Zone Preview: Longview (1-1) vs. South Oak Cliff (0-2)
Sept. 9, 2016 at 12:25 a.m.
Time: 7:30 p.m., tonight
Stadium: Lobo Stadium, Longview
Longview: John King
South Oak Cliff: Jason Todd
Last week: Longview 56, Marshall 7; Lancaster 51, South Oak Cliff 7
Up next: Mesquite Horn at Longview; Carter at South Oak Cliff
Players to watch
Longview: OL Kendall Starling ... RB Kendrevian White (36 carries, 305 yards, 6 TDs) ... FB Trajan Bush ... OL Cameron Quinney ... RB D'Crayvan Polk (27 carries, 133 yards, 2 TDs) ... WR Eric Timberlake (2 catches, 35 yards, TD) ... TE Jaylin Brown ... P/K Chris Kessler ... S Jephaniah Lister (18 tackles, 4 FF, TFL, INT) ... S Traveion Webster (FR, PBU) ... LB Ja'Quavion Faggans (18 tackles, sack, TFL) ... LB Kobe Davis (2 TFL) ... CB Daajman Taylor (3 PBU) ... DL JC Blakemore (4 TFL)
South Oak Cliff: QB Traylon Hicks (20-36-5, 221 yards) ... RB Jordan Ray (30 carries, 204 yards, TD) ... RB Cedric Tatum (16 carries, 94 yards, TD) ... WR Marcus Reece (9 catches, 159 yards) ... OL Demetick Merida ... LB Braylon Hood ... DL Kevon Smith ... DB Nanion Williams ... LB Derrion Clark
Did you know: Tonight is the first meeting of the two since 1991. Longview holds a 4-0-1 series advantage ... South Oak Cliff lost to Ennis, 30-20, and Lancaster, 51-7. Ennis and Lancaster are both 1-1 on the season entering tonight ... Against Ennis, SOC rushed for 157 yards and passed for 217 and was intercepted four times and lost one fumble. Ennis rushed for 264 yards and passed for 41 ... Against Lancaster, SOC rushed for 150 yards and passed for 13 and was intercepted twice and lost one fumble. Lancaster rushed for 311 yards and passed for 186 (All stats courtesy Dallas Morning News) ... Longview is averaging 319 rushing yards per contest and 30 passing yards ... Longview has allowed an average of 136 passing and 135 rushing yards through two games ... Longview enters with a turnover-margin of plus-3. SOC is at minus-3 ... Longview is 36-13-4 in homecoming contests, dating back to 1963, according to Lobo football historian Bill Simpson. The Lobos are 12-2 in 'Green Out' contests. Longview is 170-36-6 at the 'new' Lobo Stadium.
Twitter-sized preview: Unfamiliar face should give Lobos a solid final non-district tuneup in their home opener before officially rejoining Class 6A next week.