The #2 Jones Longhorns (16-1) will travel to Cleveland County to take on the #3 Lincoln Christian Bulldogs (21-4) at 6:00 on Friday March 12, 2021 at Noble High School for a chance to advance to the State Title game on Saturday.
Both squads are coming off convincing Quarterfinal victories on Wednesday at the State Fair Area. Jones advanced by beating the #14 Hugo Buffalos 66-33 while Lincoln Christian topped the #6 Perry Maroons 45-33.
The Longhorns and Bulldogs have moved easily through the bracket up to this point, with the Longhorns winning each game by an average margin of 47.8 points while the Bulldogs have won each contest by an average of 25.6 points per game. However, both teams understand that the level of competition goes up tremendously, as both teams have the offensive weapons and defensive efficiency to win a State Title.
Both teams are undefeated against competition in Class 3A, as the Longhorns only loss is to Holland Hall of Class 4A while the Bulldogs defeats have come against Holland Hall (twice), Hilldale and Grove, all of Class 4A.
The contest will be a much more intimate setting than the Wednesday night contests at the State Fair Area. The Noble Gym will only be allowing a few hundred spectators on Friday. The game can be streamed on the NFHS network.
The Winner will advance to the Title game Saturday night at 8:00 at the State Fair Arena.
Be sure to check out the Interviews of a few players on the Jones Journal YouTube page: