Jordan's Clayton Cockerham's two interceptions, one returned for a game-tying score.weren't enough to derail the mighty ground game of Enloe, which struggled against the Falcons’ nasty defense but squeaked out a 14-7 win on some fourth-quarter heroics Thursday night.
A quick start by Jordan fizzled and the Falcons lost on the road 34-12 at Leesville Road on Friday night.
Some of the top high school football talent in the area emerged from the Durham Eagles Athletic Association.
Putting a healthy team on the field for the entire year should give third-year Jordan coach LaDwaun Harrison a better chance to win more than one game in the upcoming season.
Jordan senior Salita Greene is playing good ball and has some decisions to make.
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Nine area girls’ soccer players have been named to 2014 all-state teams by the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association.
Jordan High School Athletic Director David Davis announced a massive coaching staff turnover — that included himself — on Tuesday. Gone will be seven head coaches, one of whom coaches two sports.
The PAC-6 4-A announced its spring sports all-conference teams Thursday and, not surprisingly, PAC-6 champions dominated the coach of the year and player of the year honors.
When Jordan’s Sam Helwig looks back on his high school years, he’ll have plenty of good memories. One of those will be his senior season of lacrosse, when he’ll likely look past the 10-2 drubbing from Apex in the finals of the Eastern regional. Instead, he’ll remember how this Falcon team overcame the loss of all-American Thomas Schmidt, a 1-4 start and a difficult schedule to reach the state final four.
MILLBROOK GOAL WITH 14 SECONDS LEFT ELIMINATES PAC-6 CHAMP JORDAN 1-0
Jordan surrendered its home field to Millbrook in a 1-0 loss during the second round of the 4-A playoffs on Friday.
Millbrook’s Rachel Adamkowski fed Cailyn Boch, who booted the ball past Jordan goalie Genevieve Whitcomb with 14 seconds left in the second half.
The first half was a grudge match at midfield, but Millbrook separated during the final 40 minutes with ball control.
“We minimized the number of mistakes in midfield in the second half,” Millbrook coach Matt Edwards said. “We won a lot more balls. They dominated the midfield in the first half. A little adjustment, a little more fight in us in the second half. We won more balls in the middle of the field. By winning balls there, we created more chances, kept the ball more. Their forwards are so good, so the more they have the ball, the worse we are. Keeping them off the ball as much as we can in the second half was really just as important as creating chances.”
Those Jordan forwards Edwards was talking about are Rachel Hill, Stephanie Quintanilla, Millicent Blivin and Alyssa Whicker.
“Those four are excellent,” Jordan coach Sarah Kaneko said.
The game plan to counter Millbrook’s strong midfield was to have Jordan’s forwards controlling the ball out wide, Kaneko said.
But the Falcons didn’t possess the ball well enough to get it to their forwards, Blivin said.
And in a punishing state championship quarterfinals playoff Friday night, Jordan won 10-8 to advance to the semifinals on Tuesday against the winner of Apex and Green Hope.
Jordan goalkeeper Genevieve Whitcomb has been on a journey of self-discovery in the net as a sophomore. When Laney midfielder Anna Rae Porcelli stepped in front of her and shot with 7:22 left in the second half of a white-knuckle playoff game with the outcome on the line she took another step down that path.
Callie Sherr scored once in each half Wednesday night as Jordan clinched the PAC-6 4-A women’s soccer title over second place East Chapel Hill 2-1.
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