LONE GROVE — Coming into Friday night, the Lone Grove Longhorns knew they had a chance to match their best start since 1995 at 5-0.

LONE GROVE — Coming into Friday night, the Lone Grove Longhorns knew they had a chance to match their best start since 1995 at 5-0.

They didn’t disappoint a packed Homecoming crowd.

Lone Grove quarterback Colton Jones threw for five touchdowns, while running backs J.J. Barnes and Cooper Robinson both had 100-plus yard rushing games as the Longhorns rolled past the OKC Douglas Trojans 49-14 to celebrate homecoming Friday night at Longhorn Field.

Next up for the Longhorns will be a showdown with the No. 4 Sulphur Bulldogs next Friday night at Calvin Agee Field. 

“I was very pleased with the way our offensive line and our running backs performed tonight,” Lone Grove coach Brad O’Steen said. 

“We did a good job of controlling the football and moving the chains. That is what we had hoped we could do. Their team has a lot of talent and speed, and we wanted to maintain offensive possession as long as we could.”

Jones was 9-of-15 through the air, including eight of his last nine passes for touchdown yardage totals of 64, 3, 60, 30 and 30 distances for 265 total yards. 

Barnes had 12 rushing attempts for 105 yards, and Robinson finished with 104 yards on 19 carries.

The Longhorns had 288 rushing yards on 43 carries, and 553 yards of total offense. 

Lone Grove’s defense did equally well, especially against the Trojan running game. Douglas managed just 106 yards on 27 carries on the 


Through the air the Trojans finished with 184 yards and 290 total net yards.

Lone Grove (5-0 overall, 2-0 in District 3A-2), wasted no time taking the lead. 

On their initial possession the Longhorns drove 60 yards on seven plays and went up 7-0 when Blayde Wilkerson scored on a 1-yard run.

After struggling on their next two offensive trips which included two turnovers, the Longhorns found their groove again. 

Douglass (0-5, 0-2) drove 85 yards on seven plays early in the second quarter to take the lead. Robert Gadow ran it in from three yards out, and Keavontae Broome scored the two-point PAT for an 8-7 Trojan lead.

The Longhorns needed just three minutes to take the lead for good. 

A 9-play, 74-yard drive ended with Cooper Robinson taking the ball around right end for a touchdown and a 14-8 Lone Grove lead.

Just before intermission Lone Grove added to their lead when Jones hit Malik Brown with a pass completion that covered 64 yards to put the Longhorns up 21-7 at the break.

Lone Grove scored on each of its second half possessions except the final one to kill the clock. 

Jones hit Ethan Barnes with a three-yard pass that put the Longhorns up 28-8 early in the third.

The Trojans got their final touchdown on their first second half possession. 

Douglass drove 81 yards on nine plays and pulled to within 28-14 when quarterback Jesus Guerra Morey hit Lavuntea Wright with a 24-yard scoring pass that pulled Douglas to within 28-14 with three minutes remaining in the third.

It took Lone Grove just three plays to move 62 yards for their next score. 

This time Jones found Wilkerson on a 60-yard scoring toss for a 35-14 Longhorn lead. 

With three seconds left in the third, Jones found Brown with another touchdown pass that covered 30 yards and had Lone Grove up 42-14 heading to the fourth.

“Our defense bent tonight, but they did not break,” O’Steen said. 

“Our defense shut down a number of Douglas opportunities to score. It is important when you only give up 14 points to a team with their kind of talent.” 

“It was a solid defensive effort.  We still need some work on our tackling and wrapping up in some areas. But it felt good to limit this team to just two touchdowns. We feel good about being 5-0 as well.”

A 10-play drive by the Trojans stalled at the Lone Grove 26-yard line in the fourth. 

From there the Longhorns moved for their final points. On the eighth play of the march Jones hit Gavin Peery with a 30-yard strike for Lone Grove’s seventh touchdown.

After the Sulphur game, Lone Grove will then take on Marlow.