LoboFan07 Posted December 12, 2020 Share Posted December 12, 2020 LONGVIEW LOBOS (8-2) VS LANCASTER TIGERS (10-0) DATE: Friday, December 18thTIME: 7:30 PMLOCATION: Mesquite Memorial Stadium in Mesquite, TexasLONGVIEW BROADCAST: 106.5 FM JACK FMLANCASTER BROADCAST: TexasSportsProductions.comVIDEO STREAM: TexanLive.com LOBOS LEAD SERIES 1-0-0 The two schools have never played a non-district contest. The two schools have never played a district contest. The Lobos have a 1-0 lead when the game is a playoff contest. The Lobos have a 1-0 lead when the game is played at a neutral location. The two schools have never played at Longview. The two schools have never played at Lancaster. Longview has won the last meeting with the Tigers. The two schools have never played at Mesquite Memorial Stadium. The two schools have never played on December 18th. LAST FIVE GAMES IN SERIES 11.21.2008 - Longview 49, Lancaster 22 - John E. Kincaide StadiumFULL GAME LOG GAME PREVIEW & SERIES REVIEW: Kaden Meredith, Markevion Haynes and Jalen Hale. The three headed monster has led the way for the Lobos all season long, and Friday night's match up with arch rival Lufkin was no different. Behind an impressive defense, the three Lobos rolled all over the Lufkin Panthers to the tune of 41-5. The 36 point victory was the largest margin of victory for Longview since 1976. The win gave Longview their first 5-game winning streak over Lufkin since 1989-1993. Lufkin continues to be winless in Lobo Stadium, dating back to the 2003 season. With three touchdowns on Friday night, Kaden Meredith set the new school record for touchdowns in a career, currently standing at 58. Meredith's three rushing scores also passed Fred Talley's school record for rushing scores in a career. Meredith now has 55 rushing tallies since 2018. Now the real gauntlet begins for the Lobos. Longview heads to Mesquite to take on the Lancaster Tigers, the third ranked team in the state at the end of the regular season. The Tigers have been rolling all season long. Lancaster, 10-0 for the first time in school history, has scored 587 points in 9 actual games played. Lancaster had one win by forfeit. More impressively, the Tigers have given up just 50 points all season long. Lancaster has topped 80 points in four games and recorded a shut out in three. For Longview, coming into this year's Area round game, the Lobos are looking to avenge last season's upset loss to Dallas Jesuit in the same round. The Rangers ended Longview's 27-game winning streak in that loss, 27-25. On Lancaster's side of things, the Tigers are looking to justify their status among the elite teams in Class 5A Division I. Last year, the Tigers were able to make it to the state quarterfinals before falling to Frisco Lone Star, 38-20. Longview and Lancaster have met once previously, also in the Area round. Back in 2008, the Lobos rushed for 372 yards which led the way to a 49-22 victory at Kincaide Stadium. One of the biggest things to note from that meeting was Longview setting a school record with a 99-yard interception return for a score in the fourth quarter of the game. Alonte Darden had that pick six. Of course, for Longview, that game was apart of a run that ended with the Lobos returning to the State Championship game for the first time in 11 years. Longview will be returning to Mesquite Memorial Stadium for the first time since 2016, when the Lobos knocked off North Mesquite, 49-35. The Lobos are 8-3 all-time at Mesquite Memorial Stadium, but the Lobos hold a 1-2 record in post season games at the stadium. The last time Longview visited Mesquite Memorial Stadium in the post season it turned out to be one of the darkest days in Lobo playoff history. Longview, in 2005, was ranked 3rd in the Class 5A AP poll to end the regular season and headed to Mesquite to take on 6-4 South Garland in the bi-district round. The game turned out to be a huge defensive battle until South Garland took a 14-13 lead with half a quarter to play. Longview would drive down deep inside Colonel territory, only to miss a 21-yard field goal with under 30 seconds to play and South Garland would hold on for their massive upset. Longview has lost in the Bi-District round just once since that day, going 14-1 in bi-district games with the only loss being on another missed field goal at Beaumont West Brook in 2016. It will be a slobber knocker of a game with both teams looking to advance to the Regional Semi-Finals. CLASS 5A DIVISION I REGION II BI-DISTRICT RESULTS: Denton Ryan 69, Dallas Bryan Adams 6 College Station 38 Sherman 26 Lancaster 29, Frisco Wakeland 6 Longview 41, Lufkin 5 Frisco Independence 58, Dallas Woodrow Wilson 19 Highland Park 56, New Caney 21 Frisco Lone Star 61, Dallas W.T. White 15 Magnolia 48, McKinney North 9 CLASS 5A DIVISION I REGION II AREA GAMES: 12/18 - W5 Denton Ryan (10-0) vs R8 College Station (10-1) - Waco ISD Stadium (Waco) 12/18 - W6 Lancaster (9-0) vs R7 Longview (8-2) - Mesquite Memorial Stadium (Mesquite) 12/17 - T5 Frisco Independence (5-4) vs W7 Highland Park (9-0) - Globe Life Field (Arlington) 12/18 - R5 Frisco Lone Star (6-3) vs W8 Magnolia (10-1) - Tiger Stadium (Corsicana) WHAT’S AT STAKE: The winner of today’s game game will take on the winner of Denton Ryan vs College Station in the Class 5A Division I Region II Semi Finals match up. LONGVIEW LOBOS Record: 8-2 (4-1) District: 7-5A Division I Coach: John King (187-38 in 17 seasons) (Playoffs: 42-15) First Year of Football: 1909 All-Time Record: 746-350-52 (Playoffs: 71-42-1) Playoff Appearances: 46 Last Playoff Appearance: 2019, Class 6A Division II Area 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) SCHEDULE: 09.25 - v. Temple (in Arlington) - Loss 40-13 10.02 - at Marshall - Win 53-21 10.09 - vs Tyler Legacy - Win 37-14 10.15 - v. Beaumont West Brook (in Lufkin) - Win 51-28 10.23 - vs West Mesquite - Win 49-24 10.30 - at Wylie East - Win 52-17 11.06 - vs Highland Park - Loss 18-13 11.13 - at Sherman - Canceled 11.27 - vs McKinney North - Win 55-10 12.04 - at Tyler - Win 58-14 12.11 - Bi-District: Lufkin - Win 41-5 12.18 - Area: Lancaster LANCASTER TIGERS Record: 10-0 (7-0) District: 6-5A Division 1 Coach: Chris Gilbert (89-35 in 10 seasons) (Playoffs: 16-7) First Year of Football: 1919 All-Time Record: 507-434-30 (Playoffs: 24-23-0) Playoff Appearances: 27 Last Playoff Appearance: 2019, 5A Division I State Quarterfinal State Championships (0): n/a State Championship Appearances (1): 2012 (5A D2) SCHEDULE: 10.08 - at Dallas Samuell - Win 81-0 10.16 - vs Carrollton Newman Smith - Win 82-6 10.22 - at Dallas Bryan Adams - Win 47-7 11.05 - vs Dallas Molina - Win 83-0 11.12 - at Carrollton R.L. Turner - Win 89-0 11.20 - vs Dallas Woodrow Wilson - Win 60-7 11.27 - at Dallas Sunset - Win 1-0 (Forfeit) 11.28 - at Grapevine - Win 61-21 12.03 - vs Dallas W.T. White - Win 55-3 12.11 - Bi-District: Frisco Wakeland - Win 29-6 12.18 - Area: Longview ON THIS DATE IN LOBO HISTORY: December 18th In 1937, the Conroe Tigers hosted the Longview Lobos in the Class 1A State Semi-Final at Tiger Stadium. Dick Miller rushed for two scores, Ray Cantrell hauled in a 52 yard score and Don Fambrough tallied two second half scores as Longview ran all over the Tigers, 34-0. The Lobos rushed for 314 yards on the day, holding the Tigers to 156 total yards. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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