Junior Running Back Elijah Reed had 180 all-purpose yards and 2 Touchdowns as the Jones Longhorns (6-1) defeated the Kellyville Ponies (5-2) 48-8 Thursday night in Kellyville. The victory gives the Longhorns a 4-0 record in District 2A-2 and sets up a huge meeting with the Millwood Falcons next Friday evening in Jones.
Sophomore Running Back Xavier Zackery took the bulk of the snaps at Running Back for the Longhorns. He got Jones on the board first with a 39 yard Touchdown run on the first drive of the game. Zackery would finish the game with 107 yards on 15 carries. After a defensive stop Longhorns would score again in the opening Quarter when Junior Quarterback Carson May had a 16 yard rushing Touchdown putting the Horns up 16-0.
The Longhorns blew the game open in the 2nd Quarter, scoring 30 points in a little under 9 minutes. May found Senior Wideout Trey Dorrell in the endzone for a 16 yard TD reception. Reed scored his first touchdown of the evening on the ground with a 25 yard touchdown run. The Ponies appeared to be poised to score late in the 2nd Quarter when Kellyville Running Back Jeramy Hicks lined up in the shotgun and tossed a pass for the goal line. The pass was intercepted by Junior Defensive Back Kameron Sweat and returned 99 yards for the Touchdown. May would connect with Reed for a 49 yard touchdown before halftime to put the Longhorns up 46-0 at the break.
After a scoreless 3rd Quarter the Ponies would finally get on the board with about 10 minutes left in the game. The only other points would come on a Safety when a high snap was kicked out of the endzone late in the game.
Carson May finished the night 13/18 for 192 yards and two Touchdowns and another rushing score. Elijah Reed ended up with 118 receiving yards and 62 rushing yards and two scores.
The game featured another dominant performance by the Longhorn Defense. Kellyville came into the contest averaging 61 points per game. The only other game the Ponies were held under 50 was Kellyville’s 48-56 loss to Millwood on October 3.
The Jones Longhorns will faceoff against the Millwood Falcons on Friday October 23, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. in Jones.