Game of the Week: Longview (1-0) vs. Marshall (1-0)

Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Stadium: Lobo Stadium, 3012 Airline Road, Longview, 75605


Longview: John King

Marshall: Jack Alvarez

Last Week: Longview 36, McKinney Boyd 10; Marshall 40, Tyler 29

Up next: Longview at Tyler Legacy; Henderson at Marshall


Players to watch

Longview: Jordan Allen (201 passing yards, 16 rushing yards and two passing touchdowns) … Taylor Tatum (144 rushing yards, 11 receiving yards and three rushing touchdowns) … Jalen Hale (123 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns) … DaKaylen Reese (47 receiving yards)… Alijah Johnson (44 rushing yards)

Marshall: Gi’kovian McCoy … Carson Combs … Quintarus Hawkins

Keys: Longview showed in its season-opening win against McKinney Boyd that it can move the ball through the air and on the ground. The Lobos will need to continue to attack on all cylinders if they want to extend their rivalry win streak against Marshall to seven games.


Marshall: J.Q. Davis (153 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns) … Byrd Robinson (121 rushing yards) … Collier Slone (47 passing yards and two passing touchdowns)

Longview: Chase Smith (five solo tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, and one pass break-up) … Ta’Darion Boone (five solo tackles and one tackle for loss) … Willie Nelson (three solo tackles and three pass break-ups) … Omarion Watkins (three solo tackles, one assisted tackle and one tackle for loss) … Ja’Kevyon Curry (two assisted tackles, one solo tackle and one interception)

Keys: Marshall featured an explosive running attack in its season-opening win against rival Tyler last week. The Mavericks need to lean on that part of the offense again if they want to start the Jack Alvarez coaching era 2-0, and earn their first win against rival Longview since 2015.

Did you know: Longview will meet rival Marshall on the gridiron for the 112th time since the series began in 1909 … The Lobos enter the 2022 matchup with a 64-42-5 record against the Mavericks … The annual battle will feature a pair of 1-0 teams for the first time since the 2018 season.