The Jones Longhorns outgained the Washington Warriors 441 to 290 on Friday Night, yet three critical turnovers proved to be the difference, as Washington beat Jones 26-22.
The teams were scoreless in the first quarter, but the Longhorns scored first with a 5 Yard TD run by Senior Elijah Reed. The Warriors would respond with a Touchdown of their own on the following drive. After Jones fumbled deep in their own territory, Washington was able to kick a field goal to put the Warriors up 10-8 going in to the half.
Washington QB Emmit Wilk only completed 3 passes on the evening, but 2 out of the 3 completions went for TDs. The first came early in the 3rd Quarter on a 39 yard strike. Jones would turn the ball over on downs on the next drive at the Washington 31 yard line. The Warriors were able to turn that into another 3 points and enter the 4th Quarter up 20-8.
This set up an action packed 4th quarter. Jones scored on another Reed rush with 8:36 left in the game. On the second play of the next drive Jones was able to recover a Warrior fumble. Two plays later Junior Quarterback Carson May connected with Junior Wide Receiver Cadyn Karl for a 53-yard TD that put the Horns up 22-20. Wilk would complete his third pass on the evening on a 75 yard TD pass on 3rd and 20.
Jones had a promising drive stall short on a controversial play when a Jones receiver appeared to drop a pass near the Washington sideline. The play was ruled a catch and fumble and the Warriors took over and were able to run out the clock.
Elijah Reed finished his final game in a Longhorn uniform with 151 yards and 2 scores on 21 carries. Carson May finished the night 19-30 for 266 yards and a TD.
The Longhorns finish the season 9-3. The Longhorns will look to build off the momentum of the 2020 season next year. This Jones team was the first to play after Thanksgiving since the 2017 season. With a key group of starters returning, the Longhorns should have high expectations for the 2021 season.