Junior Quarterback Carson May rushed for three scores as the Jones Longhorns (5-1) defeated the Crossings Christian Knights (1-3) Friday evening in Jones. The Longhorns were firing on all cylinders all night as five different Longhorns found the endzone on the night.
Jones Head Coach Dave Martin emphasized the importance of everyone executing at a high level, “we’ve got a vision for this football team, and everyone needs to have that vision.” The victory on Friday showed a tremendous team effort with five Longhorns scoring and the Defense holding the Knights to -4 yards rushing.
The Longhorns got on the scoreboard first with a 15-yard pass from May to Junior wideout Kadyn Carl. The rest of the Longhorn scores for the rest of the night would come on the ground. Both Senior Running Back Korbin Cox and Sophomore Running Back Xavier Zackery scored on rushes in the 2nd Quarter. The next three scoring drives for the Longhorns featured May scoring on the ground from 8, 6 and 3 yards out. Senior Wideout Elijah Reed lined up in the pistol capped off the scoring for the Longhorns with a 10 yard run in the 4th.
Carson May finished the evening 15/28 for 228 Yards and 1 TD to go along with 17 carries for 151 yards and three scores. This marks the third time this year that May rushed for more than 100 yards in a game.
To truly understand the performance of the Jones defense you need to factor the two scoring plays by the Knights. Crossings Quarterback Drew Wood connected with Wide Receiver Jonah Mahen for scores of 66 and 38 yards. The Knights gained only 39 yards and the other 30 plays on the evening, an average 1.3 yards per play. This was a truly dominant performance.
The Longhorns will be on the road next week for a Thursday night showdown with the Kellyville Ponies.