Longhorns vs. Ponies Preview

The Jones Longhorns look to get back in the Win Column with a Thursday Night battle with the Kellyville Ponies. 

Storylines

Coach Martin and the Longhorns find themselves in an unfamiliar position with .500 record 6 weeks into the season.  Jones is coming off a heartbreaking 38-29 loss to Crossings Christian that was much closer than the final score indicates.   The Kellyville Ponies come into town with an 0-6 record.  The Ponies lost at Prague 40-0 last week.

Back on Track

Carson May will look to get back on track against a Kellyville defense that has been susceptible to the big play.  The dynamic duo of Emmett Murphy and Caydn Karl should have plenty of opportunities to show off their skills in the open field.  Look for Dakotah Calvert to get some additional carries to get the ground game going.

Recent History

This will be the fourth year in a row the Ponies and Longhorns have met.  Jones has been victorious in all three previous contests with an average score of 56-16.  Last year Jones topped Kellyville 48-8 in a game that saw Elijah Reed score two Touchdowns and Kameron Sweat return an interceptions 100 yards for a TD. 

The Jim Allen Bowl

 Any time the Longhorns and Ponies meet, we think about Jim Allen, a Kellyville legend and Jones resident.  Mr. Allen taught and coached at Kellyville for over 40 years, but has lived the last 18 in Eastern Oklahoma County.  In an era where so many spend time trying to convince you how important they are, Jim Allen left a legacy though humble service and dedication.  Enjoy this article we wrote last year about Mr. Allen’s legacy in Kellyville and Jones. 

Check the Standings

While the Longhorns are 2-1 in District play, they are by no means out of the picture.  But any chance of winning the district starts with Kellyville this evening.

Prediction

Jones gets back in the winning ways with 48-12 win over the Ponies.

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