Longhorns Outlast Lions 27-15

Junior Quarterback Carson May threw for 346 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Jones Longhorns (4-1) topped the Chandler Lions (3-2) Friday night in Chandler. The victory moves the Longhorns to 2-0 in district play.

#3 Carson May Junior Quarterback. Photo Credit: Zoe Tucker, JHS Sophomore.

The game started slow for both squads, with both teams exchanging punts, but after Jones was stopped on 4th and goal, Chandler went on a 99-yard drive capped off by a 10-yard run by Chander QB Kaden Jones. This put the Lions up 6-0 at the end of the 1st Quarter.

Jones got on the board early in the 2nd Quarter when May found Junior Wideout Cadyn Karl in the endozone for a 9 yard touchdown.

#70 Austin Conover, Senior Offensive Lineman and Defensive Lineman. Photo Credit: Zoe Tucker, JHS Sophomore.

The Longhorns showed a great deal of resiliency all night. Carson May and Senior Wideout Elijah Reed lost the ball during the interchange on an attempted end-around in the 2nd Quarter. The next time Jones got the ball, May connected with Reed for a 75 yard score. During the 3rd Quarter, May forced a throw following a bad snap that ended up being intercepted. Chandler would score on the next play. On the second play of the following drive, May found a wide open Emmet Murphy for a 61 yard touchdown.

#17 Emmett Murphy Junior Wide Receiver. Photo Credit: Zoe Tucker, JHS Sophomore.

Jones capped off the scoring with a May Touchdown pass to Trey Dorrell with 5 seconds left in the third quarter. Neither team would score in the 4th Quarter.

The Longhorn Defense held the Chandler rushing attack in check for most of the evening. Lion Running Back Casmen Hill came in to the evening averaging 7.8 yards per carry. Hill finished the game with 54 yards on 20 attempts (2.7 yards per carry). The Longhorn Defense held the Lions to only 209 yards.

#27 Dalton Thomas Senior Defensive Back. Photo Credit: Zoe Tucker, JHS Sophomore.

Carson May did a tremendous job spreading the ball among his quartet of talented receivers. Reed, Carl, Murphy and Dorrell each averaged over 10 yards per catch and each caught a touchdown. The multiple Longhorn weapons proved to be too much for the Lions.

The Longhorns will take the field again on Friday October 9, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. against the Crossings Christian Knights at Tim Wallace Memorial Stadium in Jones.

Photo Credit: Zoe Tucker, JHS Sophomore.

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