Jones Reports on Spring Practice, Visits

Seth Jones and John Curtis Christian ended spring training today with the annual Blue/White game. Did Jones' squad get the win? What are Jones' plans for visiting SMU? Read on to find out.

Every May, the John Curtis Christian Patriots split their roster into two halves and wage battle amongst each other in the annual Blue/White spring scrimmage. The spirited event usually has a star-studded cast of alumni in attendance, with numerous former Patriots - many of whom are home for summer break from college football - turning out to root on the current cast of Curtis players.

The 2010 Blue/White game took place this morning and caught up with John Curtis linebacker/defensive end Seth Jones to get the details.

"We had fun out there today," said Jones, who currently holds offers from SMU and Tulane. "It was really good. My team, the White squad, won 14-7. I think that I did good. I had four tackles. We played two short halves - with a running clock. It was a battle.

"We're going to watch the film from the scrimmage on Monday, then we'll have a week off. I'm planning on going to camp at Southern Mississippi in two weeks. I'm going to try to take an unofficial visit to SMU this summer and then I plan on taking an official visit there too."

This was the second scrimmage for the Patriots this spring. Several days ago, Curtis and Brother Martin tangled in the first scrimmage.

"We did alright against Brother Martin," Jones said, "but they were able to score on us three times. We had some fundamental mistakes in that game. We messed up on some little things, more so than big things. That was only our fifth day in spring training and they (Brother Martin) were at the end of their spring practice. Their running back (Dante Butler) is very good. I didn't get a chance to go up against him head-to-head too much, but he's good."

It's not surprising that defense - the cornerstone of Curtis football - ruled the day in the Blue/White scrimmage.

"I thought that defensive lineman Nick Willheit stood out today as someone who played well," Jones said of his teammate. "He's been rotating in-and-out and he did good today. (Wide receiver) Josh Hanberry scored on us and I'm still mad about that. He ran a deep route and the pass went right over my head. Torrey Pierce played corner on the other team and he got an interception on a tipped pass on the last play of the game. He ran it all the way back to our five-yard line, but we were able to stop him from scoring and tying the game."

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