Long time rivals in East Texas, Longview and John Tyler were ready for a fierce battle. The Lions of John Tyler coming off a big win and ranked 2nd in the state felt pretty good about their chances. Circumstances went against Longview before the game ever started. Star running back Ja’Mycal Hasty had a stress fracture in his back and is out for the season. A huge blow to the Lobos. To top it off, Coach King suspended 10 starters the day before the game which really put a damper on the spirit of the Longview team.


Geovani McCollister
John Tyler


Brandon Nelson


Brandon carries a 4.0263 GPA and has been a member of the football team for 4 years. He participates in AP studies. National Honor Society and Interact Club. He is undecided about his college but plans to attend a school in Texas or Louisiana.
Justin Sessions

John Tyler

Justin carries a 3.69 GPA He is a 2 year letterman in football and 3-year letterman in track. He is ranked 9th in his class of 454 students.


Doug Cox


Former Head Coach from 1974-1987 and compiled a record of 120-34-4 in 14 seasons with the Lobos. Nine of Coach Cox’s teams reached the playoffs including a state semi-final appearance in 1975 and a state quarter final appearance in 1986. Coach Cox is the winningest coach in Longview football history. Coach Cox served as the athletics director for Longview ISD from 1988-2000 and was inducted into the Texas High School Athletics Directors Hall of Honor in 2004.
Morris Anderson

John Tyler

Morris played from 1992-1994 as quarterback and defensive back.


John Tyler was primed and ready and took command of the Lobos stadium from the start. But the depleted Lobos still racked up an impressive 375 total yards. But in the end, it was John Tyler who prevailed 41-25 to get the win and a most likely #1 ranking this week.