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5A D1 R2 Final: Longview vs Mansfield Timberview


Longview Lobos (13-0) vs Mansfield Timberview Wolves (13-0)  

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  1. 1. Who wins?

    • Longview in a blow out
    • Longview in a close one
    • Mansfield Timberview in a close one
    • Mansfield Timberview in a blow out

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DATE: Friday, December 2nd, 2022
TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Mesquite Memorial Stadium in Mesquite, Texas
LONGVIEW BROADCAST: Longview ISD Athletics/YouTube

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The two schools have never played a non-district contest.
The two schools have never played a game is 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 Mansfield Timberview.
The two schools have never played at Mesquite Memorial Stadium.
The two schools have never played on December 2nd.

First meeting.

Statement made. Heading into their first showdown with a district champion this season, it looked rocky for the first half of the first quarter as the Port Arthur Memorial Titans moved the ball with ease and grabbed an early 7-0 lead. However, Longview showed why they were the state's No. 1 ranked squad producing three turnovers in the first quarter after falling behind on their way to a 51-0 run the rest of the contest in a 51-7 victory. The win was Longview's first Regional Semi-Final victory since 2018, advancing Longview the furthest it has been since winning the State Championship five seasons ago. The win was Longview's 13th of the year, just the fifth time in program history for the Lobos to reach that amount of wins in a single season. Three of those five have now come under current head coach John King. Taylor Tatum, Jalen Hale and Alijah Johnson each registered two touchdowns in the victory over Port Arthur Memorial. For Tatum, it pushed him over 30 touchdowns in the 2022 season..the most ever by a Lobo in program history. Jalen Hale continued to widen his gap on most receiving touchdowns by a Lobo in a career, recording his 41st and 42nd scores. The 51-7 victory, largest margin of victory in program history for a third round game, also gave Longview tt's 77th all-time playoff victory, which ranks in the top 30 of all programs in Texas High School Football history. The win sends Longview to the Region II Final against No. 2 ranked Mansfield Timberview. The Wolves, reaching the 13-0 mark for the first time in school history, come into Friday's game escaping Frisco Reedy in a 28-26 victory over the Lions. The Wolves jumped out to a 21-0 lead on Reedy before having to hold off a second half comeback by the Lions that saw Reedy drive 90+ yards in under 2 minutes to play before the ensuing two-point conversion was no good. While this is Longview's 16th all-time trip to the State Quarterfinals, this will be Timberview's second trip this deep into the post season. Timberview made the State Semi-Finals back in 2011 before facing a heavy 56-17 loss to Spring DeKaney. The Lobos also lost to DeKaney that season, 17-6. Last week was Timberview's second ever win in the Regional Semi-Final round, having lost in 4 of the previous 5 trips to that round. Like Longview, the Wolves had reached the Regional Semi-Final each of the last two seasons before bowing out. In 2020, Timberview fell 64-50 to Lucas Lovejoy before falling again to the Leopards in 2021, 24-20. Longview will take on their third Mansfield ISD opponent, all coming within the last 8 seasons. The Lobos are 0-2 all-time against Mansfield Lake Ridge, losing by two points in 2014 before falling by a field goal in the State Quarterfinals in 2015. Longview knocked off Mansfield Summit, 21-20, in the 2015 Area Round. This will be head coach John King's 8th trip to the State Quarterfinals since taking over as head coach in 2004. King also reached the fourth round as an assistant in 2002. As a head coach, King is 5-2 in his previous seven trips, falling in 2007 and 2015. Overall as a program, Longview is 9-6 in the quarterfinal round. Unlike their opponents, the Lobos will be headed to an extremely familiar venue for their showdown on Friday night in that of Mesquite Memorial Stadium. After not playing in the stadium for three seasons, the Lobos will head to Memorial for the seventh time in the last three seasons. In 2020, the Lobos defeated #3 Lancaster there before falling to #1 Denton Ryan. In 2021, after a mid season district victory against West Mesquite, Longview again knocked off Lancaster before falling to #1 Denton Ryan at Memorial. Earlier this season, the Lobos defeated North Mesquite 42-19 in the venue. This will be Longview's 18th overall visit, dating back to 1989. The Lobos are 3-4 all-time at Memorial in playoff contests.

Burleson Centennial 24, Abilene 14
Aledo 27, Midlothian 21
Mansfield Timberview 28, Frisco Reedy 26
Longview 51, Port Arthur Memorial 7

12/03 - W2 R3 Burleson Centennial (12-1) vs W3 Aledo (11-2) - Ford Center at the Star (Frisco)
12/02 - W5 Mansfield Timberview (13-0) vs W7 Longview (13-0) - Mesquite Memorial Stadium (Mesquite)
12/03 - R11 College Station (11-2) vs W12 Smithson Valley (12-1) - The Pfield (Pflugerville)
12/03 - W14 Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial (11-2) vs W15 PSJA North (13-0) - Buccaneer Stadium (Corpus Christi)

The winner of today’s game game will take on the winner of Burleson Centennial vs Aledo in the Class 5A Division I Semi-Final match up.

Record: 13-0 (7-0)
District: 7-5A Division I
Coach: John King (210-44 in 19 seasons) (Playoffs: 48-17)
First Year of Football: 1909
All-Time Record: 769-355-52 (Playoffs: 77-44-1)
Playoff Appearances: 48
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 - Win 46-7
10.14 - at North Mesquite - Win 42-19
10.21 - vs McKinney North - Win 49-7
10.27 - at Tyler - Win 42-3
11.03 - vs West Mesquite - Win 70-0
11.11 - Bi-District: Crosby - Win 49-15
11.18 - Area: Frisco Lone Star - Win 38-17
11.25 - Regional: Port Arthur Memorial - Win 51-7
12.02 - Quarterfinal: Mansfield Timberview

Record: 13-0 (8-0)
District: 5-5A Division I
Coach: James Brown (81-49 in 11 seasons) (Playoffs: 12-8)
First Year of Football: 2004
All-Time Record: 126-95-0 (Playoffs: 19-12-0)
Playoff Appearances: 13
Last Playoff Appearance: 2021, Class 5A Division II Regional Round
State Championships (0): None
State Championship Appearances (0): None
08.26 - at South Grand Prairie - Win 34-30
09.01 - at Arlington Sam Houston - Win 69-14
09.09 - vs Dallas W.T. White - Win 70-17
09.16 - at Carrollton R.L. Turner - Win 63-6
09.22 - vs Carrollton Newman Smith - Win 56-8
09.30 - at North Richland Hills Birdville - Win 54-28
10.13 - vs Dallas Molina - Win 60-0
10.21 - at Dallas Sunset - Win 80-0
10.28 - vs Richland - Win 59-24
11.03 - at Dallas Bryan Adams - Win 65-6
11.11 - Bi-District: Frisco Heritage - Win 33-14
11.18 - Area: Mont Belvieu Barbers Hill - Win 35-17
11.25 - Regional: Frisco Reedy - Win 28-26
12.02 - Quarterfinal: Longview

In 1927, Longview capped the best season in school history, stat wise, with a 51-0 win over Livingston in Class B Bi-District action. The 51-0 scoreline helps the Lobos record their 10th shutout of the season and finish on the season with a 475-2 scoreline.
In 1939, Edgar Worsham rushed in from 10 yards out late in the 4th quarter to record his second score of the night in a 13-7 victory over Gladewater at Bear Stadium. Worsham threw the ball 32 times in the victory.
In 2017, falling down 14-0 to the No. 8 ranked and undefeated Tigers of Klein Collins, Longview’s Jaylin Brown would go onto catch three touchdowns to help lift Longview past Klein Collins at McLane Stadium, 30-24. Daquavaion Randall also caught a pass, to help sophomore Haynes King tie a Lobo playoff passing record for 4 scores.

Edited by LoboFan07
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I've seen a couple highlights here and there but nothing substantial. It's like their games are behind a completely invisible secret paywall or something. Reedy was in the red zone twice on them in the first half before turning the ball over. Their first drive, the back plain just dropped the ball going in and it went out of the end zone for a touchback.

I want to compare them to Lancaster of 2020 as well, but I'm still hesitant to do so without having seen anything on them.

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6 hours ago, michaelmyers said:

How come are they not growing any?

The top metro areas are growing way too fast. We're growing, just not enough. When Frisco can create 7-8-9-10 high schools, and instantly be 5A, it shows you a little bit what we're dealing with now a days.

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6 hours ago, michaelmyers said:

As much talent Longview has every year that should win state every year in 5A. 

I hate this line of thinking. Longview is talented, no doubt. But we go through peaks and valleys just like everyone else. We face off against fantastic talent every other year just like everyone else. Aledo, Denton Ryan, Highland Park, Lancaster, Frisco Lone Star etc etc. All great programs with tons of talent.

This week will be no different. Timberview is a fantastic squad with a ton of talent that will provide us plenty of issues we have not seen before.

I do think we should be proud that we have just 8 losses in the last 5 seasons, and 5 of them have come against named programs like Denton Ryan/Highland Park (with 3 of them being one score games) with the talent we haven't had in the last two seasons. But I know some will shy away from being proud of that for a program like us.

Regardless, onto the final 8. Beat TView!

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Some of us really need to sit down and do some homework on the landscape and dynamics of 5AD1-6A football.

Nothing is a given because of the growth in Texas alone. Those suburbs are freakin' exploding and are a pain to deal with yearly. 

There's a reason that you dont see too many nonsuburban 5AD1 schools (and up) doing what Longview is doing yearly. 

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