Matthew McConaughey stopped by the Texas Capitol on March 6  to join Gov. Greg Abbott, Rep. Jay Dean and the entire State Legislature in congratulating the Longview Lobos on their recent State Championship. 

McConaughey, Gov. Abbott honor Lobos at State Capitol

Wed Mar 6, 2019
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The celebration continues for the State Champion Longview Lobos!

Matthew McConaughey stopped by the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, March 6th to congratulate his former high school’s football team on its recent state championship.

The Academy Award winner and 1988 Longview High grad joined the Longview Lobos as they were honored in the House and Senate for winning the 2018 Class 6A Division State Championship in December, capping a perfect 16-0 season.

State Rep. Jay Dean (R-Longview) and state Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), filed resolutions to congratulate the Lobos on their first state championship win in 81 years.

“What a day! So proud of these kids," Dean said. "They did a great job representing our community and left a real impression on our Capitol this morning. This event was all about the players and coaches, but I want to thank the Governor and Mr. McConaughey for accepting my invitation to join us in recognition of our city. Go Lobos!”

For nearly 20 minutes, McConaughey halted action on the Senate floor as Senators and their staff lined up for photos with him.

Outside the Capitol, McConaughey and the Lobos were joined by Gov. Greg Abbott, who also spent his youth in Longview.

“What are your chances of repeating?” Abbott asked John King, Longview head football coach. “You’ve got your quarterback back!”

For video of this event and more photos, please check the Longview ISD Facebook page!