Longview Scores Early and Often to Beat West Mesquite
Longview scored 28 unanswered points in the second half, breaking the game wide open. Jarrett Lewis reeled off a 65-yard touchdown run to put a cherry on top of victory for the Lobos. Lewis gained 195 rushing yards and scored three touchdowns for the game.
Longview gained 492 yards in total offense and 22 first downs, while West Mesquite gained 254 total yards.
Willie Williams returned a fumble recovery for a 70-yard scoop and score for West Mesquite. QB Craig Dale found TJ Turner for a 17-yard touchdown just before the break to tie the game at 21-21.
Dale gained 156 yards passing and three touchdowns in the game.
Longview scored on its first play of the game as Allen connected with WR Jalen Hale for a 62-yard touchdown. The pair connected later for a 12-yard touchdown.
Hale caught four passes for 148 yards and three touchdowns. He is a 5-star prospect, according to 247sports.
Longview averaged 18 yards per pass while West Mesquite gained just 6 yards per pass.
The Lobos defense held the Wranglers to 12 first downs and to just 98 yards rushing, with zero rushing touchdowns. Longview forced five West Mesquite turnovers: 4 interceptions and 1 lost fumble.
If there was a fundamental lapse in executing plays, it showed in the whopping number of penalties committed by each team. Both teams combined to commit 28 penalties for 258 yards.
Longview improved to 4-1 on the season and hosts Wylie East on October 1st. West Mesquite took a step back and falling to 2-3. They travel to play McKinney North on September 30th.