Checking in with Marquan Jones

COLUMBIA - CUTigers.com caught up with Blythewood wide receiver Marquan Jones after the Bengals won the 3A State Championship Saturday night.

Junior standout receiver Marquan Jones, the No. 2 wide receiver in South Carolina for the class of 2008, scored his first touchdown in Williams-Brice Stadium Saturday evening as he helped lead Blythewood to the state championship.

CUTigers.com caught up with the Palmetto standout afterwards to get his thoughts on the big game:

How does it feel to be state champs?
Marquan Jones: It is unbelievable. There were a lot of doubts at the start of the season. That is what pushed us very hard to win this game. We never gave up. We had a couple of turnovers that could have killed us. We could have just forgot about it and quit, but we didn't quit. We kept our head in there and on both sides of the ball we stepped it up and came out with the victory.

What did coach Scott tell you before you drove down for the winning field goal?
Marquan Jones: Coach Scott told us they scored, but we worked on this all the time. He told us it was just our two minute drill. He said lets get in there and drive the ball and let's do something with the ball productive. That's what we did. Tell us about the big first down catch you made on the final drive?
Marquan Jones: Well I am a play maker. We are play makers. We all like to have the ball. When it is our time to have the ball we have to step up and make the play. I think we stepped it up just now and that is why we got the victory.

How does it help you to have such a talented tandem at receiver with Perry Wilson?
Marquan Jones: Yeah, well it is me and Perry and really our whole offense. We have a lot of young people. We are mixing it all together. Me, Perry, our quarterback and our offensive line have come a long way. It is not just me and Perry. It is the whole offense that has come together.

After watching Clemson lose on a late field goal attempt last week how did it feel to win this week on a game ending field goal?
Marquan Jones: I kind of thought about that when we were on the sideline. I said please don't move field goal like last week. I think last week the field goal moved. It is just left up to it. We just put our fate in the kicker's hands.

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