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Oklahoma high school football: Carson May throws 4 TDs to lead Jones to district win

CHANDLER -- Carson May stood calm and composed in the backfield. 

After a Jones false start penalty, the Longhorns were backed up to their own 25-yard line. 

It didn’t stop the 6-foot-5, 180-pound junior quarterback from making a play. 

May received the snap, gave one pump fake and then threw a strike to Elijah Reed who was sprinting across the middle of the field. Reed caught it and took the ball 75-yards for the score.

The long pass was one of many highlight plays May made to lead Jones to a 27-15 district road win over Chandler on Friday night. 

May completed 19 of 33 passes for 301 yards and four touchdowns. It was a performance that Jones coach Dave Martin has grown to expect from his star quarterback.

“Carson’s a Division-I football player,” Martin said. “I’m going to challenge him to play at those levels and Carson does a great job of handling that pressure. He’s done a great job of preparation for his game and he knows that he’s going to go out there and complete this offense.”

It was a near-flawless performance by May who made just one mistake the entire football game. 

The play came early in the third quarter after a low snap caused a scramble in the backfield. 

May, who didn’t want to give up on the play,  picked the ball up and tried to throw the designed screen pass. It was intercepted by Chandler’s Jarin Greenfield. 

But even as the interception led to Chandler scoring on the next play to take the lead with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Alec Jackson to Drake Rodriquez, May was unphased. 

And it didn’t take long for him to show it.

Just two plays later, May threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Emmett Murphy, who had beat his man down the sideline.

Jones took the lead and never gave it back.

“He’s really cool and lets those things slide off his shoulders,” Martin said about May. “He understands you can’t get those plays back. He buries it and he goes back out there and he continues to play.”

In a close game with Chandler (3-2), Jones (4-1) was able to get good production from its defense. The Longhorns not only held the Lions, who average 38 points a game, to a season-low 15. They also forced three turnovers, one fumble recovery and two interceptions by Cadyn Karl and Kameron Sweat.

“Our defense responded tonight really well and made it tough on them to move the ball, especially in the second half,” Martin said. “It was an entire group effort, it’s really neat when you look out there and there’s several different guys making plays on the defensive side for you. I’m really proud of those guys.”

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Carson May of Jones throws a pass during a high school football game between Jones and Luther in Jones, Okla., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Carson May of Jones throws a pass during a high school football game between Jones and Luther in Jones, Okla., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

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James Jackson

James D. Jackson joined The Oklahoman in January 2020 to cover high school sports. He a University of Central Oklahoma graduate. During his time at UCO, James served as a sports reporter and Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, The Vista.... Read more ›

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