LONGVIEW LOBOS (5-0) VS FORNEY JACKRABBITS (4-1)
DATE: Friday, October 7th TIME: 7:30 PM LOCATION: Lobo Stadium in Longview, Texas LONGVIEW BROADCAST: 106.5 FM JACK FM FORNEY BROADCAST: n/a LONGVIEW LIVE STREAM: Longview Gameday FORNEY LIVE STREAM: Sportsgram.net
SERIES TIED 0-0-0
The two schools have never played a non-district contest.
The two schools have never played a district contest.
The two schools have never playoff a 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 Forney.
The two schools have never played at Lobo Stadium.
The two schools have never played on October 7th.
LAST FIVE GAMES IN SERIES:
First Meeting. FULL GAME LOG
GAME PREVIEW & SERIES REVIEW:
The Longview Lobos knew they would be tested this season. It was just a matter by whom, and when. It came in the form of week five’s opponent, the Lancaster Tigers. Meeting for the third season in a row, but first in the regular season, the two teams have formed a healthy rivalry with the Lobos eliminating the Tigers in the playoffs the last two years. With a district title looming, the two schools didn’t disappoint in the battle. The Tigers controlled the first half, jumping out to a 13-7 lead and picking off Lobo senior quarterback twice, the first two interceptions Allen had thrown this season. In the second half, the Lobos showed why Lobo Stadium is such a hard place to come and win, with the Lobo defense shutting out Lancaster the rest of the way while Taylor Tatum added two touchdowns to lift Longview to a 21-13 victory. The win keeps Longview undefeated on the season at 5-0, but most importantly sitting 2-0 in district play. The win lifted John King to his 100th district victory as head coach of the Lobos in his 109th district contest. With a bye week behind us, the Forney Jackrabbits now stand in Longview’s way of fully claiming the district crown as the Jackrabbits sit as the only other district squad with an unblemished district record. Forney dominated West Mesquite in their district opener, 43-14, before dominating Lufkin, 41-21, at home. This is the second straight season for Forney to start district at 2-0, after having gone 1-13 in district contests in their previous two years. Forney’s 4-1 mark is its best start since starting 5-0 in 2015. Longview welcomes in Forney for the first time in its history to Lobo Stadium. After the win over Lancaster, the Lobos improved to 204-38-6 all-time at Lobo Stadium, dating back to it’s opening in 1976. The win over the Tigers was the 10th straight at home, and the 30th win out of the last 31 games there. Overall, the Lobos are 85-6 under John King at home. The Lobos also will be looking to clinch a winning record for the 22nd consecutive season, dating back to 2000. Overall, a win would give the Lobos their 81st winning season in 113 seasons of Lobo football.
WEEK FIVE RESULTS FOR 7-5A DIVISION I: Lancaster 13 Longview 21 Lufkin 21 Forney 41 North Mesquite 30 West Mesquite 24 13 McKinney North 34
WEEK SEVEN 7-5A DIVISION I SCHEDULE: McKinney North at West Mesquite (Thursday) Forney at Longview Lancaster at Tyler North Mesquite at Lufkin
DISTRICT 7-5A DIVISION I STANDINGS:
1st. Longview (5-0, 2-0)
2nd. Forney (4-1, 2-0)
3rd. Lancaster (3-2, 1-1)
4th. McKinney North (4-1, 1-1)
5th. Tyler (1-4, 1-1)
6th. North Mesquite (2-3, 1-1)
7th. Lufkin (3-2, 0-2)
8th. West Mesquite (3-2, 0-2)
DISTRICT 8-5A DIVISION I OVERVIEW
Last week - Baytown Goose Creek Memorial travels to Mont Belvieu Barbers Hill. Baytown Sterling travels to New Caney Porter. Crosby travels to Port Arthur Memorial. La Porte travels to Humble Kingwood Park. Baytown Lee was off.
This week - Baytown Goose Creek Memorial travels to Humble Kingwood Park. Mont Belvieu Barbers Hill travels to Baytown Lee. New Caney Porter travels to Crosby. Port Arthur Memorial travels to La Porte. Baytown Sterling is off.
Record: 5-0 (2-0)
District: 7-5A Division I
Coach: John King (202-44 in 19 seasons) (Playoffs: 45-17)
First Year of Football: 1909
All-Time Record: 761-355-52 (Playoffs: 74-44-1)
Playoff Appearances: 47
Last Playoff Appearance: 2021, Class 5A Division I Regional Round
State Championships (2): 1937 (1A), 2018 (6A D2)
State Championship Appearances (5): 1937 (1A), 1997 (5A D1), 2008 (4A D1), 2009 (4A D1), 2018 (6A D2)
08.26 - at McKinney Boyd - Win 36-10
09.02 - vs Marshall - Win 48-11
09.09 - at Tyler Legacy - Win 69-0
09.16 - at Lufkin - Win 56-7
09.23 - vs Lancaster - Win 21-13
10.07 - vs Forney
10.14 - at North Mesquite
10.21 - vs McKinney North
10.28 - at Tyler
11.04 - vs West Mesquite
Record: 4-1 (2-0)
District: 7-5A Division I
Coach: Jeff Fleener (11-5 in 2 seasons) (Playoffs: 0-1)
First Year of Football: 1910
All-Time Record: 614-401-24 (Playoffs: 38-30-1)
Playoff Appearances: 32
Last Playoff Appearance: 2021, 5A Division II Bi-District Round
State Championships (0): n/a
State Championship Appearances (1): 2000 (3A D2)
08.26 - at Crandall - Loss 58-55
09.01 - at Frisco Memorial - Win 34-14
09.09 - vs Mesquite Poteet - Win 59-0
09.16 - at West Mesquite - Win 43-14
09.23 - vs Lufkin - Win 41-21
10.07 - at Longview
10.14 - at Lancaster
10.21 - vs North Mesquite
10.28 - at McKinney North
11.04 - vs Tyler
ON THIS DATE IN LOBO HISTORY: October 7th
In 1927, Longview and Centenary College battled to a 0-0 tie at Fair Park in Longview.
In 1932, Longview’s Custer hauled in a 12-yard reception for a touchdown in a 7-6 victory over Henderson at Fair Park in Longview.
In 1938, Hardy Miller’s 24-yard touchdown marked the only Lobo score of the night in a 26-6 Highland Park victory over the Lobos at Highlander Stadium.
In 1949, John Linney’s 4th quarter touchdown following a three yard Sonny Jones touchdown helped Longview to a 13-6 victory over Texas High at Grim Park.
In 1955, Tony Rothrock and George Stone each tallied twice for the Lobos in a 39-6 victory over Weatherford at Lobo Stadium. Five lost fumbles plagued the Kangaroos on the day.
In 1960, John Covington’s 25-yard marker followed by the ensuing two point conversion lifted West Monroe to an 8-6 win over Longview at Lobo Stadium. Willard Wright tallied the lone Lobo score for the day.
In 1966, Jim Crosland rushed for two touchdowns to lift Highland Park to a 33-14 victory over Longview at Highlander Stadium. Steve Judy and Rodney Hill rushed for scores for the Lobos.
In 1983, Joe Johnson rushed for two scores while Marlin Myers and O’Neal Jackson added one of their own in a 25-14 Longview win over Nacogdoches at Lobo Stadium.
In 1988, Earnest Hunter tallied three scores on top of Shawn Lawson rushed in from two out as Longview rolled over Nacogdoches, 32-13, at Dragon Stadium. The Lobos rushed for 342 yards on the day.
In 1994, Cory Hutchins rushed in from 27-yards out in a 7-7 deadlock with Lufkin at Lobo Stadium. Longview rushed for 267 yards on the day but penalties and fumbles plagued the Lobos on a rainy night.
In 2011, 7 different Lobos tallied touchdowns as the Lobos rolled over Mesquite’s Skeeters 54-21 at E.H. Handy Stadium. Longview totaled up 524 yards on the day while holding the Skeeters to 21 rushing yards.