Best friends and “brothers” on and off the field since freshmen, they led the Saints to four sectional titles, three regional crowns and almost made it to the state championship game twice.
They work to make each other better on and off the field. “We just get each other,” Jones said. “I know I can always rely on him to support me and help me, no matter what.”
Jones had a record-breaking 95 touchdowns for the Saints and was named a top 50 player in the state in 2017, as well as being named to the All-Conference and All-State teams.
Barham started 54 consecutive varsity games, never missing one in four years, and amassed 456 tackles.
“We knew that Concordia Chicago was going to be a great place for us,” Barham said. “They treated us like family and have amazing opportunities available on their football team and in internships. I know we’ll get an amazing education as well as strengthening our faith in God while we’re there.”
Jones will study sports medicine in college, while Barham will major in business.
“We are just so grateful for the opportunity and for all who helped us along the way,” Jones said.