Longhorns and Knights Preview

The Jones Longhorns will be on the road again tonight as they face-off against the Crossings Christian School Knights tonight at 7:00.

Storylines

The Longhorns are coming off a nail-biter against the Chandler Lions last week 29-26.   The Knights are riding high after a 72-12 win over Star Spencer on 10/1. 

Big Jump, Big Improvement

This is only the Knights second year in class 2A.  However, the Knights have already tripled their wins from a year ago.  The only previous meeting between the two schools is the Longhorns 44-13 win last year, a game that saw five different Longhorns score and an efficient performance by the Longhorns Defense.  Crossings Coach Jonathan Keathly is still looking for a signature win for his program in Class 2A and would love nothing more than to upset the Longhorns.

Close to Home

This will be the furthest the Longhorns have traveled from home this football season.  However, the two schools are separated by only 21.5 miles. It should be an easy trip for any Longhorn faithful that want to make their way to Northwest Oklahoma City.

Where to Park

Knight Stadium is located at 14400 Portland Ave in Oklahoma City.  If you decide to make the trip, be sure you know where to park.  The areas shaded in green in the image below give you an indication of parking options.  There is a very good chance the lot directly South of the Stadium will fill up quickly, so the large parking lot to the Northwest will have the best available free parking.  There is also a lot Southwest of the stadium that will have parking available for $5. 

What to expect

Looking over the Knight’s season so far, it is kind of hard to know what to expect.  They were shut out in week two against Oklahoma Christian School, they also put up 72 in their last outing.  It is worth noting that the Knights lost a close game to Chandler 18-16 on 9/24.   So the Knights obviously have the talent make the game competitive.  Most of the Knights success last year came through the air, with Wide Receiver Jonah Mahen scoring on plays of 66 and 38 yards.   The Longhorns held the Knights to only 1.3 yards per play for the rest of the game.     

Prediction

The Knights have some success in the 1st Quarter, but in the end the Longhorns run away with it 39-12.

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