Longview vs. West Brook

Longview Lobos celebrate following Saturday’s state championship victory against Beaumont West Brook in Arlington.

Longview ISD announced Wednesday that a parade honoring the 16-0 Lobos, who on Saturday brought home the first football state championship in 81 years, is set for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 in downtown.

Mayor Andy Mack said Wednesday on Facebook that the parade will follow the same route as the Christmas parade: start at Whaley and Green streets, go west on Whaley Street, turn south onto Horaney Street and then east onto Methvin Street before ending back at North Third Street.

Mack said he had received messages requesting a different date for the parade, however, “This was tricky to pull off because most of the kids have already transitioned to other sports which take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.”

Additional details on the parade will be released later, Longview ISD officials said.

Meanwhile, Longview’s football banquet is scheduled Jan. 28, according to Longview head coach John King. More details will be released later on that event, as well.

And the championship T-shirts that were on sale this week at the Lobo store are sold out, and pre-orders are being taken at tinyurl.com/lobogear . All proceeds benefit the Lobo Football Boosters.

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