Longhorns Tame Lions 40-16 in Home Opener

Junior Quarterback Carson May threw for three Touchdowns and rushed for two more as the Jones Longhorns (2-0) defeated the Luther Lions (0-2) 40-16 on Friday night at Tim Wallace Memorial Stadium in Jones.

Meeting for the first time since 2011, the two Eastern Oklahoma County rivals both showed a little bit of rust after the bye week. “We just have to go and find ways to stay consistent” said Coach Dave Martin after the victory.

Jones got on the board first with an early run by Senior Korbin Cox. The TD run was setup by a long reception by Junior Wideout Emmett Murphy. Murphy ended up with 3 receptions for 64 yards on the evening. A short TD run by May capped off the Longhorns scoring in the first half. A safety following an interception thrown by Luther Quarterback Drew Scheer sent the Longhorns to the locker rooms up 12-2.

Photo Credit: Zoe Tucker, JHS Sophomore.

The Longhorns offense picked up in the 3rd Quarter with Jones scoring on the first three possessions of the second half. May hooked up with Senior wideout Trey Dorrell for Touchdowns of 39 and 28 yards on the first two drives of the 3rd Quarter. Dorrell finished the evening with three receptions for 104 yards and two scores. The Senior also grabbed an interception on defense. May showed off his improved footwork again in the 3rd quarter with a 21 yard TD scramble that put the Longhorns up 33-2 with 2:09 left in the third quarter.

One of the major developments of Carson May’s performance in his improved footwork. This was on full display Friday evening as the Junior led the Longhorns in rushing with 144 yards on 11 attempts.

Photo Credit: Zoe Tucker, JHS Sophomore.

After a few quick scores by the Lions, the Longhorns took advantage of a confused Luther defense when May found a wide open Brayden Scott for a 41 yard touchdown in the 4th.

The Longhorn defense had a strong showing all night, holding Luther to 232 total yards and forcing three turnovers.

While the Longhorns were impressive, Coach Martin saw plenty of areas that needed improvement. “We will always be happy with a win, but we felt like some things got sloppy that we need to improve on.” There were quite a few mishaps on special teams all evening. Both squads struggled with penalties as there were 29 flags thrown on the two teams. Luther had 12 penalties for 110 yards and Jones had 17 penalties for 175 yards.

The Longhorns will be in action again next week on the road at Lincoln Christian (Tulsa). The Bulldogs handed the Longhorns their only regular season loss last year when Lincoln Christian topped Jones 49-14 in week two of the 2019 season. The game will kickoff at 7:00 at Dennis Byrd Stadium in Tulsa.

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