Lobos rout Pine Tree in 7-on-7 play
By Jimmy Carter
June 3, 2013 at 5:21 p.m.
Dezmond Chumley earned family bragging rights at Lobo Stadium on Monday night.
At least for the next two weeks.
Longview's rising junior quarterback helped lead the Lobos' A team to a convincing 25-0 win over crosstown foe Pine Tree and cousin Caleb Chumley in the marquee game of the first night of Longview's 7-on-7 league.
"It feels pretty good," Dezmond Chumley said. "I liked it since it was competing against my cousin and all. I know he's got all the offers so I just wanted to show what I could do too. It gives us bragging rights and confidence. And we don't get to play them in the season so we get to play them and see how it would be like if we played them."
Dezmond Chumley overcame an 0-for-7 start and two interceptions to finish 13 of 28 for 189 yards and three touchdowns against the Pirates, including a 45-yard bomb to senior Dorian Leonard.
"I got more comfortable," Chumley said. "I'd give the offense probably a B or a C. We can always do better."
He and the Longview offense got plenty of support from a Lobo defense that limited Caleb Chumley to 4 of 19 passing for 37 yards and three interceptions.
Longview safety Laurent Johnson picked off Chumley and returned it for a touchdown early in the game, while Jhavaurian Moore picked him off later. But Lobos senior safety Stephan Maxey provided the spark for the defense by making a big break on the ball to intercept Chumley on Pine Tree's first play of the game.
"When I intercepted it the first play, we got fired up," Maxey said.
Maxey finished with a team-high three interceptions on the night, leading a Longview defense that picked off nine passes in its three games.
The Lobos used the win against Pine Tree as a bounce back from a 25-14 loss to White Oak in their first game of the night. Longview then beat Gladewater 46-6 in its final game of the evening.
"I think we did pretty good," Maxey said. "We should have done better the first game, but we didn't have our minds ready. We just have to keep communicating in the secondary."
Longview's A team will play Pine Tree again in Week 3 of the four-week summer league.
<strong>WHITE OAK 25, LONGVIEW A 14</strong>
Roughnecks quarterback Dylan Gale completed 15 of 24 passes for 225 yards and four touchdowns to lead White Oak to an impressive 25-14 win.
The Roughnecks picked off Dezmond Chumley three times to keep Longview at bay. Chumley did hit Leonard for a 3-yard touchdown pass to pull the Lobos within 19-14 late in the game, but White Oak scored on the final possession of the game.
Jansen McCurdy caught two touchdown passes for the Roughnecks.
<strong>PINE TREE 32, LONGVIEW B 6</strong>
Caleb Chumley threw five touchdown passes as the Pirates cruised to a 32-6 win over Longview's B team, the Pirates lone victory of the night.
<strong>TATUM 20, GLADEWATER 6</strong>
The Eagles rolled to a 20-6 win in their first game of the night.
<strong>TATUM 32, LONGVIEW B 0</strong>
The Eagles returned three interceptions for touchdowns and largely stifled Longview's B team to improve to 2-0 on the night.
<strong>WHITE OAK 25, GLADEWATER 6</strong>
White Oak finished its impressive night 2-0 by beating Gladewater 25-6.
Gale again threw for four touchdowns, all to McCurdy. And the Roughnecks defense had another strong performance, intercepting Gladewater quarterback Nick Canaguier four times. Jake Pullen finished with four interceptions in the two games.
<strong>LONGVIEW A 46, GLADEWATER 6</strong>
Dezmond Chumley hit 14 of 24 passes for 238 yards and five touchdowns, while Longview's defense picked off five passes in the dominating win, including touchdown returns by Moore and Travin Howard.
<strong>TATUM 12, PINE TREE 7</strong>
The Eagles finished the night 3-0 by beating Pine Tree 12-7, handing the Pirates their second consecutive loss of the evening.
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