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  1. I just want to clarify a few things I've seen posted here from our Amarillo friends. A) Longview is not a "Metroplex" team. That is an offensive term to us. We are 120 miles away from the Metroplex. We play Metroplex teams in district and tend to beat Metroplex schools in the playoffs. Matt Diggs does not cover our team. He knows about us because we beat the teams he covers. B) Longview does not run a spread offense. Longview runs a pro-style offense. They don't run the hurry up. It is very methodical. There's no one player or particular concept to key on. And I will agree that defending the flex bone or any other type of option offense is all about fundamentals. It's about footwork, leverage, gap integrity, and teamwork. Those are things that start in spring practice. You install the strategies the week of the game, but you rely on the things you been doing all year.
    5 points
  2. I'm kinda old fashioned,if you harm my family...I'll make you pay personally and no amount of reasoning can protect you from me...I am charged with the protection of my family and that includes their education and upbringing.As saddening as it sounds,I will,even at the cost of my own destruction,exact retribution for your crimes against mine . And there is no place to run or hide to evade this enevetibility... If every human out there knew that there was zero chance of escaping a brutal retribution for a crime committed and witnessed by others,there would be less violent crimes by silly entitled people.. " If I commit this crime,I will pay for it right now and there is no escaping this eminent punishment". This would be in the minds of most wanna be gahanksters..js So now you can judge my beliefs and enumerate it the many faults associated with this type of reasoning,but at the end of the day one thing remains factual...I will at all costs handle it in this way and there is no price I will not pay to accomplish this goal.Am I barbaric or Neolithic?...swing away..chain..
    4 points
  3. 07 my friend just told me Longview got the Army team of the week. Have you heard that?
    3 points
  4. Just have patience ... Center will eventually straighten "IT" out ... whatever "IT" ends up being or looking like.
    3 points
  5. Who doesn't do the same with Jason Witten. He's bad. I know it's his first year, but he's as bad as Dennis Miller and Rush Limbaugh were.
    3 points
  6. This is an ubsurd statement. Players are taught at a young age what the triple option offense is. Especially in East Texas because there is still a lot of teams in East Texas that still run it. Might not be out of the wishbone, flex, or wing but can be run out of shotgun, i form and of course power i. Which of course my alma mater MP ran out of in the 90s. Longview i think might still run a variety of the triple option. And Longview's corners are very fast. Im pretty sure King will have them ready for your offense. Take for example Georgia Tech and Navy. They run out of the wing t triple option. Neither one is going to a bowl game. Teams put 8-9 in the box against them. Because they cant throw it. If your offense runs a wing t triple option and starts getting stuffed, if they cant throw it, it will be a very long day for your qb, wing back, and fb.
    2 points
  7. Hell every now and then, we'll even run some triple option stuff too just like older John King teams did. Haynes has a few TD runs on option plays this year. Longview has the most diverse offense in the state. Have not seen a team any classification run the number of sets Longview does all year.
    2 points
  8. i did that last week and it was the best $10 bucks i have spent in a long time. great picture and my living room was dry and warm.
    2 points
  9. My Tigers took a beatdown from those purple yard-birds like never before. It don't mater who's played who, they will stump break those humped back steers, and have steaks for dinner the next day. Newton 63 - 14. Just saying...
    2 points
  10. Taggart is one of those "In the right place at the right time" kind of guys. He is kind of like that Corporate guy who just happened to meet the boss in the bathroom by accident and left an impression that got promoted before he got fired for poor performance. I mean, he "had Oregon on the way up." and he "Got the guys to South Florida" but he didnt really do anything with them...
    2 points
  11. Man up the receivers, account for the other skill players, clog the gaps inside and force them to abandon the fullback dive part of the option, spy the qb, man up the pitch man, be disciplined.... easier said than done, but there's a reason not many true triple option attacks make it this far... I agree that we need a hat on the qb EVERY PLAY. I expect a few broken assignments but it is doable. Lister and writt will need to have their best games of the year And these guys are true gamers. I'm excited for another great game.
    2 points
  12. Does anyone else watch the game on mute because of these two #### heads?
    1 point
  13. I’ll be your huckleberry!!! Lol ( just play’n, still have lumps that hasn’t healed!) I will be ready come next year! Newton going to best the brakes of EB!!!
    1 point
  14. That's the real question!!! That's the speculation around town, but no one really knows.
    1 point
  15. Nac. only had like 9 Seniors(only 3 starters), everyone else was Sophomores and Juniors. 5-5 after a 1-9 season is a 4 game improvement and a playoff birth. JV wasn't great, but most of the good sophomores were on Varsity. Haven't heard a word about anyone going anywhere as of yet, there has been rumor for the past 3 years he was leaving after each year. I would guess he at least finishes off the group that are going to be seniors next year. When he does decide to "re-retire" it will be from coaching only, I am sure he would remain the AD.
    1 point
  16. Yeah, I don't think you finish top 4 and you don't make the playoffs. You got smashed at home by a very mediocre Kilgore team that half our district routed this year. Maybe this is true in past years but definitely not this year.
    1 point
  17. That's great to hear man. I love seeing programs with great coaches that can get great things out of their kids. I honestly feel like we under-achieved this season, as I think we did in 16. People here are content with a 4th round exit, but I feel like our team could have accomplished to much more. I don't ever want to feel content, because that means I don't expect improvement. We played a tough pre-season schedule but we should have competed in all those games. We did get a few things figured out in the post-season, but still showed up Saturday looking like we didn't want to be there. We should get a shot again next year. We're losing a great RB, and a few skill position players, but we're bringing back a lot of talent, and have some great kids coming up. Hopefully we will get a shot at you guys again next season!
    1 point
  18. Like i said in my previous post LH is good at hiding the ball and quick coming off the ball.There is no doubt in my mind Carthage can score points either running or passing.I do think keeping turnovers to a minimum is very significant . Both of these teams has played quality 5a teams so i do think it's going to be a physical smash mouth match.
    1 point
  19. couldnt remember, knew he was rated as a dual threat. SMU Qb Ben Hicks is transferring so I can guess if arkansas gets a transfer who it will be.
    1 point
  20. And to add a post script to that comment. After years of observing Carthage football, it ain't wise to pick against Carthage against any team
    1 point
  21. Yea that was embarrassing. More than 1 player doing it too.
    1 point
  22. Same. They pose matchup issues for Westlake and will pose the same issues for whoever wins out of Longview and Tascosa.
    1 point
  23. 1 point
  24. Chad Morris/ Jeff Traylor come get you a QB.
    1 point
  25. Texas S Caden Sterns and RT Samuel Cosmi have been named USA TODAY Freshman All-Americans.
    1 point
  26. This is simply my humble opinion and nothing else. For Tascosa, this game is State! We do see Longview as the best team remaining. You have to understand that even the most ardent Rebel fans didn't see this coming (where we are at today) and we are excited and maybe a little over zealous. Amarillo hasn't had a dog in the hunt since 1992 and West Texas in general has been about as dry as the drought we have been having over the past 20+ years. Having said that, Tascosa is proud, and we have finally proven to ourselves that we can play on this level. All three of the last teams we have played were supposed to beat us, some worse than others. Each game, we have been able to adapt and execute. We struggled early, but we are peaking at just the right time. We, like everyone else have speed on both sides of the ball, and we also play heads up, smash mouth football. No other team that we have played will be anything like Longview. Yes, most youth leagues use a formation like we use, but they don't run a triple option and the triple option is NOT a misdirection offense like the wing-T. Getting a 9 year old to read a defense is like owning a toilet made of gold...isn't going to happen, and i'm sorry, its not the same. The triple-o is NOT the greatest thing ever and it has its faults, but its what we run, and we run it well! I agree with coach Plunk here! We are not that good until we prove it. We actually may not be taking this as seriously as we should, but we are having fun!
    1 point
  27. And what makes them special is they all have a quick first step. They are big tough kids. Moving #8 to the LB spot has proven to be one of the best moves this season. He has a motor that DOES NOT QUIT!
    1 point
  28. Tackles both Sophs are both 235 to 245 Ends depending on who is in the game are of the 6-2 to 6-4 variety and 210 to 230 depending on who is in the game
    1 point
  29. You guys had a lot of good points and a great show
    1 point
  30. Correct. I like you, man. You're not like some of the other fans who, when challenged on their points, immediately retreat to a straw man of "LONGVIEW ARE GOD'S GIFT TO FOOTBALL AND TEHY WIN BY 50" like some others. You're right- we can talk ourselves til we're blue in the face and it'll mean nothing come Saturday.
    1 point
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  32. 1986 was the last year we played Kilgore. Not sure how accurate that post is about him playing Longview, but if he did it would’ve had to of been in 85 or 85 cause those were the only years in the 80s we played. Longview had many losses that year, including a loss to PT. But still somehow made it to the quarters against Plano. I know lots of Lobo fans feel we were screwed out of that one.
    1 point
  33. call me crazy, but back in 96, Marshall played Lake Highlands in the playoffs. LH ran the wishbone with basically your run of the mill Wishbone plays with 3-4 pass plays, all Go routes. I am not sure that we adjusted our base defense at all... but when I played a team like that with 1 pass route that they have used all season 3-4 times a game... I would load 8 in the box, have a Safety and 2 CBs play a Shell like a Cover 3 without any underneath help and sail all out on the run game until they made me cover the TEs and RBs.... in that type of game, you are going to have LBs essentially spying the RBs anyway because that is where the ball is going 90% of the time. That other 10% deep route should be picked or at least a tackle by the DB if the WR makes a great jump ball catch... I don't know a lot about Longview's opponent, but I would destroy their run game and anytime the QB passes the ball, I would hope a LB or DE is already in his face, forcing him to make a great throw under pressure.
    1 point
  34. Don't listen to this guy. This is crazy talk. We don't run the triple-option, our quarterback can't run the ball. He slow.
    1 point
  35. Don't take this wrong - I am not making excuses - but the weather definitely played a roll in that game. The difference was, Malakoff didn't care what the weather was like. You couldn't tell it was 35 degrees and raining on their sideline, you could tell on ours. We had kids running trying to make tackles with their hands in their warmers, and from the very beginning of the game you could tell they did NOT like the cold, at all. Our QB could not throw the ball accurately, not that he's known for being the most accurate passer, but he's definitely better than he played Saturday. Malakoff had a hand in that was well, as we could not block one of Malakoff's DE's to save our lives. Also, I too have heard from Malakoff fans wondering why we didn't run #22 more. We were all wondering the same thing. Especially when we went 5 wide, the some 8 times we did. Seeing #22, #5, and #8 at the same time never made me feel at ease. Not that we didn't have other play makers, but they just had that IT factor. I'm not sticking up for Rab4Life, I'm just telling you what I myself saw/heard. In the grand scheme of things, it means nothing, as we're sitting at home this weekend and Malakoff is not. I'm pulling for Mally this weekend, because I am pulling for our region. I don't have any bad blood for Malakoff. The best team on Saturday won. The rest is all "what-ifs." I just don't like being stuck with a bunch of "what-ifs," if you know what I mean. This is always the roughest thing about football season, is watching those kids you've been following since they first learned how to play, graduate and move on. Definitely going to miss #22 being on the field. I remember his first breakout game against L-E, and watched him grow into a smart young man! Chose to go to Rice because the NFL is not a for certain, but his education is. Anyways, good luck Malakoff! I'll be watching this game from the comfort of my home, but I'll be there to see y'all play in person if y'all can win this one!
    1 point
  36. And repeat WE ARE NOT A DFW METROPLEX TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1 point
  37. The reason I fell in love with Lobo football was because I love smashmouth football. This team is special in that they can and will play smashmouth, but can also do other things. we can talk about trying to stop the Tascosa running attack, but has anyone been able to stop Longview's running attack. I mean if they even dared to get meredith a little more involved, I can only imagine how dominate that 3 headed monster would truly be.
    1 point
  38. One thing everyone is not talking about. Longview has a GREAT offense of their own. Great offense! Best in the storied history of this program. Tascosa will have to stop them.
    1 point
  39. The only way to kill the flex bone is your DL dominates their OL every play. If that doesn’t happen, then you are relying on a LB or Safety to make a good play.
    1 point
  40. This is true! The Rebels are not the same team that struggled with Abilene for a 7 point win! My fear is that Tascosa will view this game like Ryan and will do well until challenged! The defense is MUCH better than when they started. LB Moore has grown into his role and is extroidinarly dangerous. Boogy feeds off teams thinking Doerue is simply a decoy and the more they challenge him, the harder he plays! Question is can Longview stay focused and disciplined enough to stay on assignment regardless of what they see? If they can, they will stop the triple-o, if they can’t, we will see the same result as the last 3 games.
    1 point
  41. Hey welcome to Smoaky! Congrats on making the semis... I respect option teams quite a bit, coming from John King's first few teams at Longview. I love teams that still use a fullback and run the ball. We know what we're getting from the Tascosa offense... How's your defense? What's the best offense you guys have seen so far this season? Do you think they're as good as, say, Westfield?
    1 point
  42. if you're a juco o-lineman and want to play immediately choose Arkansas. Also saw where some people were talking about Texas Qb Buechele possibly transferring. obviously, haven't seen him play in a little while but what I remember he was pretty good. think it would be a good pick up if Arkansas could land him.
    1 point
  43. You hit the nail on the head, EDUCATION has replaced TALENT in every area. Seems the decision makers are more concerned with how many Post-Grad classes you have taken as opposed to HOW WELL YOU CAN DO THE JOB.
    1 point
  44. Since district play started, and including playoff games as well, Gunter is beating teams by an average of 35.6 points per game. The teams they are beating are winning their games by an average of 6.6 per game. So, Gunter swings these games by an average of 42.2 points. Canadian is beating teams by 33.7 who are used to winning by 5.9 - for a swing of 39.6 points. Since Canadian wins by an average of 33.7, and Gunter "swings" their opponents out of their average game by 42.2 points, that would favor Gunter by 8.5 points. Gunter wins by an average of 35.6, and Canadian "swings" their opponents out of their average game by 39.6 points, so that would favor Canadian by 4 points. The average of these two would be Gunter favored by 2. The score my algorithm comes up with in this one is Gunter, 35-33. This is considering district games and beyond - as well as only the district and beyond games by their opponents. Using the same method : Considering every game played overall including preseason - Gunter 30, Canadian 27. Considering the best 3 "swing" games by each team** - Canadian 38, Gunter 29. Worst 3 swing games*** - Gunter 40, Canadian 25. Gunter's best 3 vs Canadian's worst 3 - Gunter 39, Canadian 11. Canadian's best 3 vs Gunter's worst 3 - Canadian 52, Gunter 30. Considering only the 4 playoff games - Canadian 37, Gunter 31. Games against opponents that score 30+ ppg - Canadian 29, Gunter 27. Games against opponents who hold teams to fewer than 20 ppg - Gunter 30, Canadian 22. The average of all of these : Gunter 32, Canadian 30. ** - Canadian's best 3 swing games were against Anson, Friona, and Colorado. Gunter's best 3 were the Holliday playoff game, Nocona, and the Holliday district game. *** - Canadian's worst 3 swing games were against Grapevine Faith, Perryton, and River Road. Gunter's worst 3 were Callisburg, Lexington, and S&S. It's hard to beat a good team two times in a row, and Gunter pulled that off against a very good Holliday team this year. Gunter would have to beat an even better Canadian team 3 times in a row to advance to the state final for the third consecutive year. It's a tall order, but I think Gunter will pull it off in a one-score game. Both teams in the 30s.
    1 point
  45. If the drop in contributions doesn’t tell you that she was “For Sale”, then you’re deaf. If you believe the Clinton’s are on the up and up, I’ve got fairway homes I can sell you on the PGA Deadwood Golf Course.
    1 point
  46. There is very little innovation in football now. Not because coaches aren’t trying or as creative but simply because everything has been tried. There is only so much you can do with 6 people eligible to touch the football. What happens now is a reimagining of “old” ideas. For example the air raid is all the rage these days but if you listen to Mike Leach or read his book, a lot of the concepts come from the wishbone. The wider splits and the idea of equal distribution of the ball, according to him, came from wishbone tape he and Mumme studied. The best coaches in America are high school coaches and I say that because they have little control over who will be on their roster year in and year out. College and nfl can go out and recruit and draft in the mold they want. Coaches like Surratt at Carthage will always play deep into December because they are willing to build their offense around the players they have, not the players they want. I’m sure he would love to have another Ingram in the backfield but he doesn’t so he has went out and made the adjustments the kids he has need to be successful. I have no problem with any one type of offense. I love them all. But coaches who are “wing t guys” or “spread guys” and aren’t willing to adapt do so at their own peril. You aren’t going to have the same players to run the exact same scheme year in and year out. And you can’t run the spread with a QB that runs a 5.3 40, can’t throw farther than 10 yards, and can’t spell cover 2. But by golly let’s put 4 WR out there with our 180 lb tackles and put that stud QB I just mentioned in the shotgun, call it the spread, and he’ll go win us a championship. It’s ludicrous!
    1 point
  47. Poor job or not and money or not. Center is a small 4A. Not a Big 5A/6A in a big ISD like Dallas Or Houston. No way they hire a qualified HC. A good coach isn’t coming into a situation where he isn’t over the entire program. Whether that be a seasoned vet or younger coach trying to climb the ladder. There are to many variables that go into winning (hiring/appraisal of coaches, off-season program, ect..) that he cannot control with him not being the AD also.
    1 point
  48. They must get the numbers back up. They have only had 2 teams the last 3 seasons and that is unacceptable at the 4A level. There are so many games lost for the young kids in those 3 years. It was not that long ago that they had over 100 out for football now that number is in the 70 range. Have heard a very bad rumor that hey are splitting the AD/Football job and the AD might be a coach of another sport. I sure hope this is not the direction they choose because the Huntington blueprint of days past is not what you need to follow.
    1 point
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