There are some big rivalries in Texas that may get more attention, but if you ask anyone who attends one of the annual Longview vs Marshall games, it is quickly apparent that the passion and fervor each community feels for their teams is no less intense or real. This rivalry, on its 107th installment, draws huge local crowds and is one of the most intense and close rivalries in the state.
Chris Kessler is a three year letterman on the varsity football team. Following the 2016 Football Season, he was chosen 1st team All-District, 1st Team All-East Texas and Honorable Mention All-State as a place kicker. In addition to high football prowess, Chris has played soccer for the Lobos and is a member of the Texas Bank and Trust Student Board. After High 4
Chadler is a 2-year letterman on the varsity football team. He is an Eagle Scout and is involved in community service through his church. He is an active member in his church’s youth group and is a member of the National Honor Society. He plans to attend the University of Texas and pursue a degree in medicine.
Josh Scobee was a kicker for Longview High School, graduating in 2000. He played college football for Louisiana Tech, setting several school records, and was drafted in 2004 by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 5th round of the NFL draft where he played 11 seasons. He retired after the 2016-17 season and holds Jacksonville’s franchise records for most points and most field goals made.
Marshall High School senior Kendrick Starling turned in a performance for the ages in his 1998 between the Mavericks and the Lobos. Kendrick finished with 11 receptions for 157 yards and 2 scores. His 7 yard touchdown reception in the 2nd overtime was the game winner for Marshall. Kendrick later went on to play collegiately as well as stints with the Texans, Seattle Seahawks, and the New Orleans Saints.