Given Away: Turnovers cost Longview in loss to Westlake


MIDLOTHIAN — Aided by three defensive touchdowns on seven turnovers, the Chaparrals of Austin Westlake defeated the Longview Lobos, 38-10, Saturday night at Midlothian Stadium in the Class 5A Division II Region II semi-final game.

Longview sophomore quarterback Dezmond Chumley was picked off three times by the Westlake defense and he fumbled once. Chumley came into the game only throwing one interception all season.

The first half was dominated by the defense of the Lobos but it was the Chaparrals who led 14-7 despite only having 12 total yards of offense and no first downs.

Longview opened the scoring after Westlake fumbled the ball and it was recovered by Lobos’ Zaycoven Henderson and a few plays later, Antonius Sanders’ four-yard touchdown run capped off a 10-play, 49-yard drive. Andres Perez’s extra point put Longview up 7-0 with 4:48 remaining in the first quarter.

Early in the second quarter, Longview made it to the Westlake 37-yard line and went for it on fourth down but was stopped.

After a three-and-out, the punt went to the Lobo 36-yard line. On the first play, L’Darrius Peterson fumbled the ball for Longview and John Dodd picked it up and ran it in for the touchdown. The extra point was good to tie the game at 7-7 with 7:23 left in the first half.

.On the second play of the next possession for Longview, Chumley was hit as he threw the ball and was picked off by Canyon Manske, who ran in for the touchdown and extended the lead to 14-7

Late in the first half, the Lobos took over on the Westlake 44-yard line and Chumley completed a pass to Colin Jeter to the 21-yard line. On third down, Chumley found Leonard for a first down to the 8-yard line before Chumley rolled out to the right and was picked off at the goal line by Dodd, who recorded his second interception of the day.

In the second half, the Lobo defense continued to hold the Chaparrals and an Andres Perez 38-yard field goal cut the deficit to 14-10 with 6:38 left in the third quarter.

Westlake was then held to a punt which was muffed by Nakia Brown and Westlake recovered it at the Lobo 28-yard line. On the next play, Corey Bartley picked off Jordan Severt in the end zone.

Two players later, Chumley was sacked, causing the fumble which was recovered by Alex Cone, who returned it 12 yards to the end zone for the score and the extra point made the lead 21-10 with 4:11 left in the third.

Later in the third quarter, the Lobos held the Chaparrals to another punt and Brown returned it 62 yards for a touchdown but it was called back on a roughing the kicker penalty, breaking the momentum Longview gained on the play.

With Westlake getting the first down on the penalty, they took advantage when Michael Barden made a 48-yard field goal with the wind behind him, extending the lead to 24-10 with 8:58 remaining in the game.

Longview then took over down two scores but all hope ended when Bennett Huddleston intercepted Chumley and returned it to the Longview 28-yard line.

Seven plays later, Westlake quarterback Jordan Severt took the ball in for the touchdown and the extra point made it 31-10.

Westlake would add a late touchdown to make the final score 38-10.

Longview ended its season with a record of 9-4.