Jones hauls in huge interception in fourth quarter to preserve Valley City’s 14-7 win
Martin Jones of Wasilla made the biggest play of his college football career after hauling in an interception in the fourth quarter to preserve Valley City State University’s 14-7 win over Waldorf College in North Dakota.
The sophomore defensive back picked off the opposing quarterback at the 14-yard-line to deny a red-zone scoring opportunity and help Valley City move to 3-0 on the NAIA season.
“We needed some big plays today,” said Valley City coach Dennis McCulloch. “The defense played extremely well today and they found a way. We bent a little bit, Waldorf found some rhythm in the second half… but Jahidi (West) had a great pick to end a drive, and then Martin Jones with a huge pick when they’re on the 20-yard line. Those two plays were huge plays.”
This was Jones’ second career interception and his first since last year’s season opener.
Six plays before his interception, he made a solo tackle on 2nd-and-3 to force third down.
Jones, of Colony High fame, has racked up 31 tackles in 13 career games.