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Pine Tree tops Longview in 7-on-7

By Jimmy Carter jcarter@news-journal.com
June 17, 2013 at 10 p.m.


The smaller in-city school evened up the score for the older cousin Monday night.

Class 4A Pine Tree knocked off 5A Longview 20-19 at the Lobos 7-on-7 league, a win that secured a series split for Pirates quarterback Caleb Chumley and his younger cousin, Longview quarterback Dezmond Chumley.

The Lobos won the first meeting 25-0 by shutting down Caleb Chumley and the Pirates offense two weeks ago. But the 6-foot-5 senior was impressive in leading his team to the win over his cousin and the home team in the second meeting at Lobo Stadium.

"I might have to give (Dezmond) a hard time since he beat me last time," Caleb Chumley said. "It's kind of good for us because everybody thinks just because we're Pine Tree, we ain't nothing. We just proved that we are."

Caleb Chumley was especially sharp early, completing 11 of 15 passes for 135 yards and three touchdowns on the Pirates' first three drives.

"The passing is starting to click," he said. "It's going really well."

His first two touchdown passes were to senior receiver Mason Hays. The first was a quick-hitting 2-yarder, while the second was a 38-yard bomb that Hays hauled in in the back of the end zone.

"Actually, I wasn't even supposed to run that route," Hays said. "(Chumley) never signaled me anything. So I just went for it and got open."

Longview answered Pine Tree's first two scores with its own touchdowns, but a failed PAT play and a strong showing by the Pirates defense kept the Lobos from catching up.

Pine Tree's defense forced an interception and turnover on downs inside the 10-yard line on Longview's ensuing possessions after the Pirates took a 20-13 lead on Caleb Chumley's 6-yard touchdown pass to Johnathan Giddings.

The Lobos cut the deficit to a point on Demond Chumley's 14-yard touchdown pass to Payton Taylor, but Longview couldn't convert the PAT. Longview had one more chance to get the ball back, but Caleb Chumley found Hays for a 17-yard gain on third-and-14 to run the clock out.

"I've been waiting for this for so long," Hays said. "I've been waiting two weeks for this. Everybody was fired up for this game."

Pine Tree also beat Longview B 26-6 and tied Tatum 12-12 in a game ended after a late injury.

Longview's A team went 0-3 two days after an impressive 4-0 day to qualify for the Division I state tournament at the Tyler State Qualifying Tournament.

<h3>Other action</h3>

<strong>WHITE OAK 20, LONGVIEW A 19</strong>

White Oak took advantage of a late-arriving Longview team to earn the 2-0 series sweep against the Lobos with a 20-19 win.

Roughnecks quarterback Dylan Gale threw three touchdown passes and the 'Necks defense stopped Longview on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line on the Lobos' final possession.

<strong>PINE TREE 26, LONGVIEW B 6</strong>

<strong>TATUM 44, GLADEWATER 6</strong>

<strong>WHITE OAK 34, GLADEWATER 7</strong>

Gale threw for four touchdowns and Jack Rogers returned an interception for a score in the Roughnecks' 34-7 win.

The victory clinched White Oak's 2-0 night. The Roughnecks are 5-2 through three weeks of league play.

<strong>TATUM 25, LONGVIEW B 12</strong>

J.D. Taylor threw three touchdowns and Demetrius Hill returned an interception for a touchdown in a 25-12 Eagles win.

Hill's pick six was one of his three on the night.

<strong>GLADEWATER 7, LONGVIEW A 6</strong>

Gladewater forced multiple Longview interceptions and converted its PAT to earn the 7-6 win.

It was the Bears' first win in league play. Longview finished 0-3 on the night to drop to 4-4 through three weeks.

<strong>PINE TREE 12, TATUM 12</strong>

Pine Tree was driving when the game was called with less than a minute remaining after Hays had the wind knocked out of him in a collision with an Eagles defensive back.

Tatum led 12-6 when Caleb Chumley hit Hays for a tying 5-yard touchdown with five minutes remaining.

The Eagles finished the night 2-0-1 and are a league-best 6-1-1 through three weeks, while Pine Tree was also 2-0-1 and improved to 5-2-1 overall.

<em>(Follow Jimmy Carter on Twitter @jicartersports)</em>

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