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2012 LSG Team Preview — Longview Lobos

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Longview Lobos

Team: Longview Lobos (12-5A)

Twitter: Go Lobos!!

Colors: Green/Gold/White

1st varsity season: 1909

Enrollment: 2,165 -- 6th largest in the district out of 7 schools

2012 Schedule:
@ Coppell AT SMU
North Little Rock Arkansas
Marshall
@ Lufkin
at Mesquite **
Rockwall-Heath **
@ Mesquite Horn **
North Mesquite **
@ Tyler Lee **
Rockwall **

Coach: John King (8 years) 91-19 (#3 in all-time wins at Longview); 91-19 all-time coaching record

Returning Lettermen: 24

Returning Starters: Offense: 2 Defense: 8

Key Players:
* QB Bivins Caraway 2,425 yards 22 TDs passing 1st Team All-District TOP 45 QB Committed to Louisiana-Monroe
* LB DeMarkus Lathan 150 tackles 9 TFL 1st Team All-State (TSWA & AP), AP DEF POY, (Maxpreps 1st Team All-American) & & 1st Team All-Texas TOP 35 LB
* DL Cornelius Williams 1st Team All-District
* DB Corey Bartley 3rd Team All-State (TSWA)
* WR JR Dorian Leonard
* RB JR Deonte' Wall
* RB Tory White 770 yards 7 TDs rushing
* DL Jalen Porter
* LB Torean Sheppard
* LB JR Stephon Maxey
* DB Davatric Cooks

2011 JV Record: 10-0

Notes:
* Have gone 21-7 over the last 2 seasons

  • Mike Says: The Lobos had another 10+ win season last year making that the 7th time in the last 8 seasons. This year they should make that 8 out of 9. Their defense will be one of the states best with lots of returning starters and the leadership of LB DeMarkus Lathan. Other defensive stars will be LB Jordan Burton and DB Corey Bartley. The Lobos have lost to the eventual state champions 3 of the past 4 years. They are hoping to get over the hump this year. They have a great winning tradition, a great quarterback and a lot of defensive returning starters. That sounds like a championship team. Look for them to go 9-1 or 10-0 in the regular season and win the district championship. They will go Division II in the playoffs and should get to at least the Quarterfinals if not the championship game. A cool match-up would be them against Austin Lake Travis (15-5A). They played each other in the 2008 & 2009 Class 4A Championship games.
  • Chris Says: Longview is a team that has been fun to watch for a long time.  Consider this - Coach John King has won over 90 games in 8 seasons and he is only the #3 winningest head coach in Longview history!  These Lobos understand winning.  I for one, am really looking forward to that great East Texas rivalry game when they take on Lufkin.  I intend to be there for some great football action.  I expect a lot from Longview this season.  The should be in the hunt for a title shot again, if not close.

Last Years Record: Overall District

2011 Games:
vs Marshall (2-8) (W 30-0)
at Tyler John Tyler (11-4) (W 38-22)
vs Allen (11-1) (L 23-42)
vs Lufkin (9-2) (W 24-10)
vs Abilene (10-4) (at Birdville FAAC) (W 35-28)
at Mesquite (7-6)* (W 54-21)
at Mesquite Horn (4-7)* (W 38-30)
vs North Mesquite (5-5)* (W 49-13)
at Tyler Lee (1-9)* (W 45-19)
vs DeSoto (10-2)* (W 23-21)

Playoffs: Division II Regionals
vs Temple (6-5) (at Corsicana) (W 24-3) Bi-District
vs Garland Sachse (8-4) (at Dallas Kincaide) (W 59-35) Area
vs Spring DeKaney (14-2) (at Corsicana) (L 6-17) Regionals

History:
* Ranks #27 (Up 4 spots from 2010) in the 2012 LSG Team Of The Decade Rankings
* 8 Consecutive 9+ win seasons
* 11 year winning streak
* 33-35-4 3-4 playoffs all time vs. Lufkin
* 55-41-5 all-time vs. Marshall, Longview has now won 11 in a row and 13 of the last 15
* 11-7 including 10-2 in last 12 games since 1994 vs. Tyler John Tyler
* All time record: 645-328-53 65.45% 1026 games
* Playoff History (37) 1924,1927,1931,1934,1936,1937,1940,1942,1947,1967,1972,1974,1975,1976,1980,1983,1984,1985
1986,1987,1989,1991,1992,1993,1996,1997,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
2011

Bi-District -- 1924, 1931, 1934, 1936, 1942, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1992, 2003, 2005
Area -- 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 2001, 2006
Regionals -- 1927, 2004, 2011
Quarterfinals -- 1940, 1986, 1996, 2002, 2007
Semifinals -- 1947, 1975, 2010
State Runner Up -- 1997, 2008, 2009
State Champions -- 1937

Championship History: Longview (4) 1-3
1937 Longview 19, Wichita Falls 12
1997 5A Division I - Katy 24, Longview 3
2008 4A Division I Austin Lake Travis 48, Longview 23
2009 4A Division I - Austin Lake Travis 24, Longview 17

Last 5 year record: 60-14

Last 10 year record: 108-27

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