Lufkin VS. Longview 2012

Lufkin’s tradition of Friday night football seemed turned on its head as the Longview Lobos took away a devastating 45-14 win at Abe Martin Stadium, the first Wolf pack win in Lufkin territory in 15 years.
For the Panthers, it was magic in the first quarter as senior quarterback Tyler Stubblefield answered Longview’s 71-yard punt return with a hand-off to Key’vantanie Coutee for a six-yard run, putting the Pack on the board and tying the game 7-7. On the Pack’s next attempt, Stubblefield found JaBryce Tayler for a seven-yard pass, trying to put the Lobos down with an early 14-7 lead.
That’s when the magic ended. The Lobos would force an interception, tying the game and then scored another 10 points. During the last minutes of the second quarter, Panther running back Jabryce Taylor left the game with an injury. It was expected to be a close game, but as the game clock ticked on, the Lobos proved it would be a different story, securing a solid 31-14 lead at the half.
As the third and fourth quarters rolled on, the Panther defense was kept on the move, allowing the Lobos to put up 28 unanswered points. Lufkin would add to their costly first-half fumbles and blocked punt with another interception in the fourth quarter. The Pack rushed 29 times for a gain of only 136 yards. Stubblefield passed for 100 yards, with 10 completions out of 22 attempts, but suffered two interceptions, one merely seconds into the first quarter.
Head Coach Todd Quick was first to admit Friday night’s game had issues. “Give them credit,” he then said, “they played good.” He knows that going into next week’s district game the Pack has “got to go to work.”
Lufkin’s second loss ends the preseason, casting an uncertain shadow as the 2012 district games begin next Friday, September 28. What is certain is when the lights come on in Bryan, the Pack will be ready to dominate A&M Consolidated.

by Misty Boggs
 
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