Jordan rocks Enloe
A lopsided loss last week left Jordan High School’s football team ready for some revenge.
Enloe High School was the unlucky recipient.
The Falcons pushed the Eagles around all Friday night, relying on a solid ground game to post a 20-0 win and hand head coach LaDwaun Harrison his first win at Jordan.
“We played really physical,” Harrison said. “We made a lot more mistakes than we did last week. Hopefully we can correct that. But we played really physical and that was the key. We preached that all week in practice.”
The Falcons certainly listened. Jordan amassed 226 rushing yards on 42 attempts, averaging 5.4 yards per carry.
“We’ve got some great backs,” Harrison said. “Our line, hopefully they came of age today and they realize what they are capable of doing. Being able to watch this film, I think they’ll be able to see that they did some really good things.”
Junior Rahim Winston led the way with 136 yards on 16 carries, including two touchdowns in the second half. John Brown, who had the bulk of Jordan’s carries in the first half, finished with 63 yards on nine attempts. Tremayne Salim carried nine times for 54 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter that put the Falcons on top for good.
Winston credited Jordan’s offensive line for its punishing blocking that opened plenty of holes for the backs to run through.
“They did great,” Winston said. “They were way more physical than anybody out there. I’m very proud of them.”
Jordan took the lead in the first quarter on a touchdown that was set up by good special teams play.
Falcons senior Trevon McClary fielded an Enloe punt and returned it 16 yards to the Enloe 31.
It appeared Jordan’s drive was ending when, on third-and-9, Matthew Gampe’s pass fell incomplete. But an Enloe pass interference penalty kept the drive alive, giving Jordan first down at the Eagles 15.
Winston scampered 14 yards to the 1-yard line before Saliim punched in a 1-yard touchdown run. Gampe’s two-point conversion run gave Jordan an 8-0 lead.
Jordan’s defense didn’t let Enloe threaten to tie the game. The Eagles deepest advancement in the first half was to the Jordan 43. The Eagles managed only 47 total yards of offense in the first half.
In the third quarter, Jordan took over at the Enloe 49 following a short punt and took advantage to widen its lead. A Winston 16-yard run and a 15-yarder from Saliim moved the Falcons to the Enloe 13.
It took two plays, but Winston’s 6-yard touchdown run extended Jordan’s advantage to 14-0.
Enloe moved into Jordan territory on its next possession, but failed on a fourth-and-4 play and Jordan took over at its own 40.
Winston ripped off a 35-yard run into Enloe territory and Saliim gained 17 more on the next play to the Enloe 8. One play later, Winston’s 7-yard touchdown run put Jordan up 20-0.
About the only down note for Jordan was the 11 penalties it was called for, covering 90 yards.
Jordan 20, Enloe 0
Enloe|0|0|0|0 – 0
Jordan|8|0|12|0 – 20
J – Tremayne Saliim 1 run (Matthew Gampe run), 3:06
J – Rahim Winston 6 run (run failed), 7:19
J – Winston 7 run (pass failed), 2:00
Rushing – Enloe: James Gumpper 15-47, Robert Gresham 9-24, Gerald Payton 7-23, Paul Krahe 9-13, Jamal Frazier 5-7, Tyriq Fitts 1-(minus-4). Jordan: Rahim Winston 16-136, John Brown 9-63, Tremayne Saliim 9-54, Wynton Davis 1-0, Matthew Gampe 9-minus-27).
Passing – Enloe: Krahe 2-9-0 16. Jordan: Gampe 2-8-1 27.
Receiving – Enloe: Gerald Payton 2-16. Jordan: Trevon McClary 1-4, John Brown 1-23.