This year marks the 91st meeting between the Lobos and the Lions. John Tyler hold a 2-1 advantage over Longview the last three seasons, including a 38-24 victory over the Lobos last season. This already intense annual matchup carries more weight this year as the teams enter Friday’s game both 3-1 in district play with three games remaining.
Emmanuel is a one-year letterman and a three-year letterman in track. He was a regional qualifier his sophomore year and an area qualifier during his junior track season. Ranked atop the senior class, Emmanuel is a member of the National Honor Society, student council and student leadership team. He plans to attend Texas A&M and pursue a degree in biology.
Jordan is a two-year varsity letterman in football and a three-year varsity letterman in baseball. During the spring, Jordan won the Lobo Iron Man Competition that goes to the top performer in off-season competition. In addition to sports, Jordan is a member of the Longview HS FCA, The New Birth Baptist Church, I-Serve Ministry and volunteers his time to assist the youth of Longview.
Darion was a two-sport letterman for the Lions who excelled on and off the field. He played a pivotal role in this rivalry during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. In 2011, Darion had 6 catches for 92 yards and a touchdown. He continued his playing career at Sam Houston State where he was a multiple year starter and is currently finishing up his bachelor’s degree.
Joel Armstrong was a standout player at Longview High School, graduating in 2003. He was a three-year starter for head coach Pat Collins and was named All East Texas and All District in 11-5A, named Longview’s Offensive MVP. Joel’s senior season at LHS in 2002, he passed for 1,271 yards and 13 touchdowns while rushing for 567 yards. He led the Lobos to a 10-4 record and a trip to the 5A Division II quarterfinals. He went on to play at Rice University and graduated from in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and managerial studies.