The Longview vs. John Tyler game is the longest running rivalry in East Texas, dating back to 1912. This meeting between two district 11-6A powerhouses will solidify either a tie or a first place spot in the standings for one of these teams. The long rivalry record stands at 47-35-7 with Longview having the edge. But the Lions of John Tyler won the last meeting and was on its way to a second straight victory with scoring 17 unanswered points in the second half. John Tyler built on its lead en route to a 38-24 win over Longview in a pivotal state clash at Lobo Stadium.


Cameron Grant
John Tyler


Ben Nguyen


Ben has been a four year participant of the Lobo football team as well as a member of the power lifting team. A former Judson Middle Blue Devil, he is also a member of the Junior ROTC program and a member of the LHS Intercat Club. Ben’s goals is to attend either Baylor University or Stephen F Austin to pursue a degree in medicine.
Shaundrick Williams

John Tyler

Shaundrick is a three year letterman on the varsity football team. He is involved in community service at his local church as well as the local food banks. He is a active member of the national honor society and involved in the Mayor Mentorship program. He holds several scholarship offers and plans to major in business management after graduation.


Fred Talley


Longview High has had many great running backs in its 107 year of LHS football. One of the greatest running back was Fred Talley. Fed holds several rushing records at Longview and is also the third all time at LHS in career rushing Touchdowns at 38. After graduating in 1999, Fred took his talents to the University of Arkansas where he rushed for 2,661 yards and 11 touchdowns in three varsity seasons. Longview High is proud to nominate Fred Talley for this honor as part of the Great American Rivalry.
Greg Ward

John Tyler

Greg graduated at the top of his class in 2013. He was a three year letterman football varsity player, a four year letterman track and basketball player. He received a full football scholarship to the University of Houston. Greg was up for the Heisman for the 2015 season and received the Earl Campbell player of the year award for 2016. He was also on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2016.


Heading into the final two weeks of the season, John Tyler pulled even with Longview at 4-1 in the district race, handing the Lobos’ its first home district loss since 2003. John Tyler put up 558 yards of total offense, outgaining the Lobos by 203 total yards. Sophomore running back, Cameron Grant, totaled 200 yards and two scores on 22 carries, garnering Great American Rivalry Series MVP honors during the Rivalry game.