Someone is full of sour grapes today.
We said all week long that we had a bend but don’t break defense. That we had stopped numerous teams on the plus side of the field. And guess what, we did again.
Keep living on that stats, we had four drives on your side of the field to start things. A 50 yard KO return, however long the Williams return was plus a blocked punt and a fumbled punt return.
The difference in the game would’ve been special teams had Longview lost too. We left five points on the field for you just with our kicking game alone, and you still couldn’t win.
King had one horrendous pass all day so i don’t know where you are coming that he makes all these mistakes. Did that one pass hurt us? Sure. There’s another free 7 points for y’all that you shouldn’t of had. But guess what. He’s a freakin sophomore and he came back and rallied for two more touchdowns, one on the ground and one in the final minute of a State Quarterfinal game through the air.
The other interception is on Carter for just standing and watching and not fighting for the ball while also a brilliant play by your defender. The only other pass that should have been better was the throw right before the field goal attempt when he overthrew a wide open Perry. And well, we all know they made up for that later on.
Beat salty all you want. Cheer for the opposing team all you want. Brag about having better stats all you want. Brag about having more fans in a stadium 15 miles from your home town (even though it was closer than 50/50 than you’ll ever care to admit) all you want.
Fact remains, Longview found a way to win despite not being at their absolute best and leaving countless points on the field all day long. The defense made stops to keep it a one score game when needed most. The special teams made plays when needed most. And we had our sophomore quarterback make a play when needed most to win the game.
We’ve more than shared our congrats on a great season with every single poster that’s come along. And I say it again to Panther Nation.
But man alive, for someone who claims all these things about just being happy about playing and not letting high school students affect his mood....you just are full of anger and angst. You came for us earlier in the year for talking about our team too much and enjoying previewing games and enjoying looking into our program’s future. And now you just want to make excuses for how things went down yesterday and cheer for anyone but Longview. I’m glad we won’t have another one of these for three years at least just so I don’t have to casually read your hypocricial rhetoric over and over again. But no doubt, you’ll be right back here next season screaming about something we’re doing.
Best of luck to the rest of Panther Nation. I know y’all will do well in 5A. Will be tough to replace Thomas but no doubt y’all will find someone.