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Longview (14-0) vs. Amarillo-Tascosa (11-3), Class 6A (D-II) Semifinals

Longview Lobos (14-0) vs Amarillo Tascosa Rebels (11-3)  

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  1. 1. Who wins?

    • Longview in a blow out
    • Longview in a close one
    • Amarillo Tascosa in a close one
    • Amarillo Tascosa in a blow out

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DATE: Saturday, December 15th, 2018
TIME: 8:00 PM
LOCATION: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas

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The two schools have never played a non-district contest.
The two schools have never played a district contest.
The two schools have never played a playoff contest.
The two schools have never played at a neutral location.
The two schools have never played at Longview.
The two schools have never played at Amarillo Tascosa.
The two schools have never played at AT&T Stadium.
The two schools have never played on December 15th.

First Meeting

And so it goes. The Lobos return to the fateful round of last season’s disappointing loss that saw the Lobos have two tries at field goals to push themselves into the 6A Division II State Championship, only for both field goals to be missed and for Waco Midway to advance to a spot that the Lobos felt was rightfully their’s. The redemption tour continued for Longview, as they knocked out one of the toughest defensive units they’ve faced all season with a 14-0 victory over Spring Westfield at Waco ISD Stadium. The win marked Longview’s first playoff victory at Waco ISD, after falling to South Garland in 2003 in overtime and to Pflugerville on the exact date in the exact round 11 years ago in 2007. It was anything but pretty for the first time this season on offense for the Lobos. Longview was held to season lows in all categories outside of first downs, but the Lobos overcame and for the first time this season counted on their defense to bring home the W for them. Longview held the Mustangs to a mere 100 total yards on the night, and just seven first downs overall, in their first shut out of an opponent since 2015. The shut out also marked Longview’s first playoff shut out since a 24-0 victory over Tomball in 2010. The win propels Longview into the State Semi-Finals for the second straight year and the ninth time overall in school history. It will be Longview’s 5th Semi-Final trip in 15 seasons under head coach John King. On the other side of things, a completely new opponent and a completely new area that Longview has never faced a team from. Amarillo Tascosa got the big upset victory out in Lubbock with a 48-27 victory over previously undefeated Haltom. The Rebels advanced to the State Semi-Finals for the first time since 1964, after knocking off their second undefeated team in the post season, which includes Arlington and Haltom. The four playoff victories in a season is the most in Tascosa football history. Their last tripe to the State Semi-Finals included back to back losses to Garland in 1963 and 1964. Since falling to Garland 21-7 in 1964, the Rebels had made the quarterfinals just twice (1966 & 1967) and had advanced past the Area round just once (2015). This will be Tascosa’s first ever trip to AT&T Stadium, while Longview will be returning to the land of Jerry Jones for the third time after defeating Wylie 35-14 in 2015 and then falling to Mansfield Lake Ridge in 2015, 56-53, on a missed field goal in the final seconds. It’s sure to be a barn burner as the Rebels look to advance to their first ever State Championship while Longview is looking to return for the first time since 2009, and for their fifth trip overall.

12/15 - W2 Amarillo Tascosa (11-3) vs W11 Longview (14-0) - AT&T Stadium (Arlington, TX)
12/15 - W21 Beaumont West Brook (12-2) vs W25 Austin Westlake (13-1) - Legacy Stadium (Katy, TX)

Longview 14 Spring Westfield 0
Amarillo Tascosa 48 Haltom 27
Beaumont West Brook 31 Cypress Creek 21
Austin Westlake 26 San Antonio Brandeis 0

The winner of today’s game will take on the winner of Beaumont West Brook vs Austin Westlake in the Class 6A Division II State Championship.

Record: 14-0 (6-0)
District: 11-6A
Coach: John King (165-36 in 15 seasons) (Playoffs: 38-14)
First Year of Football: 1909
All-Time Record: 727-345-52 (Playoffs: 67-41-1)
Playoff Appearances: 44
Last Playoff Appearance: 2017, 6A Division II State Semi-Final
State Championships (1): 1937 (1A)
State Championship Appearances (4): 1937 (1A), 1997 (5A D1), 2008 (4A D1), 2009 (4A D1)
08.31 - vs Lufkin - Win 35-28
09.07 - at Marshall - Win 60-14
09.14 - vs John Tyler - Win 41-13
09.21 - at Ruston - Win 56-28
09.28 - at Rockwall - Win 42-35
10.12 - vs Mesquite Horn - Win 50-3
10.19 - at Rockwall Heath - Win 48-10
10.26 - vs North Mesquite - Win 63-3
11.02 - at Tyler Lee - Win 63-14
11.09 - vs Mesquite - Win 55-24
11.16 - Bi-District: Copperas Cove - Win 70-22
11.24 - Area: Prosper - Win 63-17
12.01 - Regional: Austin Vandegrift - Win  56-28
12.08 - Quarterfinals: Spring Westfield - Win 14-0
12.15 - Semi-Finals: Amarillo Tascosa

Record: 11-3 (4-1)
District: 2-6A
Coach: Ken Plunk (61-53 in 10 seasons) (Playoffs: 9-5)
First Year of Football:
All-Time Record: 320-310-8 (Playoffs: 15-16-1)
Playoff Appearances: 16
Last Playoff Appearance: 2016, 6A Division II Area
State Championships (0): None
State Championship Appearances (0): None
08.31 - vs Abilene - Win 13-7
09.07 - vs Amarillo - Loss 28-21
09.13 - vs Amarillo Palo Duro - Win 36-7
09.21 - vs El Paso Americas - Win 48-42
09.29 - Brownsville Hanna (In San Antonio) - Loss 35-13
10.12 - at Midland - Win 36-20
10.18 - vs Odessa Permian - Loss 32-25
10.26 - at Midland Lee - Win 49-26
11.02 - vs Odessa - Win 35-21
11.09 - at Wolfforth Frenship - Win 44-21
11.16 - Bi-District: El Paso Pebble Hills - Win 57-35
11.23 - Area: Arlington - Win 35-24
12.01 - Regional: Mansfield Lake Ridge - Win 43-34
12.08 - Quarterfinals: Haltom - Win 48-27

12.15 - Semi-Finals: Longview

Lobos have never played on December 15th


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Lobos by 6. King makes a late play to win it. 

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4 minutes ago, budmanmpfan said:

Good luck Lobos. Show West Texas what East Texas is all about. MP is rooting for you.

Thanks for the kind words! 

Tascosa runs, from what I've seen, the flexbone or a variation of it. They're physical and disciplined up front, and they run the ball about 88% of the time. They've lost to some less-than-stellar teams but also just beat 13-0 Haltom by 21 points. I don't think they have the defense to stop Longview's offense, but if their offense starts grinding, they could really slow the game down and keep Longview off the field. I do think we're strong up front on defense and can compete with that offense. 

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Lobos advance

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Westlake won. 

Final four is Longview, Tascosa, West Brook and Westlake.

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2 minutes ago, JohnnyFootball said:

Westlake has a crazy good defense. So many shutouts this season, although their schedule isn't all that strong. 

Not looking that far down the road yet..js

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Longview has to get in the backfield quick and cause some disruption. Their QB runs that offense like he’s been doing it his whole life. They have a Purdue commit that can bust free at anytime. I think they’re a team that really jelled at mid-season. 

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