Look out! Longview is Loaded

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - To put it mildly, the Lobos are loaded.

"It is crazy how many people we have out here that can go D-1," said Dorian Leonard.

"It is nothing but competition every day," said Zaycoven Henderson.

Head coach John King added, "It is also great to be able to have some guys that you can do something with, it is pretty special."

It's an embarrassment of riches for King.

One of his players told us, he thinks up to 13 players on this years Lobo team will play college football.

"It is a wonderful feeling to get to coach great athletes like that, you know they are always going to give you a chance to win games," said King. "And you can do some special things with them."

Special things call for special players.

The Lobos have two of the best leading the way.

"I have to lead by example, that is the only way to lead," said Henderson. "You lead and they shall follow."

"You have to be at the front of everything and leading everyone," said Leonard.

Receiver Dorian Leonard and defensive tackle Zaycovean Henderson are headed to the Big 12 next year.

Henderson at TCU and Leonard at Texas will be opponents next year.

As teammates this year, they're looking for their final year, to be the best year.

"We have been able to compete with everyone, we just have not been able to get over that hump, the 3rd round hump," said Henderson. "I feel that this year we will get over that hump this year and we will keep going."

"This is my senior year, so I take it very serious," said Leonard. "It is our far achievement and our goal, to win state at the end of the year, right now we focus on the small goal and take it one step at a time."

That's one step closer to bringing one of state's best programs it's first title in 76 years.

"That would be the ultimate, would be the first in a long time and we would be the class to remember," said Henderson. "It would be great."

They will have two of the state's best, leading the way.

Longview opens the 2013 year against Coppell.

That game will be played on August 31st at Allen Eagle Field.

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