th.

The Lobos lead the series 12-2-0.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

WEEK ELEVEN: SKEETERS AT LOBOS
November 9th, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Stadium: Lobo Stadium

Coaches

Longview: John King (15th season, 161-36)

Mesquite: Jeff Fleener (2nd season, 6-12)...read more.

MARCUS AND MARCUS BOOKEND LOBO LINE
November 8th, 2018

It's always been Marcus and Marcus.

Coming up through the ranks, Marcus Williams and Marcus Harry have always been a single jersey number away and have always played on the line together, albeit on opposite ends.

"We've been on opposite sides of one another since we started playing football," Williams, Longview's left tackle, said. "It's been...read more.

LOBOS SEEK FIRST UNBEATEN REGULAR SEASON SINCE 2005
November 7th, 2018

Longview rushing attack vs. Mesquite defensive front.

The Lobos are about as balanced as could be on the offensive side of the ball this season.

Longview averages 281 yards on the ground and 255 through the air, which makes life difficult for opposing defenses.

That balance is one of the reasons Longview enters Friday's game averaging more than...read more.

NO. 4 LONGVIEW SPRINTS PAST TYLER LEE, 63-14
November 3rd, 2018

Longview racked up 627 yards on the way to a 63-14 win over the Tyler Lee Red Raiders on Friday night at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.

The Lobos had two 100-yard receivers with a third just missing the mark, and senior receiver Kamden Perry set a school record.

Perry's diving 44-yard catch at the Lee 2-yard line just passed the midway point of the...read more.

LONGVIEW MOVES TO 9-0 WITH ROUT OF LEE, 63-14
November 3rd, 2018

Kamden Perry didn't wait long to enter the Longview record books on Friday night.

By the time that happened, the Lobo rout was already on.

Perry hauled in a career-high 201 yards and two touchdowns as Longview turned in its latest big win of the season 63-14 over Tyler Lee at Earl Campbel Field at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.

With the win, Longview heads into the season finale at...read more.

WEEK TEN: LONGVIEW AT TYLER LEE
November 2nd, 2018

Next Game: Longview will take on the Tyler Lee Red Raiders from Earl Campbell Field at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in the 59th meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, November 2nd.

The Lobos lead the series 42-14-2.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

WEEK TEN: LOBOS AT RED RAIDERS
November 2nd, 2018

Stadium: Earl Campbell Field at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium, Tyler

Coaches

Longview: John King (15th season, 160-36)

Tyler Lee: Kurt Traylor (2nd season, 8-12)...read more.

TYLER LEE HOSTS STATE RANKED LONGVIEW FOR SENIOR NIGHT
November 1st, 2018

Schedule makers weren't kind to the Tyler Lee Red Raiders.

A week after losing 66-0 to Rockwall, the Red Raiders have to turn around and take on Class 6A No. 4 Longview (8-0, 4-0).

Lee head football coach Kurt Traylor equated it to playing LSU one week and Alabama the next.

It also means the Red Raiders will face...read more.

ALLEN BROTHERS GETTING IT DONE FOR LOBOS
November 1st, 2018

Whenever Jaylon and Kaylon Allen collide, it's obvious that the competitiveness and fierceness is at a high level.

While things can get chippy, there's a goal between the two brothers on opposite sides of the football for the Longview Lobos.

"It's pretty fun playing against your brother but sometimes you have to play like that's not my brother, that's a guy that is trying to...read more.

LONGVIEW LOOKS TO CONTINUE DOMINANCE OVER TLYER LEE
October 31st, 2018

Longview passing attack vs. Tyler Lee secondary.

The Lobos, until last week, were averaging more passing yards per game than rushing, which is a stark contrast to past years.

Not only is Longview one of the most explosive offenses in the state this season, it is also one of the most balanced.

The Lobos average 268 yards rushing and 257 passing, so the going has been quite difficult for ...read more.

LONGVIEW ROLLS PAST NORTH MESQUITE, 63-3
October 27th, 2018

With another total team effort, No. 4 Longview built a commanding first-quarter lead and rolled from there in a 63-3 thumping of the North Mesquite Stallions in District 11-6A on Friday at Lobo Stadium.

The Lobos, who moved to 8-0 on the season and 4-0 in district play and clinched a postseason spot as a result, had two touchdowns through the air, two more on the ground and a safety to build a 29-0 lead after the first stanza, a margin that blew up to 50-0 at intermission on the way to the 60-point win.

Haynes King had three passing touchdowns on tosses of...read more.

LONGVIEW ROUTES STALLIONS, 63-3, TO CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH
October 27th, 2018

Longview wasted little time locking in the 18th-straight postseason berth on Friday night.

Behind another prolific night offensively and a shutdown night from the defense, Longview jumped ahead early and rolled to a 63-3 rout of North Mesquite in District 11-6A action at Lobo Stadium.

With the win, No. 4 Longview moves to...read more.

WEEK NINE: NORTH MESQUITE AT LONGVIEW
October 26th, 2018

Next Game: Longview will take on the North Mesquite Stallions from Lobo Stadium in the 14th meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, October 26th.

The Lobos lead the series 10-3-0.

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WEEK NINE: STALLIONS AT LOBOS
October 26th, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Stadium: Lobo Stadium, Longview

Coaches

Longview: John King (15th season, 159-36)

North Mesquite: Tim Seder (1st season, 3-3)...read more.

THREE YEAR STARTER ROBERTS REMAINS STEADY UP FRONT
October 22nd, 2018

Gavin Roberts knows about the next man up.

Thirty-three games ago, as a sophomore, Roberts was that player on the offensive line for the Longview Lobos. Now, in his senior year, the left guard knows exactly what that means.

"This is my third and final year here and I've been focused on getting myself ready and the ...read more.

BY THE NUMBERS: LOBOS AT HAWKS
October 20th, 2018

Staff writer Hayden Henry takes a by-the-numbers look at Longview's 48-10 win over Rockwall-Heath on Friday night in Rockwall:

20: Yards per catch this season for senior wide receiver Kamden Perry, who finished with four catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns, including a career-long 74-yard score. Perry has 878 yards and 10 touchdowns this season.

5: Total touchdowns for quarterback Haynes King, tying a career-high for total scores. King had four passing touchdowns and a rushing. King had ...read more.

FOURTH RANKED LOBOS BLAST ROCKWALL HEATH, 48-10
October 19th, 2018

Longview got a strong start in its latest big win.

The fourth-ranked Lobos scored on the first snap and rolled to a 48-10 over Rockwall-Heath in District 11-6A action Friday night at Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium.

Haynes King connected with three different receivers in a...read more.

LOBOS MOVE TO 7-0 WITH 48-10 WIN OVER HEATH
October 26th, 2018

Haynes King and Kamden Perry sparked another big night right out of the gate on Friday night at Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium.

King accounted for five touchdowns overall and Perry hauled in two scores as Longview rolled to a 48-10 win over Rockwall-Heath to move to 7-0 on the season and 3-0 in District 11-6A action.

Perry hauled in a...read more.

WEEK EIGHT: LONGVIEW AT ROCKWALL HEATH
October 19th, 2018

Next Game: Longview will take on the Rockwall Heath Hawks from Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium in the 5th meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, October 19th.

The Lobos lead the series 4-0-0.

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WEEK EIGHT: LOBOS AT HAWKS
October 19th, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m., tonight

Stadium: Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium, Rockwall

Coaches

Rockwall Heath: Mickey Moss (79-40 at Heath; 179-102 overall)

Longview: John King (158-36)...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS PREPARE FOR ROCKWALL HEATH
October 15th, 2018

In contrast to the weather at Lobo Stadium, Longview hit the soggy practice field Monday with a crisp practice session.

It marked the beginning of preparation for the Lobos, who moved up to No. 4 in Class 6A in Monday's Associated Press high school football poll, as they prepare for a trip back to Rockwall on Friday against the Rockwall-Heath Hawks.

"It was a pretty good practice and ...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS MOVE TO NO. 4 IN AP POLL
October 15th, 2018

Longview's win over Mesquite Horn, coupled with a loss by Lake Travis, moved the Lobos up one spot in this week's Class 6A rankings with the release of the Associated Press high school football poll.

The Lobos moved from fifth to fourth, and will head into this week's game at Rockwall-Heath with a 6-0 record and behind Allen, Galena Park North Shore and Converse Judson in the polls.

Lake Travis dropped from second to...read https://lobohistory.com.

BY THE NUMBERS: LOBOS VS JAGS
October 13th, 2018

Staff writer Hayden Henry takes a by-the-numbers look at Longview's 50-3 win over Mesquite Horn on Friday night at Lobo Stadium:

82: Percent on third-down conversions for Longview, a season high. Horn finished 2-of-12, also a season best for the Lobo defense.

9: Lobos with a reception, led by a...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW TROUNCES MESQUITE HORN, 50-3
October 12th, 2018

The Lobos returned home Friday and turned in a dominant showing at Lobo Stadium.

With touchdowns through the air, on the ground and a solid defensive night, Longview rolled to a 50-3 win against Mesquite Horn in a District 11-6A clash at Lobo Stadium.

Haynes King totaled...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS BLOW PAST JAGUARS, 50-3
October 12th, 2018

Longview's offense came out clicking and the defense matched it Friday night at Lobo Stadium.

Behind a shut-down night from the Lobo defense and an all-around performance offensively, Longview moved to 6-0 on the season with a 50-3 win over Mesquite Horn.

The Lobos now sit at 2-0 in District 11-6A action while Horn drops to...read https://lobohistory.com.

WEEK SEVEN: LONGVIEW VS MESQUITE HORN
October 12th, 2018

Next Game: Longview will take on the Mesquite Horn Jaguars from Lobo Stadium in the 12th meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, October 12th.

The Lobos lead the series 9-2-0.

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WEEK SEVEN: JAGUARS AT LOBOS
October 12th, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m., tonight

Stadium: Lobo Stadium

Coaches

Mesquite Horn: Mike Overton (42-23, 6th season at Horn; 110-67 overall)

Longview: John King (157-36)...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS SHOWING VERSATILITY IN 5-0 START
October 12th, 2018

For quite some time, Jessie Anderson and Keilyn Williams have provided a one-two punch in the backfield for the Longview Lobos.

That hasn't changed by any means in Longview's 5-0 start to the 2018 season.

In fact, it's just a small sample size of the versatility that Longview has shown in the best start to a season since...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW HOSTS SURPRISINGLY WINLESS MESQUITE HORN
October 10th, 2018

Horn rushing attack vs. Longview defensive front. The Jaguars have had their troubles with their passing game this season as quarterback Jermaine Givens comes into Friday's game with seven interceptions to just two touchdown passes.

On the other hand, Givens has been tremendous on the ground, averaging right at 100 rushing yards per game.

As a team, Horn is averaging https://lobohistory.com than...read https://lobohistory.com.

KING PICKS UP OFFER FROM TULSA FOR NO. 10
October 2nd, 2018

Offer No. 10 is in for Longview 2020 quarterback Haynes King.

Tulsa put King in double digits on Tuesday night, according to Longview head coach John King.

Haynes King, who has offers from Auburn, Arkansas, Memphis, SFA, Texas State, Southern Miss, ULM, Houston and Louisiana Tech, has passed for...read https://lobohistory.com.

COLLISION COURSE IN 3A, LOBOS REMAIN NO. 6
October 1st, 2018

West Rusk and Gladewater are on a collision course Friday in a matchup of District 8-3A Division I titans after both teams made moves on Monday in the Associated Press high school football poll.

West Rusk jumped three spots to No 4, and Gladewater moved from ninth to seventh in Class 3A.

Gladewater (5-0) will host West Rusk (5-0) in a 7:30 p.m. clash on Friday at Jack V. Murphy-Bear Stadium.

Longview remained at...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS HEAD INTO OPEN WEEK 5-0 OVERALL AFTER DISTRICT OPENING WIN
September 30th, 2018

Down 21-14, Longview head coach John King felt confident at halftime against Rockwall in Friday's District 11-6A opener on the road.

"I felt good at halftime," King said. "We were down a score but we had been our own worst enemy at times but there wasn't any finger pointing and they were rallying together and that's good to see."

Longview went on to outscore Rockwall 28-14 the rest of the way to take a...read https://lobohistory.com.

BY THE NUMBERS: LOBOS AT YELLOWJACKETS
September 30th, 2018

Staff writer Hayden Henry takes a by-the-numbers look at Longview's 42-35 win over Rockwall in the District 11-6A opener on Friday night in Rockwall:

186: Rushing yards for running back Keilyn Williams, a career high and Williams' seventh career 100-yard game. Williams, who also caught two passes for 31 yards, averaged 8 yards per carry.

119: Receiving yards for Kamden Perry with two touchdowns, giving him 33 catches for 636 yards and seven touchdowns on the season. Perry finished with...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW OUTLAST ROCKWALL, 42-35, TO BEGIN DISTRICT
September 29th, 2018

Longview didn't have an answer for Rockwall superstar receiver Jaxon Smith on Friday night, but fortunately for the Lobos, Rockwall's defense had troubles of its own.

Longview opened District 11-6A with a thrilling 42-35 win over Rockwall at Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium, rolling up https://lobohistory.com than 500 yards of offense in the process.

Kaden Meredith's 2-yard touchdown run with 9:00 remaining in the fourth quarter, the final score of the night, gave Longview (5-0, 1-0) its first lead.

And the Lobos' defense did the...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW OVERCOMES YELLOWJACKETS TO WIN 42-35
September 29th, 2018

Longview got something from everybody on Friday night in the District 11-6A opener against Rockwall.

That's what it was going to take.

Behind a balanced night offensively and another gutsy effort from the defense, Longview took its first lead with nine minutes left and held on for a...read https://lobohistory.com.

WEEK FIVE: LONGVIEW AT ROCKWALL
September 28th, 2018

Next Game: Longview will take on the Rockwall Yellowjackets from Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium in the 9th meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, September 28th.

The Lobos lead the series 7-1-0.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

WEEK FIVE: LOBOS AT YELLOWJACKETS
September 25th, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m., tonight

Stadium: Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium

Coaches

Rockwall: Rodney Webb (41-21 at Rockwall)

Longview: John King (156-36)...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS SET FOR SHOWDOWN WITH HIGH FLYING ROCKWALL
September 28th, 2018

Longview opens District 11-6A play tonight with perhaps the biggest chess match of the season.

Against an opponent like the Rockwall Yellowjackets, who enter with one of the https://lobohistory.com prolific offenses around, the Lobos have to be ready for anything.

"Sometimes you've got to be explosive and other times you've got to control the football," Longview head coach John King said. "There's a time for everything and ...read https://lobohistory.com.

KING EARNS A BUILT FORD TOUGH STATEWIDE HONOR
September 26th, 2018

Longview junior quarterback Haynes King, who set one school record and tied another in the Lobos' 56-28 win over Ruston, La., earned Class 6A Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week honors on Wednesday.

King is the first Lobo to earn the award from the program, now in its 13th season. Ford Motor Company recognizes one player in each of the state's six athletic classifications. Winners are chosen based on athletic achievements on the field as well as for outstanding scholarship and community involvement.

King completed 16 of 19 passes against Ruston for a...read https://lobohistory.com.

AFTER RECORD SETTING WEEK 4, ROCKWALL FACES BIGGEST TEST VS LONGVIEW
September 25th, 2018

In a team meeting last Friday, coach Rodney Webb highlighted several examples of Rockwall's unselfishness in a blowout win over Arlington Martin.

One was wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba taking a knee on an interception return so that reserves could see https://lobohistory.com playing time. Another was nine rushers and 10 pass catchers getting touches.

The showing culminated with a 73-32 win over Martin, marking Rockwall's second-highest point total in school history. And it showed Webb his team's potential entering a marquee...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS PREPARE FOR DISTRICT OPENER VS ROCKWALL
September 24th, 2018

Longview head coach John King held up a sheet of paper at the end of Monday's practice with a few, simple numbers on it.

The message was loud and clear: 0-0.

"Everything is wiped clean, regardless of how well you played or how poorly you played," King said. "Now is the time to win ballgames to be a...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW'S KING EARNS PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
September 24th, 2018

Haynes King and Danny Badger helped their respective teams remain unbeaten by turning in big performances on Friday.

For their efforts, King, Longview's junior quarterback, and Badger, Gladewater's senior defensive back, earned Player of the Week honors for Week 4 of the high school football season.

King, who hand in six Lobo touchdowns in a 56-28 win over Ruston, La., is the Texas Bank and Trust Offensive Player of the...read https://lobohistory.com.

HAYNES KING NAMED ETSN DIARY QUEEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
September 24th, 2018

The Longview Lobos are off their first 4-0 start to a season since 2005, and junior quarterback Haynes King has been the catalyst.

King had his best performance to date last Friday night in the Lobos' 56-28 road win at Ruston, La. He completed 16 of 19 passes for 359 yards and five touchdowns, and also added a 20-yard scoring reception.

For his efforts, King is the ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Offensive Player of the Week. He follows...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS CLOSE NON-DISTRICT SLATE AT 4-0
September 23rd, 2018

Haynes King's stat line was impressive in Longview's win over Ruston to move to 4-0 but another stat in the Lobos' passing game was just as good: yards after catch.

King and the Lobo receiving corps combined for a school-record 379 passing yards, a number that was boosted by the yards after catch, a stat would've surely made the by-the-numbers from the win.

"It was a big night, the receivers caught the ball well and the line protected well," Longview head coach John King said. "The biggest thing was the...read https://lobohistory.com.

BY THE NUMBERS: LOBOS AT BEARCATS
September 23rd, 2018

Staff writer Hayden Henry takes a by-the-numbers look at Longview's 56-28 win over Ruston on Friday night in Ruston, Louisiana:

185: Total yards for wide receiver Kamden Perry, a single-game school record. Perry's three touchdowns tied a single-game school record as well, according to Lobo football historian Bill Simpson.

359: Passing yards for Haynes King, a single-game school record. King tied the previous record with five touchdown passes. The 379 passing yards for Longview is a...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS BOMB BEARCATS WITH PASSING ATTACK
September 22nd, 2018

The saying goes that everything is bigger in Texas.

That certainly proved true for Longview High School's passing game on a rainy Friday night.

Nearly 400 yards of total offense from Ruston senior quarterback Eric Outley wasn't enough as Longview's aerial attack propelled the Lobos to a...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW BRINGS VICTORY BACK FROM LOUISIANA
September 22nd, 2018

Longview scored three unanswered touchdowns in the second quarter on a trip to Louisiana on Friday night but that wasn't quite enough to stymie a relentless showing from the Ruston Bearcats.

Three https://lobohistory.com in the final 18 minutes, however, was https://lobohistory.com than the Lobos needed.

Haynes King connected with three different receivers for touchdown tosses as Longview stayed...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS BATTLE PAST RUSTON, 56-28
September 22nd, 2018

Longview's trip to Louisiana delivered just about everything the Lobos expected from their showdown with the Ruston Bearcats.

Behind a five-touchdown night passing from quarterback Haynes King and some crucial stops from the Lobo defense, Longview found a way to pull away and rolled from there in a physical 56-28 win over Ruston at James Field at LJ 'Hoss' Garrett Stadium in Ruston, Louisiana.

With the win, Longview moves to 5-0 on the season for the first time since...read https://lobohistory.com.

WEEK FOUR: LONGVIEW AT RUSTON
September 21st, 2018

Next Game: Longview will take on the Ruston Bearcats from James Field at LJ Hoss Garrett Stadium in the 11th meeting between the two schools, at 7:00 PM on Friday, September 21st.

The Lobos lead the series 6-4-0.

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WEEK FOUR: LOBOS AT BEARCATS
September 21st, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m., tonight

Stadium: James Field at LJ ‘Hoss' Garrett Stadium, Ruston, Louisiana

Coaches

Ruston: Jerrod Baugh (10-4)

Longview: John King (155-36)...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS SET TO CLOSE NON-DISTRICT SLATE AT RUSTON
September 21st, 2018

John King and Jerrod Baugh found themselves in a similar spot earlier this year as both head coaches looked for a game to fill out their respective schedules.

What transpired is a meeting between the two long-time friends and, particularly for Longview, a final non-district test as the Lobos head to Ruston, Louisiana before beginning what proves to be a tough District 11-6A slate next week.

"We were both looking for a Week 4 game and both of us had some possibilities that...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW CROSSES STATE LINES TO FACE RUSTON, LA
September 18th, 2018

Key matchup: Longview defense against the Ruston rushing attack. Ruston has a couple of threats on the ground in Hashan Jackson and Eric Outley, who have combined for just shy of 500 yards on the ground.

Meanwhile, Longview gives up only 124.7 yards rushing per game.

Both Jackson and Outley weigh a mere 140 pounds, and could run into issues against a defense the size of Longview.

If the Lobos can force Ruston to pass https://lobohistory.com, they will have an even clearer path to...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS TURN ATTENTION TO RUSTON
September 17th, 2018

After three-straight weeks of familiar faces, the Longview Lobos now turn their attention across state lines.

It's been a while since Longview and Ruston squared off on the gridiron but the unfamiliarity doesn't run too deep. The Lobos will look for their fourth win of the season against the Ruston Bearcats, whose head coach, Jerrod Baugh, has deep ties to Longview and East Texas.

"Ruston is a familiar face to quite a few around here because of Jerrod Baugh and the style of play that his teams bring to...read https://lobohistory.com.

#6 LONGVIEW RUNS PAST JOHN TYLER ON HOMECOMING
September 15th, 2018

In the Battle of I-20, the Longview Lobos ran past John Tyler, 41-13, and celebrated homecoming before 9,200 fans Friday night at Lobo Stadium.

The Lobos were like a fine-oiled machine with quarterback Haynes King engineering the victory. It was the 95th meeting of the two rivals with Longview now leading 50-38-7.

King, who is visiting Auburn on Saturday, was ...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS USE GROUP EFFORT TO DEFEAT JOHN TYLER, 41-13
September 15th, 2018

Longview opened with a touchdown and rolled from there en route to a wire-to-wire homecoming victory over the John Tyler Lions here Friday night at Lobo Stadium.

Behind a balanced attack, Longview jumped ahead 14-0, led 21-6 and moved to 3-0 on the young season with a 41-13 win over John Tyler.

Jessie Anderson scored a pair on the ground, matching a...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW ROLLS PAST JOHN TYLER, 41-13
September 15th, 2018

Longview got an efficient night offensively and a bend-but-not-break effort from the Lobo defense in the 95th meeting with John Tyler on Friday night.

That results in win No. 50 in program history for the Lobos over the Lions.

Longview got four rushing touchdowns and two in the air while the defense held...read https://lobohistory.com.

WEEK THREE: LONGVIEW VS JOHN TYLER
September 14th, 2018

Next Game: Longview will take on the John Tyler Lions from Lobo Stadium in the 95th meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, September 14th.

The Lobos lead the series 49-38-7.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

WEEK THREE: LIONS AT LOBOS
September 14th, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m., tonight

Stadium: Lobo Stadium

Coaches

John Tyler: Ricklan Holmes (57-21)

Longview: John King (154-36)...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS READY FOR ANOTHER SHOWDOWN WITH JOHN TYLER
September 13th, 2018

Over the past decade and in program history for that matter, Longview hasn't made it a trend to lose games at home.

John Tyler has been the exception of late.

Heading into tonight's 95th meeting between the two programs, the Lions come to Lobo Stadium riding a three-game win streak on the Lobos' home field. In the latest edition to a series that dates back to 1912, Longview head coach John King expects a...read https://lobohistory.com.

REJUVENATED JOHN TYLER TRAVELS TO NO. 6 LONGVIEW
September 12th, 2018

Longview rushing attack vs. John Tyler defensive front.

The Lobos, despite having one of the best QB-WR duos in East Texas, still prides itself on running the ball with authority on offense. And Longview is once again deep at the running back spot in 2018.

Speedster Keilyn Williams leads the team with 152 yards and a pair of touchdowns, followed by quarterback Haynes King and running back Jessie Anderson, who have a combined 217 and four TD's on the ground. Longview will base out of the...read https://lobohistory.com.

GRANT PRAISES LINE FOR COMEBACK
September 11th, 2018

After mainly playing defense the week before against Cedar Hill, Cam Grant was anxious for https://lobohistory.com snaps on the offensive side against rival Robert E. Lee.

John Tyler coach Ricklan Holmes granted Grant his wish.

Grant sparked a JT offensive attack that bounced back from a...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS PREP FOR JOHN TYLER
September 10th, 2018

With a light rain falling, the 'Lobo Stadium' on top of the new video board was a little brighter than usual on Monday as Longview began John Tyler week.

Head coach John King used it to remind his team of something as the No. 6 Lobos began preparation for the 95th meeting between the two teams: The Lions come into Friday with a three-game winning streak at Lobo Stadium.

John Tyler owns three of the five wins against Longview at...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW'S MANCHA BATTLES THROUGH INJURY TO RETURN TO FIELD
September 10th, 2018

Daniel Mancha has seen a lot of memorable Longview Lobo football games in his life.

This past Friday night in Marshall, however, is one that the Lobo senior offensive lineman won't forget for quite some time.

After battling through an injury, one that required four surgeries of a six-year span followed by the grueling rehab that...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS MOVE TO NO. SIX IN AP POLL
September 10th, 2018

Longview's 60-14 win over Marshall lifted the Lobos one spot in rankings this week with the release of the Associated Press high school football poll.

The Lobos moved from seventh to sixth this week. Longview, 2-0 on the young season, will host John Tyler on Friday.

Carthage (2-0) remained at the...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS SHOW VERSATILITY IN WIN OVER MAVERICKS
September 9th, 2018

Versatility was the name of the game in Longview's big win over Marshall on Friday night.

Starting with the offense, Jessie Anderson proved that he can make a lot of things happen no matter what his role is on the field.

Anderson, who was injured during his junior season against...read https://lobohistory.com.

BY THE NUMBERS: LOBOS AT MAVERICKS
September 9th, 2018

Staff writer Hayden Henry takes a by-the-numbers look at Longview's 60-14 win over Marshall on Friday in Marshall:

4: Career 200-yard passing games for quarterback Haynes King, who threw for 229 yards against Marshall.

King is 26-of-43 with no interceptions and four touchdowns this season....read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW COMPLETES ROUT OF MARSHALL, 60-14
September 8th, 2018

As it has been in recent years, East Texas' oldest rivalry was a lopsided affair Friday.

Longview wasted no time building a lead on Marshall. The Lobos scored three touchdowns in the first quarter, separating themselves early in an eventual 60-14 victory.

Longview (2-0) got contributions from its typical playmakers, but not in the typical categories. Haynes King, the quarterback, led the team in rushing with...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW ROUTS MARSHALL, 60-14
September 8th, 2018

Haynes King rushed for two touchdowns and Jessie Anderson hauled in a touchdown pass.

It was that kind of night for the Longview Lobos in the 108th meeting with Marshall.

King and Anderson combined for five touchdowns as Longview jumped ahead early and rolled to a...read https://lobohistory.com.

WEEK TWO: LONGVIEW AT MARSHALL
September 7th, 2018

Next Game: Longview will take on the Marshall Mavericks from Maverick Stadium in the 108th meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, September 7th.

The Lobos lead the series 60-42-5.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

WEEK TWO: LOBOS AT MAVERICKS
September 7th, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m., tonight

Stadium: Maverick Stadium, Marshall

Coaches

Marshall: Claude Mathis (104-28 overall)

Longview: John King (153-36)...read https://lobohistory.com.

PERRY READY FOR BIG SEASON WITH LOBOS
September 7th, 2018

Kamden Perry is a numbers guy when it comes to one part of his game for the Longview Lobos.

The first number for the senior wide receiver that stood out to him in his football career was 100.

"I was pretty little when I heard that Randy Moss would go catch 100 balls a day, every day," Perry said. "So, starting in elementary school when I was playing...read https://lobohistory.com.

MAVERICKS MUST CAPITALIZE WHEN THEY HAVE THE BALL
September 5th, 2018

Marshall's football team has a chance to even things out on its home football field when it plays host to Longview on Friday.

"I hear it all the time," Marshall head coach Claude Mathis said. "I got a little bit of history texted to me last night about the game. If we win Friday night, it will tie up the all-time series at home if we win on Friday."

Longview has 29 wins in Marshall while the Mavs have...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS AND MAVERICKS MEET FOR 108TH TIME
September 5th, 2018

The Longview secondary against the Marshall receiving corps. Keeping these Marshall receivers in check is no easy task, as Tyler Lee can attest to.

Tahj Washington torched the Red Raiders for eight receptions and 163 yards, while DeKendrick Bender and Savion Williams each added two touchdowns.

J.J. Green has next-level talent at quarterback, spelling bad news for opposing defenses this season....read https://lobohistory.com.

MAVS LOOK TO SLOW DOWN LOBOS' DUAL-THREAT OFFENSE
September 4th, 2018

Marshall athletic director and head football coach Claude Mathis said Friday's opponent in Longview have a different offensive look than normal.

"They're getting into the spread," Mathis said. "They're spreading the ball around a little bit. Coach (John) King's son (Haynes King) is at quarterback and they're getting in the spread and running the ball differently than what he's used to doing. He's usually in the two-back, get in the I-formation and running the ball and get under center but they're running the ball right now. It's interesting. They're getting into the spread."

In their Week 1 game against Lufkin, the Lobos passed for...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW STAYS PUT IN WEEKLY AP POLL
September 3rd, 2018

Longview and Carthage stayed put, but several East Texas teams did move around on Monday with the release of the Associated Press high school football poll after week one of games.

Longview, coming off a 35-28 win over Class 5A Lufkin, remained at No 7 in Class 6A, while defending Class 4A Division I champion Carthage, an opening-night winner over Jacksonville, held on to the top spot in the Class 4A ranks.

In Class 5A, Lufkin dropped from...read https://lobohistory.com.

ICYMI: LOBOS OVERCOME MISTAKES IN WIN OVER LUFKIN
September 2nd, 2018

With the stage, the lights and the camera trucks rolling away and Lobo Stadium returning to normal on Saturday morning, Longview head coach John King turned to an old adage that he's used time and time again.

"I've always said it that it's never as good as you think it is and it's never as bad," King said reflecting on the Lobos' 35-28 late win over Lufkin. "That rings true especially for this one.

"After watching the video, I thought there were some bright spots and there were definitely some areas that we have...read https://lobohistory.com.

BY THE NUMBERS: LOBOS VS PANTHERS
September 1st, 2018

Staff writer Hayden Henry takes a by-the-numbers look at Longview's 35-28 win over Lufkin on Friday.

495: Receiving yards for Kamden Perry over the last six games dating back to Longview's postseason run in 2017.

Perry had 25 catches for 349 yards and three touchdowns in the...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW TAKES OUT LUFKIN IN THRILLER
September 1st, 2018

As it has so many times before, Longview and Lufkin came down to the final minute.

With thousands of people watching from the stands and thousands https://lobohistory.com watching from home, the Lobos delivered.

Haynes King stepped back to pass. He was looking for Kamden Perry, the receiver he had trusted all game, over the middle. He wasn't there. Instead, he looked to Kaden Kearbey on the outside, letting go of the ball just as a ...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW TAKES 35-28 THRILLER OVER LUFKIN
September 1st, 2018

A long last-minute touchdown pass followed by an interception a few plays later.

Sound familiar?

Haynes King put up the go-ahead touchdown to Kaden Kearby with 1:21 left and two plays later Tainique Taylor pulled down what would be the game-winning interception as Longview took a...read https://lobohistory.com.

WEEK ONE: LONGVIEW VS LUFKIN
August 31st, 2018

Next Game: Longview will take on the Lufkin Panthers from Lobo Stadium in the 82nd meeting between the two schools, at 7:30 PM on Friday, August 31st.

The Lobos lead the series 40-37-4.

You can view this week's game thread and full game preview by...CLICKING HERE (Smoaky.com) or CLICKING HERE (6ATXFootball.com).

GAME OF THE WEEK: PANTHERS AT LOBOS
August 31st, 2018

Time: 8:30 p.m., tonight

Stadium: Lobo Stadium

Coaches

Longview: John King (15th season, 152-36)

Lufkin: Todd Quick...read https://lobohistory.com.

LISTER BRINGS EXPERIENCE, ADVICE ENTERING HIS THIRD SEASON
August 30th, 2018

Above the noise of practice, a distinct laugh rang out through Lobo Stadium this past week.

It was a slight celebration, a fleeting acknowledgement of a job well done. On the previous play, Jephaniah Lister had a coach up a younger player a little bit.

"Every day, I'm trying to share what I know about the game and the way we do things," Lister, a three-year starter in the...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW/LUFKIN TOP 5: LUFKIN GRABS 31-21 WIN IN 2004
August 29th, 2018

Check out the News-Journal each day this week for the Top 5 games all-time between Longview and Lufkin. The two rivals open the season at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Lobo Stadium, live on Fox Sports Southwest.

NO. 1

Longview 33, Lufkin 32 - December 9th, 2017...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW/LUFKIN TOP 5: LOBOS RALLY FOR ONE POINT WIN
August 28th, 2018

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NO. 2

Longview 43, Lufkin 42 - November 14th, 2014...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW/LUFKIN TOP 5: LUFKIN WINS THIRD MEETING OF THE SEASON
August 27th, 2018

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NO. 3

Lufkin 24, Longview 21 - December 6th, 2002...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW/LUFKIN TOP 5: LUFKIN GRABS 31-21 WIN IN 2004
August 26th, 2018

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NO. 4

Lufkin 31, Longview 21 - November 27, 2004...read https://lobohistory.com.

ETSN CLASS 6A/5A PRE-SEASON POLL: NO. 1 LONGVIEW
August 26th, 2018

The Longview Lobos are in position to challenge for something they haven't accomplished since before World War II.

Longview's last state championship was in 1937, but with several impact players from last year's semifinalist coming back, the Lobos are definitely a contender to win it all in 2018.

The ETSN.fm Preseason Class 6A/5A Poll has Longview at No. 1.

Longview came a few inches from...read https://lobohistory.com.

ETSN DISTRICT 11-6A PREVIEW: LOBOS AND RED RAIDERS
August 26th, 2018

District 11-6A was largely unaffected by realignment with the exception of John Tyler dropping down to Class 5A.

Everything else remains the same.

Longview, which finished second to Mesquite Horn a season ago, is primed for a return to...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW/LUFKIN TOP 5: LOBOS CLAIM 3 OT THRILLER IN 2008
August 27th, 2018

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NO. 5

Longview 45, Lufkin 37, 3OT -- September 19, 2008...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS SHIFT FOCUS TO SHOWDOWN WITH LUFKIN
August 26th, 2018

If there is ever a time to look back, now is not the time for the Longview Lobos.

Whether it's the 2017 state quarterfinals, the storied history with Lufkin, Friday night's scrimmage or the past few weeks of preseason practice, the focus for Longview is on the here and now.

"It's good to know that we've earned those expectations and hype but those things don't mean much if we ...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL 11-6A PREVIEW
August 26th, 2018

Longview is back and loaded but the Lobos know that Mesquite Horn, who won the district title a year ago, as well as Rockwall loom large.

Check out the 11-6A preview...read https://lobohistory.com.

KING SEES BOTH GOOD, BAD IN SCRIMMAGE AGAINST TIGERS
August 25th, 2018

Overall, Longview head coach John King was pleased with both sides of the ball in the Lobos' lone scrimmage of the preseason against Texas High on Friday night.

King's quick and first assessment following the long and rep-heavy tuneup also featured plenty of ‘but' and ‘also' at Tiger Stadium at Grim Park in Texarkana.

"We made some big plays in the throwing game, some big runs and sustained some drives," King said. "But we've got several things to clean up and penalties are...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS SET FOR SCRIMMAGE AT TEXAS HIGH
August 24th, 2018

One week before both Longview and Texas High open the 2018 season against formidable opponents, the two teams will get their shot at their one and only tuneup.

With both teams having spring practice, tonight in Texarkana is it as far as scrimmages go for the Lobos and Tigers, who open the season in less than a week from today against Lufkin and Pflugerville Hendrickson, respectively.

"The biggest focus is on us," Longview head coach John King said. "It's a little https://lobohistory.com than a...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS WRAP FIRST WEEK OF FALL PRACTICE
August 18th, 2018

Longview players and coaches were pleased with the work put in on the field over the past six days.

But that doesn't mean that there's still not plenty of work to do. Far from it.

"We've been improving each and every day," linebacker Ja'Vontae Writt said Saturday following an intrasquad scrimmage and the first day in full pads for the...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS CONTINUE TO BUILD ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL
August 16th, 2018

It could easily be a serious case of deja vu when taking a look at Longview's first-team offense at practice this week.

There's a lot of familiar faces out there for the Lobos, who enter their fifth practice of fall camp today.

Longview head coach John King said the high number of returning players, especially offensively, has led to...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS CHECK INTO 6A AP POLL AT NO. 7
August 13th, 2018

After finishing the 2017 season as one of the final eight teams alive in Class 6A, the Longview Lobos will open the 2018 season ranked No. 7.

The Lobos earned 77 total points in the Texas Associated Press high school preseason poll released today. That placed the Lobos seventh behind Cypress Fairbanks and ahead of Galena Park North Shore.

Allen topped the list in...read https://lobohistory.com.

EXPECTATIONS HIGH AS LOBOS HIT THE FIELD FOR PRACTICE
August 11th, 2018

Longview has been through this before.

Excitement and preseason expectations, things that come off the heels of a run to the state semifinals, are through the roof for the Lobos heading in to the 2018 season.

"There's a lot of excitement, a lot of hype," Longview head coach John King said. "We've seen this before with a lot of expectations heading into the...read https://lobohistory.com.

FORMER LOBO JETTER SIGNS WITH TAMPA BAY
August 11th, 2018

Former Longview Lobo and Kilgore College standout Colin Jeter has found his new home in the National Football League.

Jeter has joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 91-man camp roster on Friday, according to the team.

The 6-6, 249-pound Jeter joins the Buccaneers after signing as an undrafted free agent and spending the 2017 offseason with the...read https://lobohistory.com.

ONE WEEK OUT: WILLIAMS BRINGS EXPLOSIVENESS BACK
August 6th, 2018

It could've been easy to miss any of Keilyn Williams' 17 rushing touchdowns during his junior season for the Longview Lobos.

But the explosive Williams also added one touchdown in three different areas for the Lobos during a breakout season.

He opened the season with a 97-yard kickoff return, a grand debut that set the stage for the rest of his junior season. Williams, whose elusiveness and speed kept opposing defenses off balance and...read https://lobohistory.com.

THREE WEEKS OUT: LISTER, ROBERTS PRIMED FOR THIRD SEASON
July 24th, 2018

Jephaniah Lister and Gavin Roberts both heard their number called as Sophomores for the Longview Lobos.

Now, with under three weeks out until Longview begins fall practice, both of the three-year starters are primed for big senior campaigns.

Lister, who rose through the Longview ranks as a running back, made the transition to defense as a...read https://lobohistory.com.

UIL OUTLINES CHANGES AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
July 23rd, 2018

The risks of playing football have become a topic of discussion around the nation.

Even the football-mad state of Texas is not immune from the issue.

The UIL has moved to improve player safety by requiring high school football coaches in the state to take a ...read https://lobohistory.com.

SPOTLIGHT: LOBOS VS PANTHERS SET TO BE TELEVISED
July 23rd, 2018

Whenever Longview and Lufkin collide on the football field, it's usually in a jam-packed and an electric environment.

The audience that will get to see the Lobos and Panthers meet in 2018 will be even larger.

Officially approved by the UIL on Monday in San Antonio, the season opener between Longview and Lufkin on Aug. 31 at Lobo Stadium will be aired live...read https://lobohistory.com.

GALLANT LONGVIEW COMEBACK FALLS SHORT IN 28-26 LOSS TO MIDWAY
December 17th, 2017

Longview and Waco Midway have engaged in some absolute wars in their brief but storied history of colliding in the postseason.

Saturday will go down as another battle for the ages.

This time, however, it was a heartbreaker for Longview that saw the Panthers advance in the postseason with a 28-26 win over the Lobos in the Class 6A, Division II state semifinals on a cold and wet day at Eagle Stadium.

With the win, Midway advances to the...read https://lobohistory.com.

EXPECTATIONS HIGH AS LOBOS HIT THE FIELD FOR PRACTICE
August 11th, 2018

Longview has been through this before.

Excitement and preseason expectations, things that come off the heels of a run to the state semifinals, are through the roof for the Lobos heading in to the 2018 season.

"There's a lot of excitement, a lot of hype," Longview head coach John King said. "We've seen this before with a lot of expectations heading into the...read https://lobohistory.com.

FORMER LOBO JETTER SIGNS WITH TAMPA BAY
August 11th, 2018

Former Longview Lobo and Kilgore College standout Colin Jeter has found his new home in the National Football League.

Jeter has joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 91-man camp roster on Friday, according to the team.

The 6-6, 249-pound Jeter joins the Buccaneers after signing as an undrafted free agent and spending the 2017 offseason with the...read https://lobohistory.com.

ONE WEEK OUT: WILLIAMS BRINGS EXPLOSIVENESS BACK
August 6th, 2018

It could've been easy to miss any of Keilyn Williams' 17 rushing touchdowns during his junior season for the Longview Lobos.

But the explosive Williams also added one touchdown in three different areas for the Lobos during a breakout season.

He opened the season with a 97-yard kickoff return, a grand debut that set the stage for the rest of his junior season. Williams, whose elusiveness and speed kept opposing defenses off balance and...read https://lobohistory.com.

THREE WEEKS OUT: LISTER, ROBERTS PRIMED FOR THIRD SEASON
July 24th, 2018

Jephaniah Lister and Gavin Roberts both heard their number called as Sophomores for the Longview Lobos.

Now, with under three weeks out until Longview begins fall practice, both of the three-year starters are primed for big senior campaigns.

Lister, who rose through the Longview ranks as a running back, made the transition to defense as a...read https://lobohistory.com.

UIL OUTLINES CHANGES AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
July 23rd, 2018

The risks of playing football have become a topic of discussion around the nation.

Even the football-mad state of Texas is not immune from the issue.

The UIL has moved to improve player safety by requiring high school football coaches in the state to take a ...read https://lobohistory.com.

SPOTLIGHT: LOBOS VS PANTHERS SET TO BE TELEVISED
July 23rd, 2018

Whenever Longview and Lufkin collide on the football field, it's usually in a jam-packed and an electric environment.

The audience that will get to see the Lobos and Panthers meet in 2018 will be even larger.

Officially approved by the UIL on Monday in San Antonio, the season opener between Longview and Lufkin on Aug. 31 at Lobo Stadium will be aired live...read https://lobohistory.com.

THREE LOBOS PRIMED FOR RETURN
July 9th, 2018

The countdown to fall practice for Longview hit five weeks on Monday.

As Lobo head coach John King said on Monday, "It's here."

Those are two words that Jessie Anderson, Jacob Johnson and Marcus Williams have been waiting to...read https://lobohistory.com.

ETSN TOP 25 PLAYERS: NO. 12 MARCUS WILLIAMS
June 19th, 2018

Marcus Williams knew.

When Williams started talking to TCU, he got a feeling he'd have an eventual home in Fort Worth. The https://lobohistory.com he talked to the Horned Frogs' staff, the https://lobohistory.com in love he fell with the university.

He committed in March, took his official visit a week ago and, unless something changes drastically between now and December, plans to sign with them during the...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW FAILS TO ADVANCE AT TYLER SQT
June 16th, 2018

or the second-straight week, Longview's road the qualifying round featured a familiar face.

Once again, the pool play finale was the end of the day for the Lobos.

Lufkin made a goal-line stand at the end of the first half and pulled away in the second half to take a 46-32 win over the Lobos, who entered 2-0 on the day, at Tyler's 7-on-7 State Qualifying Tournament on Saturday at Lindsey Park in Tyler.

With the loss...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS FINISH 2-1 AT LUFKIN SQT
June 8th, 2018

Longview and Beaumont West Brook have a short but storied history on the football field in the fall.

When the two collided Friday during pool play at the Lufkin 7-on-7 state qualifying tournament, that history showed.

After both entered the finale of pool action at 2-0, it was...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS TO PLAY IN LUFKIN SQT ON FRIDAY
June 7th, 2018

ixteen teams will square off at Lufkin High School on Friday with a chance to earn a spot in the Division I state 7-on-7 tournament later this month.

Here's the pools and schedule for Friday's tournament...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS MOVE ON TO SUMMER AFTER PRODUCTIVE SPRING
May 21st, 2018

Questions were answered but plenty remain and progression was made but there's still plenty of room to build.

That's where the Longview Lobos find themselves after wrapping up spring practice this past week.

"Overall, I'd say it was a productive and definitely a physical spring," Longview head coach John King said. "I feel good about this football team and its potential.

"But we've got to get everyone on the same page in terms of their commitment to what...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBO STADIUM SCOREBOARD TO BE COMPLETED BY MID-AUGUST
May 16th, 2018

Lobo Stadium is getting a face-lift.

A 100 percent digital video scoreboard, roughly five times the size of the current video board at Longview High School's Lobo Stadium, will be ready to go by mid-August, Longview athletic director John King said.

The board, which was approved Monday by the Longview ISD board of trustees, will cost $407,000 and will be paid for by the...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS WRAP SPRING PRACTICE WITH PRODUCTIVE SCRIMMAGE
May 14th, 2018

Behind an experienced offensive line, Keilyn Williams, Jessie Anderson, Haynes King and the Longview receiving corps all showed at times what the Lobos' offense could be about this coming season.

The Lobo defense had their say as well on Monday.

Longview wrapped up its spring practice schedule with the annual ...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS CAP SRPING WITH GREEN-WHITE GAME
May 13th, 2018

Over the past three weeks, it's been about progressing for the Lobo offense and learning for the Longview defense.

Both sides of the ball will cap the spring practice session today with the annual Green-White Game, set for a 5 p.m. start at Lobo Stadium. Admission is free.

"I feel like it's been a pretty physical and labor-intensive spring practice with a lot of learning and teaching on both sides of the ball," Longview head coach John King said. "We've got some questions answered and there are...read https://lobohistory.com.

FORMER LOBO DRAFTED BY RAMS, HENDERSON SIGNS WITH BROWNS
April 30th, 2018

Travin Howard, in his own words, has always been an underdog, something he embraced and worked to overcome.

It paid off on Saturday.

Howard, a former Longview Lobo who went on to a standout career at TCU, was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft on Saturday in Arlington.

Howard was a week away from...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBO INSIDER: NOTES FROM LONGVIEW'S FIRST SPRING PRACTICE
April 24th, 2018

There was the usual high energy on Monday as Longview hit the first for the first of a four-week long spring practice slate.

As expected, the Lobo offense held point throughout the day but the Longview defense held its own at times as well.

Here are a few notes and observations from Day 1...read https://lobohistory.com.

ENERGY HIGH AS LOBOS HIT FIELD FOR SPRING FOOTBALL
April 24th, 2018

Jephaniah Lister was a little bored on Monday as the Longview Lobos hit the field for the first spring football practice.

But the three-year starter, who is competing in the regional track meet later this week, saw some good things during Day 1 of the spring.

"Everyone is learning their new roles and were able to get in some good reps today," Lister, one of 13 three-year returning lettermen, said. "We've got to be https://lobohistory.com aggressive but we're going to work at that.

"We'll get there."

Lister is one of...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS OPEN SPRING DRILLS ON MONDAY
April 21st, 2018

Longview hits the field on Monday for the start of spring football practice with a large contingent of returners back from the Lobos' run to the state semifinals this past season.

While one priority is building on what is coming back, Monday also represents a new start.

"The expectations are going to be high for us with what we've got coming back," Longview head coach John King said. "Our kids need to understand what it takes to play at that elite level like we did last year.

"The ones that are returning need to lead the way and those that were a part of the ride need to step it up."

Longview, who hits the field for practice No. 1 at...read https://lobohistory.com.

CARR, KING LEAD LOBO 11-6A SELECTIONS
December 18th, 2017

Longview earned a pair of superlatives and placed a total of 28 players on the first team, second team or honorable mention list with the release of the District 11-6A All-District Football Team for 2017.

Cornerback Jalen Carr shared Defensive Player of the Year honors with Rockwall's Korrey Barron, and Sophomore quarterback Haynes King was the league's Offensive Newcomer of the Year.

Other superlative honors went to...read https://lobohistory.com.

LONGVIEW FALLS IN HEART BREAKING FASHION, 28-26, IN STATE SEMI-FINALS
December 17th, 2017

Longview did almost everything it needed to secure its first state championship game appearance in nine years.

Almost.

Chris Kessler missed two potential go-ahead field goals inside the game's final four minutes, and the Lobos dropped a 28-26 heartbreaker to...read https://lobohistory.com.

LOBOS SHOW FIGHTING SPIRIT IN GUT WRENCHING DEFEAT
December 17th, 2017

As the rain poured, the tears flowed. All of the what might have beens and what could have beens ultimately came to rest in the harsh reality of a heartbreaking 28-26 loss for the Longview Lobos Saturday in their Class 6A Division II semifinal with the undefeated Waco Midway Panthers.

Longview's bid for a fifth state championship appearance and the school's first state title in 80 years must wait at least another season.

Washed away in all the emotion of the of their...read https://lobohistory.com.

GALLANT LONGVIEW COMEBACK FALLS SHORT IN 28-26 LOSS TO MIDWAY
December 17th, 2017

Longview and Waco Midway have engaged in some absolute wars in their brief but storied history of colliding in the postseason.

Saturday will go down as another battle for the ages.

This time, however, it was a heartbreaker for Longview that saw the Panthers advance in the postseason with a 28-26 win over the Lobos in the Class 6A, Division II state semifinals on a cold and wet day at Eagle Stadium.

With the win, Midway advances to the...read https://lobohistory.com.