With the entire nation watching, the John Tyler Lions were looking for their first win of the 2019 football season against the defending Class 6A Division II champion Longview on Thursday night on Earl Campbell Field at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.
The game was televised on ESPN2.
ESPN was in attendance to showcase the matchup between Longview quarterback Haynes King — ranked as the No. 18 recruit and the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by ESPN — against John Tyler athlete Kitan Crawford — ranked as the No. 85 recruit and the No. 6 athlete in the country by ESPN.
King will play his college football for Texas A&M, while Crawford will be playing for the University of Texas.