Johnny Jones earns 2014 WBBJ Football Player of the Year
ALAMO, Tenn. – Crockett County opponents are used to seeing the back of number eight. “It’s amazing to know every time you put the ball in his hands, he has a chance to score,” said Cavaliers head football coach Kevin Ward. Johnny Jones didn’t score on every handoff. But instead, set the state record for total touchdowns this season at 46. “It feels like a Superman story,” said Jones. “Something I would never picture in my life.” “Playing with Johnny was great. He made my life a lot easier,” said senior lineman Landon Kail. The 2014 Mr.Football finalist says all of his accomplishments are because of his team. “When your lead guy is unselfish, I think that makes everyone unselfish,” explained quarterback Cade Parlow. Coach Ward remembers Jones setting team goals as a freshman. One of them was to finish a regular season undefeated. Something Jones finally achieved as a senior. “He’s a high character kid,” said Ward. “He realizes you only have so many snaps in your high school career.” “You won’t have football forever, but you will have your smarts,” said Jones. The humble star says he hopes college coaches to see beyond his skills on the field. “I’m a great student. I have a high GPA and SAT. I have a good character outside of football.” With offers from University of Tennessee at Martin and several other colleges, Jones is still undecided on where he will continue his career. His head coach isn’t worried. “Once it pans out and he signs, they’re going to get an outstanding individual,” said coach Ward. Jones finished his senior season with three state records (most touchdowns, rushing touchdowns and points). He was our Week 0 Player of the Week.