Jones, John Curtis rolling along

John Curtis Christian is 5-1 and the Patriots have been steamrolling opponents lately. The central figure on defense is senior linebacker Seth Jones, who holds an offer from SMU.

John Curtis Christian and linebacker Seth Jones are 5-1 this season, with the lone loss coming to nationally-ranked Salmen High School, and the Patriots are ranked first in Louisiana's 2A classification as the regular season begins to wind down.

Jones easily leads his team in sacks and is second on the squad in tackles. Curtis' defense has 17 sacks, with Jones accounting for six of those, and he's notched 37 tackles, trailing only fellow LB Duke Riley (who has 47). Moreover, Jones has scored two points on a safety and has broken up a couple of passes.

Last week, Curtis breezed past previously-undefeated Riverside Academy, 55-24, and the Pats are back in action tomorrow night vs. fledgling program Thomas Jefferson Academy (1-5).

The following Friday night, Curtis entertains unbeaten district foe St. Charles Catholic (6-0) in a game that was decided by one point last year in the regular season (Curtis easily won a rematch in the 2009 playoffs).

"We're getting better, but we still have room for improvement," said Jones, who is never satisfied with less than perfection. "We won (vs. Riverside), but we still made too many mistakes."

Last year, Jones logged most of his time at outside linebacker, but he's made the transition this fall to the middle with ease.

"I've spent this year at inside linebacker and I've been getting my feet under me - with it being a new position," he said.

What's going on with his recruitment?

"SMU and Northern Illinois are showing the most love," Jones said. "I'm going to visit SMU after the season is over; after we win the state championship. Coach (Jeff) Reinebold is excited about getting me up there and he wished me luck on winning state this year. He really wants me (to commit) up there."


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