EDMOND — David Cornwell and Randal Case haven't quite developed the quarterback-receiver chemistry that Jones has had with its top two producers the last few years, but they're getting close.
Cornwell, the Longhorns' junior quarterback, and Case connected for a pair of touchdowns Friday night, and Case ran for another as Jones held on for a 26-25 win at Oklahoma Christian School.
Even with the two pairing up the way they did, it took a couple of late missed kicks to keep OCS from pulling off the comeback.
Jones blocked an OCS point-after kick with 4:15 left that would've tied it.
Then the Saints drove to the 20 in the final minute before attempting a 37-yard field goal that would've given the Saints the lead.
The kick had plenty of distance but was pushed just left to give Jones the win.
“You just kind of hold your breath,” Jones coach Dave Martin said of the final kick. “I saw it going left, but you never know since they were kicking from the right hash.”
OCS led 19-18 early in the third when Cornwell picked apart the Saints' defense on a drive, capping it with a 22-yard, near perfectly placed touchdown pass to Case.
Cornwell, who moved to Jones after last season and hadn't played varsity football anywhere before this year, was 3 of 4 on the drive, including another 24-yard completion to Case.
“It's hard not to have chemistry when we've worked together as much as we have the past few months,” Case said. “We worked about an hour and a half together just about every day since the summer.”
Jones, who made the Class 2A championship game a season ago before losing to Hennessey, lost the combination of Michael Lowe and Tylor Seabolt to graduation, but Cornwell and Case seem to be filling in quite well.
“They're getting there,” Martin said. “Every game they keep getting better and better.”
Case caught four passes for 82 yards.
In the middle of the second quarter, OCS blocked a 28-yard field-goal try, but Jones' Case scooped it up and dove into the end zone for a touchdown.
“He went and made a great play,” Martin said. “A lot of kids would've just dove on the ball and not tried it but he went after it.”
OCS' combination of Austin Brooks and Blake Barnes was just as damaging as Cornwell and Case.
Barnes caught three touchdown passes from Brooks and finished with nine catches for 174 yards. Brooks threw for 320 yards.
OCS managed just 20 yards rushing though.