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Week Nine: Mount Pleasant at Longview


Longview Lobos (5-2) vs Mount Pleasant Tigers (0-7)  

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  1. 1. Who wins?

    • Longview in a blow out
    • Longview in a close one
    • Mount Pleasant in a close one
    • Mount Pleasant in a blow out

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DATE: Friday, October 24th, 2014

TIME: 7:30 PM

LOCATION: Lobo Stadium in Longview, Texas




longview.pngLOBOS LEAD SERIES 7-1-1 longview.png
The two schools have never played a non-district contest.

The Lobos have a 7-1-1 lead when the game is a district contest.

The two schools have never played a playoff contest.

The two schools have never played a game at a neutral location.

The Lobos have a 4-0-0 lead when the game is played at Longview.

The Lobos have a 3-0-1 lead when the game is played at Mount Pleasant.

Longview has won three consecutive games against the Tigers.

Longview is 1-0-0 all-time against Mount Pleasant at (new) Lobo Stadium.

The Tigers have a 1-0-0 lead when the game is played on October 24th.



10.09.2009 - Longview 44 Mount Pleasant 0 - Sam Parker Field

10.10.2008 - Longview 51 Mount Pleasant 7 - Lobo Stadium

10.15.1954 - Longview 27 Mount Pleasant 6 - Lobo Stadium

10.24.1930 - Mount Pleasant 31 Longview 11 - (Unknown)

11.02.1928 - Longview 6 Mount Pleasant 6 - (In Mount Pleasant)




Have three consecutive weeks of scoring 50 or more points and games being virtually over before halftime, Longview needed a test. And boy did they get one. Grim Park has a way of taking on a life of its own an it almost proved fatal for the Lobos as they saw a 13-0 and 21-7 lead disappear into single digits heading into the final 12 minutes of play. But the Lobos grabbed the chances that were put in front of them against Texas High in the fourth quarter and ran away with a 38-20 victory, scoring 17 straight points in less than 5 minutes of game play to seal it. The win marked Longview's 10th consecutive over Texarkana, and their 7th in a row at Tiger Stadium at Grim Park. Longview has not lost in Texarkana since 1980, despite some unreal tests on the grass field. Despite never trailing, it no doubt showed how much work the Lobos still have to do before they showdown in the bi-district round with a 16-5A foe. As the Lobos defeat one Tiger…another one comes along as the Mount Pleasant Tigers visit the new Lobo Stadium for just the second time. The two times will meet for the 10th time overall on Friday, but only the third time since 1954 and fourth time since 1930. In the two previous recent district contests, Longview ran away with both by a 95-7 combined score. In 2008, it took just one play from scrimmage to put the Lobos on top. In 2009…it took two. The Lobos have historically dominated the series, with only a 1928 tie and a 1930 loss preventing the Lobos have holding a perfect record against Mount Pleasant. Only one of Longview's win was not decided by at least three scores. As Longview turned their season around after two season opening losses, the Tigers have yet to do so. Mount Pleasant heads into their contest against Longview on a 7 game losing streak (0-7) this season, and having lost 13 of their previous 14 contests with only last season's season finale win over Pine Tree (49-34) being the victory. Despite the losing streak, the Tigers have definitely been in some close ball games…falling to Jacksonville and Pine Tree by just two, Hallsville by 12, and Greenville by just a single point after leading in the 4th quarter against the Lions. Mount Pleasant heads into Lobo Stadium as the Lobos look to clinch a playoff spot, keep top spot in the district and while the Lobos are riding a 29 game home district winning streak. The game against Texas High marked Coach King's 60th district contest as Longview's head coach..and the win improved him to 57-3 in those district games (95% winning percentage). A win tonight would all but clinch up a district championship, but the main thing for Longview at this point is to continue to learn and improve.



A win for Longview clinches a playoff spot for the 14th consecutive season. A loss for Mount Pleasant eliminates them from post season competition.



Greenville 17 Marshall 42

Mount Pleasant 29 Pine Tree 31

Sulphur Springs 49 Hallsville 42

Texas High 20 Longview 38



Hallsville vs Greenville

Longview vs Mount Pleasant

Marshall vs Texas High

Pine Tree vs Sulphur Springs



1st. Longview (5-2, 4-0)

2nd. Texas High (4-3, 3-1)

3rd. Sulphur Springs (4-3, 3-1)

4th. Hallsville (4-3, 2-2)

5th. Marshall (4-3, 2-2)

6th. Greenville (3-4, 1-3)

7th. Pine Tree (1-6, 1-3)

8th. Mount Pleasant (0-7, 0-4)



Record: 5-2 (4-0)

District: 15-5A

Coach: John King (116-27 in 11 seasons) (Playoffs: 27-10)

First Year of Football: 1909

All-Time Record: 670-334-52 (Playoffs: 55-37-1)

Playoff Appearances: 39

Last Playoff Appearance: 2013, 5A Division II Regional Round

State Championships: 1937 (1A)

State Championship Appearances: 1937 (1A), 1997 (5A D1), 2008 (4A D1), 2009 (4A D1)


08.29 - at Lufkin - Loss 44-14

09.05 - vs John Tyler - Loss 41-25

09.13 - Monroe Neville (In Shreveport) - Win 19-13

09.26 - at Pine Tree - Win 66-13

10.03 - vs Greenville - Win 56-7

10.10 - vs Marshall - Win 56-13

10.17 - at Texas High - Win 38-20

10.24 - vs Mount Pleasant

10.31 - at Sulphur Springs

11.07 - vs Hallsville



Record: 0-7 (0-4)

District: 15-5A

Coach: Corey Homer (0-7 in 1 season) (Playoffs: 0-0)

First Year of Football: 1915

All-Time Record: 496-428-25 (Playoffs: 21-20-3)

Playoff Appearances: 22

Last Playoff Appearance: 2012, 4A Division I Bi-District Round

State Championships: None

State Championship Appearances: 1974 (3A)


08.29 - vs Paris - Loss 49-6

09.05 - at Liberty-Eylau - Loss 43-7

09.12 - vs Jacksonville - Loss 50-48

09.26 - at Greenville - Loss 24-23

10.03 - vs Sulphur Springs - Loss 50-28

10.10 - at Hallsville - Loss 21-9

10.17 - vs Pine Tree - Loss 31-29

10.24 - at Longview

10.31 - vs Marshall

11.07 - at Texas High



In 1924, Gilmer traveled to Longview and left with a 14-7 win giving them the district championship. However, an ineligible player was found on the Gilmer squad and a 2-0 victory was given to Longview..giving them their first ever district title.

In 1930, Mount Pleasant knocked off Longview for the first time, 31-11.

In 1941, Kilgore defeated Longview 20-0 inside Lobo Stadium, giving the Bulldogs their third straight win over the Lobos.

In 1947, Amy Rogers pulled in a 42-yard pass from Rex Stuckey early in the third quarter and that was all that was needed as Longview improved to 7-0 on the year with a 7-0 victory over Kilgore.

In 1952, Longview destroyed Nacogdoches 39-0 for their second win of the season only to see it erased with a 2-0 forfeit loss following Billy Dodson being ruled ineligible a few days later.

In 1969, after falling behind by two points early in the fourth quarter, a 48-yard touchdown run by Rodney Coxx and a 9-yard touchdown run by Mike Northcutt in the finale frame lifted Longview to a 24-19 victory over Bishop Lynch.

In 1975, the Lobos improved to 8-0 with a 21-8 victory over the Tigers from Texas High at Grim Park.

In 1980, penalties did the Lobos in after falling behind 10-0 to Texas High. Despite having a chance to take the lead early in the fourth quarter, the Lobos ended the night with 78 yards in penalty yards as the Tigers remained undefeated 10-8.

In 1986, Joe Johnson and Johnson Harris each scored 1-yard touchdown runs as the Lobos, somehow, found a way to defeat Marshall for the 18th consecutive season despite 5 turnovers and finishing the night with -2 passing yards.

In 1997, Fred Talley rushed for 219 yards and three touchdowns, including a 95-yard touchdown run, as the Lobos remained undefeated at 8-0 with a 42-3 victory over Nacogdoches at Dragon Stadium.

In 1998, Longview fell behind 17-0 after one quarter but fought back to pull within three in the fourth quarter. But that was as close as they would get, despite getting the ball with 2 minutes remaining, as the Red Raiders remained perfect at 8-0 with a 31-28 victory over the Lobos.

In 2003, the Lobos raced out to a 20-6 lead at the break only to see touchdowns by Antoine Bush and DeBrennon Erskine in the final 1:29 of play to pull the Lions to within one of a tie. However, Adrian Brooks blocked the following extra point with 11 seconds left and Longview held on to clinch a post season berth with the 20-19 win.

In 2008, Tyler McCray scored two touchdowns and Aaron Johnson added on another as Longview escaped with a close victory over the Hallsville Bobcats, 21-7.


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I'm going to look more tomorrow, but as far as I can tell...this is the first time a Longview team has faced a winless program this late in the season since 1968 when they took on Marshall Pemberton.

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Hate to say it, but this will simply be as bad as Longview wants it to be. We have played with a lot of heart this season and to be 0-7, kids are still giving it all they have. Really felt that MP would beat PT, so honestly that was a little of a shocker.


Good luck!

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Really felt that MP would beat PT, so honestly that was a little of a shocker.


Really thought y'all would grab your W there. Disappointing result for sure.


Good luck on Friday! Safe travels to any MP fan traveling to the View.

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Will be there but not gonna expect a very competitive matchup this week. Mp has played hard all season and has not quit...just not found the win column this year.


What can ya tell us about your team? I have to admit I don't know much about y'all other than y'all should've beaten Greenville, almost beat Pine Tree and had a good lead on Sulphur Springs early on.

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Not much to tell. Not a lot of football talent, good kids that play hard. One pretty dang good receiver #25 JaQuille Rodgers. Took us a couple of games to get him the ball enough to keep us in some games. Pretty good Soph RB, LB named Hunter Lide is having a pretty good season. Like I said, just a bunch of good kids. New staff has been able to keep it positive all year and hope they can continue that.

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No in this day and time districts are all screwed up cuz uil has no brains!Gilmers closest game is an hour and twenty minutes away.


Yawn. Come back when you're stuck traveling over two hours. Longview's been doing that since 2004.

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I have to disagree just a TAD bit. When I see Gilmer having to play Melissa, a town that's 6 miles Northeast of McKinney,Tx and they have Gladewater right down the road leads me to believe that in SOME aspects, they do cherry-pick what teams they want to go where.


I mean, you have Bullard a town that's smack dab in the middle of Tyler,Tx and Jacksonville,Tx on Hwy.69 South. Okay, I can understand that but, when you literally have Gladewater as the CLOSEST school in proximity and in the SAME classification might I add, and you just somehow skip the entire D/FW metroplex area and put MELISSA in that district makes absolutely no sense at all.


You couldn't even make sense out of that if you wanted to. The U.I.L. or someone on that governing body randomly SELECTED to put that mess together. I have no idea what's going on but, I would not put it past some grown TobinFrost men who hold vendettas against certain coaches, superintendents, etc. when things don't go their way and use their position as leverage and abuse their authority by doing things like this.


And, quite frankly they do it because they really have no one to answer to. The only thing you have left is an appeal process which in turns goes across the desk of his buddies that just so happen to be on the same board that has the decision to either grant or deny your appeal.

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