Longview Lobos one game away from state title

Longview Lobos one game away from state title
Longview natives show support ahead of the Lobos' state title game.

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Rolling off five straight wins in the post season, the Lobos are now ready to add the biggest game of their post season to conquerable heights. And that means beating a pretty good Beaumont West Brook team that is dangerous.

It’s the end of the long season by high school football standards as the Lobos play Bruins on Saturday afternoon.

The Lobos haven’t won a state title in football since 1937. That drought is about to be challenged by a Lobos team that is very well-balanced.

The Bruins haven’t won a football championship since 1983.

Longview Coach John King says they’re fast and don’t make mistakes. The Lobos have two styles they can hurt opponents with, explosive plays for a patient grind it out approach.

“Team speed create turnovers, finding ways to get the ball back to their offense, to score points you and they do it,” he says. “Whether it’s forcing a punt, forcing a turnover they been good at it all year.”=

The Lobos defense thus far have answered every challenge put in front of them. So has the vaunted run game led by Jessie Anderson, who’s offensive line take pride in the dirty work.

“We don’t’ take trash, we like gonna be calm,” says Kaylon Allen. “We ain’t gonna be all that jibber jabber. We ain’t fixing to get Haynes touched, gonna be all calm it with it. Haynes we got you, we got your back O-line got your back and all that.”

Another Lobo also weighed in on the team’s strengths.

“Well honestly, you know our running game is the strongest part of the Lobo offense, and everyone knows Longview’s gonna always have a good running game, you know?” says Jessie Anderson. “But we have to come out here and take care of business.”

It’s the eve of their most important game of their high school careers, waiting 81 years for this one will be worth it.

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