Jones & John Curtis begin journey for title

John Curtis Christian and linebacker Seth Jones are hungry for a shot at redemption after falling just short of a state championship last year. Jones and the Patriots began the road to the 2A title last night with a convincing win over Many High School, and SMU recruiter Jeff Reinebold was on hand to watch the senior prospect from Curtis.

"We started slow at first and then made adjustments to what they were doing on offense," said John Curtis senior linebacker Seth Jones, whose squad broke open a 7-6 game to win going away, 54-6, in first-round playoff action last night.

The Patriots, state runners-up to Evangel Christian in 2009, are seeded No. 1 in Class 2A. Last night, they easily disposed of No. 32 Many High School, which ended the year 4-7.

Curtis' only loss came to the No. 2 team in Class 4A, the Salmen Spartans. Next week, the Patriots are at home again versus No. 16 University Lab, which happens to be SMU commit Nyle Johnson's former school.

Assistant coach Jeff Reinebold, who was responsible for securing the commitment of Johnson, is also recruiting Jones and the Mustangs wide receivers coach was in attendance for the Curtis/Many game.

"I haven't spoken with Coach Reinebold recently, but I saw him at the game last night," said Jones. "I'm going to start taking official visits when the season is complete. I don't have a favorite school yet; all of them are pretty even."

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