In the heat of the Garvin County night the Jones Longhorns got back to their winning ways with a convincing 42-7 victory over the Panthers of Pauls Valley. The Longhorns scored early on a 34 yard pass from Quarterback Carson May to Wide Receiver Elijah Reed and never looked back. Running Back Kobin Cox punched the ball in four times on the evening and May added another touchdown pass to Wideout Tye Tucker.
The Longhorn defense stood strong, holding the Panthers to 115 total yards. The only Pauls Valley score came after the Panthers had a short field after a tremendous return on the opening kickoff of the second half.
Head Coach Dave Martin was looking for improvement this week, and he saw that from his Longhorn squad. “These guys are going to get better each week, these guys are competitive and they work hard.”
Even in a week that the Longhorns had a comfortable lead, Coach Martin was eager to get some of his first-year starters valuable experience and prepare the team for various situations. The Longhorn Coached stressed that the little things could make the difference down the road between “you playing another week in the playoffs or your season being over.”
During his post-game comments to the team, Coach Martin compared a Varsity Football Schedule to running a marathon that they need to take one mile at a time. The Horns will be able to rest next week as the Longhorns have a bye before heading to Chandler on September 27.