LONGVIEW- Alijah Johnson rushed for 104 yards and three touchdowns as Longview rolled to a 70-0 win over West Mesquite at Lobo Stadium.
Longview (10-0 overall, 7-0 district) got off to a fast start to take a 7-0 lead as Jalen Hale hauled in a short pass for a 4-yard touchdown from Jordan Allen. It was one of two touchdown catches for Hale, an Alabama commit, who also broke the Longview all-time receiving yardage record on this night according to Longview head coach John King.
West Mesquite (3-7, 0-7) struggled to generate anything on offense, going 3-and-out on their first three drives. Meanwhile, Longview continued to hit on all cylinders as Alijah Johnson reeled off a pair of touchdown runs of 37 and 21 yards to make the score, 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Longview extended the lead on their next possession when Johnson scored on a 12-yard run up the middle for his third touchdown of the first half.
Longview put the game away for good midway through the second quarter when Willie Nelson returned a punt 94-yards for a score to give Longview a 42-0 halftime lead.
With the win, Longview completed their 12th undefeated regular season in school history and the fifth under Coach King.
|Longview||Team Statistics||West Mesquite|
LV- Jalen Hale 4 pass from Jordan Allen (Michael Fields kick) 6:25 1Q
LV- Alijah Johnson 37 run (Fields kick) 3:22 1Q
LV- Johnson 21 run (Fields kick) 1:41
LV- Johnson 10 run (Fields kick) 8:15 2Q
LV- Willie Nelson 94 punt return (Fields kick) 2:22 2Q
LV- Hale 15 pass from Allen (Fields kick) 0:29 2Q
LV- Kelvin Washington 13 run (Fields kick) 5:34 3Q
LV- Brandavion Steverson 12 run (Fields kick) 1:37 3Q
LV- Jose Soto 2 run (Alexandre Mitchell kick) 9:57 4Q
LV- Andrew Tutt 7 run (Mitchell kick) 2:32 4Q
Longview- Jordan Allen (6-10-0-67), Andrew Tutt (1-1-0-14). West Mesquite- Demetris Ballard (7-8-0-22), Craig Dale (6-13-3-41).
Longview- Alijah Johnson 6-104, Brandavion Steverson 6-42, Taylor Tatum 4-34, Kelvin Washington 5-33, Andrew Tutt 2-32, Jose Soto 5-21, Jonathan Lee 6-11, Kaden Brooks 1-7, Jordan Allen 1-2. West Mesquite-Briceson Walker 5-15, Caanan Dirden 1-3, Kasen McCoy 1-(-4), Demetris Ballard 1-(-6), Craig Dale 12-(-19).
Longview- Jalen Hale 5-60, Fredirick Hawkins 1-14, Jaymerson Darensbourg 1-7. West Mesquite- Kasen McCoy 5-23, Elyjah Walker 2-12, Noah Casarez 1-10, Briceson Walker 1-3.