Senior running back Q Jones leads Fountain-Fort Carson football to best start in 8 years

Posted at 2:02 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 13:24:15-04

FOUNTAIN - — There were plenty of question marks entering the 2020 season for the Fountain-Fort Carson football team and their move down a classification to 4A.

But through 2 weeks of the season, running back Q Jones has answered most of them.

The senior has 476 rushing yards and 9 rushing touchdowns, which leads the state of Colorado.

"I am just really playing to have fun," said Jones. "(I am) playing to be great. And I know how it feels when I was sitting in the shadows and I wasn't playing or anything. So of course, I am going to approach every day like it is my last and go have fun. And I think I can step it up a level."

For the past two seasons, Jones has been on the sidelines dealing with a leg injury.

"I love him like a son," explained Fountain-Fort Carson head football coach Jake Novotny. "He is a great kid. It's great to see him go through the journey he has gone through and have the opportunity."

Now in his senior year, the 5-11, 185 pound back is running past the completion, much in thanks to his offensive line.

"I have had it in my mind for the first play of every game, for the past two games, that Q is getting the ball and he is scoring," joked senior offensive lineman Isaac Barker.

But with success also comes responsibility, and the senior taking that to heart.

"When we blow out teams and stuff, coach tells us like you guys have been there before," explained Jones. "You guys know how it feels. So don't dance on these teams, be classy. Score the touchdown and come off the field like you have done this before. So that is a big way we are going to handle success this season and continue that way in the future."

The Trojans will look to continue their best start since 2012 (3-0), when they hit the road to play Air Academy on Friday.