BEAUMONT - A long drive turned into a short trip Friday night for the Longview Lobos.
Up by six with under four minutes to play, a red zone turnover from the Lobos led to Beaumont West Brook’s first lead of the night, enough for a 34-33 win from the host Bruins in a Class 6A, Division II bi-district playoff game at the Thomas Center.
Longview’s season concludes at 8-3, snapping a string of 10-straight bi-district wins for the Lobos. West Brook, now 10-1 on the season, advances to meet Garland Lakeview Centennial in the area round.
After the go-ahead score, coming off the 10th lost fumble of the season for the Lobos, Longview took possession and marched the field quickly before a 47-yard field goal went wide left.
West Brook found a way to extend drives throughout the night, finishing 5 for 5 on fourth down, including a fourth-and-6 inside the Longview 40 inside the final two minutes.
After a 14-14 tie at halftime, Longview built a 10-point lead twice in a 17-point third quarter. West Brook pulled to within six with 8:26 left in the fourth quarter.
Starting at its own 44, up 33-27, Longview went on a march to extend its lead before a fumble at the 10 gave the Bruins the ball with 3:29 showing. It resulted in the eighth touchdown off a Longview turnover this season.
Longview finished with 362 rushing yards, led by a 161-yard night from D’Crayvan Polk, the bulk coming on third-down touchdown runs of 56 and 59 yards. Kendrevian White finished with 98 yards and with an eight-yard touchdown. Sophomore Jessie Anderson totaled 45 yards and with a one-yard score.
Gaylon Wiley went 5 for 7 for 53 yards and added 40 more on the ground.
For West Brook, who finished 3-for-10 on third down, sophomore quarterback L’Ravien Elia went 13-for-14 through the air for 154 yards and added 58 rushing yards with a 12-yard score. Joel Denley led the rushing attack, gaining 140 yards on 24 attempts with three scores.
Wide receiver Kandin Robertson hauled in six passes for 127 yards, including the fourth-and-6 conversion for 32 yards and took a tip for an 11-yard, eventual game-winning score.