Jones one to watch in western Kentucky

Christian County reached the state championship game last year and the Colonels have gotten off to a 3-0 start this season behind balanced performances from several players. One of the standouts is junior Juan Jones.

Christian County reached the state championship game last year and the Colonels have gotten off to a 3-0 start this season behind balanced performances from several players. One of the standouts is junior Juan Jones.

Jones is was one of Christian County's best defensive players last season with 50 tackles from his free-safety position in 11 games. Jones has played more on the offensive side of the ball at running back this year, leading his team in rushing with 210 yards on only 19 carries.

"I feel great about my play this year. I'm playing both sides of the ball and I always have a backup waiting to come in to give me a break," said Jones. "I'm doing a lot better from the past years. Just by reading my keys and read and getting the secondary of the defense set."

Jones has been a key player for his team and the Colonels had a huge victory over another set of Colonels to the north to get to 3-0.

"The win (over Henderson County) was very big for us. Coach Lovelace said it would be tough to adjust or defend their offense in the first quarter. When we did there were no more problems," he continued.

The 5-foot-9, 170-pounder hasn't been talking much with schools lately, but he has taken a few unofficial visits during the off-season.

"I already had some visits: Kentucky, Western Kentucky and Austin Peay. Mississippi State did send me a letter to come and visit, but I never made it," he said.

Jones will see increase attention as his team plays more and continues to improve.

"I'm looking forward to a lot from our team. In my opinion, us Colonels are more of a team this year. I have no doubt in my mind we have a chance to go all the way."


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