By Tim Chambers
Johnson County’s Mighty Mites turned its football game into a track meet on Saturday at Happy Valley. Brock Jones ran for 248 yards and Sawyer Marshall added 195, helping the Longhorns to an impressive 45-18 victory.
The dynamic duo scored on every possession.
Jones had touchdown runs of 41, 82, 65 and 21 yards. Marshall scored on a 58-yard run then tacked on 67 yards and one from 17 yards out.
He also cashed in on three extra points.
Marshall and Jones collected 12 and 11 tackles apiece for the Longhorns but several others stood out as well.
Avery Blevins had a big day collecting seven tackles. Conner Stout added six. Daniel Yax, Hunter McElyea and Camden Johnson all gathered five apiece.
Stout also had a fumble recovery.
Johnson County 12
Happy Valley 0
Nathanael Walker ran for 100 yards and a touchdown, helping Johnson County defeat the Warriors 12-0 in the second game.
Kyle Maples added a 36-yard touchdown that was the bulk of his 46 yards on the ground. Carson Jennings had 30 yards on the ground and Carter Atwood provided a nice 10-yard run
Colton Grindstaff contributed five tackles to lead the defense. Maples, Christopher Thomas and Jennings managed four apiece. Juan Mejia, Kaden Blevins, Hayden Parker, Walker and Ethan Stout were in on three each.
Hunter Paisley picked off a pass and Blevins recovered a fumble to aid in the win.
Happy Valley 36
Johnson County 12
The Warriors managed to avoid the sweep by defeating Johnson County in Junior Pee Wee finale.
Kyle Sluder provided most of the highlights for the Longhorns.
He scored on a 52-yard touchdown on the first play of the game, then added a 54-yarder in the fourth quarter. He ended the night with 125 yards rushing.
Ethan Simcox caught a pair of passes from Graham Reece for 20 yards and led the defense with seven tackles. Gage Stout added six tackles. Nate Dorman made some nice plays on the defensive line for the Horns.