Longview powers over Marshall, 41-7


LONGVIEW - Longview brought a revolving door of players offensively on Friday night in the 107th meeting with the Marshall Mavericks.

Meanwhile, the Lobo defense remained steady.

With that strong showing from the defense, Longview scored 41 unanswered points en route to a 41-7 win over the Mavericks, improving the Lobos to 2-0 on the season.

Jessie Anderson scored twice, totaling 82 yards, and was one of seven ball carriers for the Lobos, who rushed for 285 yards in the win. Anderson was selected as MVP of the game, which was part of the Great American Rivalry Series.

Longview continued to roll its three quarterbacks into action with all three, starter A’Darius Carter, Jordan Lawson and Haynes King all seeing action.

Lawson threw the Lobos’ lone passing touchdown. Carter made a key pass to set up his short touchdown run. King, who saw spot time at quarterback, hauled in a key 40-yard pass that set up a Lobo touchdown.

Chris Kessler, who was honored as the Great American Rivalry Series scholarship athlete pregame, added two field goals in the first half as the Lobo offense gained traction. Kessler also connected on two 49-yard punts, added two touchbacks and two tackles on kickoff return coverage.

Meanwhile, Longview’s defense held Marshall (0-2) to a 2.8 yards per carry mark. Maverick starting quarterback JJ Green, a sophomore, went 11-for-22 through the air for 154 yards.

Longview hosts Dallas South Oak Cliff on Friday while Marshall hosts Shadow Creek.

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