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Insider: From the Den: Notes, numbers from Lobos' win over West Brook

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Hayden Henry

By Hayden Henry
Nov. 19, 2017 at 6:36 p.m.
Updated Nov. 19, 2017 at 6:36 p.m.


Longview got another disruptive showing from its defense and a balanced attack from the offense to open the postseason with a 42-21 win over Beaumont West Brook on Friday night at Lobo Stadium.

[Longview vs West Brook: By the Numbers]

[Full box with defense from Longview's win over West Brook]

The Lobos will take on Dallas Jesuit in the Class 6A, Division II, Region II area round at 4 p.m. Saturday at Kincaide Stadium in Dallas.

Tickets will be on sale from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Longview Athletic Office. Tickets will be $6 for adults and $4 for students presale and will be $8 at the gate, where THSCA passes will be accepted.

Before that area-round meeting, here's a few more things (check out the links above for more) from Longview's win over West Brook:

CARRYING THE LOAD: Keilyn Williams turned his third 100-yard game of the season and his ninth-straight game with a rushing touchdown. Williams has 12 rushing touchdowns, a receiving touchdown and a kickoff return score.

The junior had a season-high 22 carries against the Bruins, averaging 5 YPC, including a crucial second-effort fourth-down conversion on Longview's opening drive.

Another big play: Williams had a big block on 47-yard touchdown pass from Haynes King to Jaylin Brown.

EFFICIENT: King finished with 190 passing yards, the sophomore's third-highest total of the season, and with a season-best 77 percent completion mark. It was his fifth multi-touchdown night passing of the season and fourth in seven starts. King has completed 70 percent of his passes for 402 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions in the past two games. He had one dropped pass against the Bruins.

Both Kings had the same comment after the sophomore's playoff debut: "Other than the fumble." (Where he got sandwiched big time after an 18-yard run for a first down)

STRONG NIGHT: Longview finished with 253 rushing yards overall, its fourth-highest total of the season behind an offensive line that wore down West Brook's front as the game went on. The line featured a new lineup as Kaylon Allen made the move to tackle. Danny Slayton Jr. practiced and played some in a return from a lingering injury.

BROWN'S HOUSE CALL: Tight end Jaylin Brown hauled in a record-tying touchdown that featured a block from Williams but also had a key block on fullback Paul Hutchins' touchdown run.

WORKHOUSE: Hutchins turned in a strong night overall blocking at fullback and recorded his first touchdown of the season on Longview's longest run from scrimmage at 73 yards in his final game at Lobo Stadium.

POSSESSION: Kamden Perry had a season-high six catches, including two third-down conversions, where the Lobos finished 5-of-7.

DISRUPTIVE: Longview's defense finished with season-high 13 tackles for loss with 10 players contributing at least one. West Brook finished with 2.4 yards per carry, a season-low for the Lobos.

Jephaniah Lister had 11 tackles, his fourth double-digit tackle game of the season. JC Blakemore had his fifth night with at least two TFLs, giving him 15 on the season.

West Brook finished with 80 rushing yards (second-lowest allowed) on 34 carries. Teams are averaging 36 carries against Longview this season.

Both King and DC Casey Pearce noted it was an all-hands-on-deck night from the Lobo defense with several turning in big nights.

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