Lobos Use Big Plays to Eliminate Jesuit

Jesuit had no answer for high-powered Longview, which needed just 36 offensive snaps to score 75 points and end the season for the Rangers.

The Lobos overwhelmed Jesuit 75-36 on Saturday in a Class 6A Division II Region II area round game at Kincaide Stadium.

Big plays were the recipe for success for the Lobos (11-1), who scored seven of their 11 touchdowns on plays of 30 yards or more. Jaquan Edwards rushed for 201 yards and four touchdowns on just 12 carries, while Keilyn Williams tallied 156 yards and three scores on only eight attempts.

Longview was equally effective in smaller doses through the air, completing all seven of its attempts for 157 yards and three touchdowns.

The Rangers (7-5), whose seven-game winning streak was snapped, dominated time of possession and put up plenty of big offensive numbers, too, but committed five turnovers that prevented them from keeping pace.

Parker Towns connected on 33 of 51 passes for 433 yards and two touchdowns, and also rushed for a score, in his final game for Jesuit. Fletcher Rosenbleeth finished with 10 receptions for 162 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown in the closing minutes.

E.J. Smith capped a stellar sophomore season with 109 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Matthew Priddy also scored twice in the fourth quarter — once on a 1-yard run and later on a 6-yard reception.

The loss marked a familiar ending for Jesuit, which has now been ousted in the second round of postseason play in each of the past four years. It was the third time — after 2004 and 2012 — that Longview has beaten the Rangers in the area round.