November 12, 2007

Jordan runs Eagles into semifinals

Friday night kicked off the playoffs for Brentwood (Tenn.) Brentwood Academy and its star running back helped kick off the night. Four-star athlete Chris Jordan ran for a first quarter 57-yard touchdown run to open up the scoring on the night as Brentwood Academy took care of Evangelical Christian School 27-7. Jordan, who has been battling a high ankle sprain all season, finished the evening with 167 yards rushing on 22 carries, doing most of his work in the first half.

"I'm not 100%," Jordan said. "And I won't be until after the season. I had a high ankle sprain. It doesn't bother me I just know that it's there. I felt a little better this week. I didn't practice that much I just ran straight lines and stuff just to stay in shape."

Jordan spent most of the second half on the sidelines for the Eagles, resting up for a playoff run that he hopes will last two more games. However, as the stakes get higher, Jordan may see more an more snaps, perhaps even on both sides of the ball.

"The only time I go in on defense right now is when we go in on victory (prevent defense) at the end of the games," he said. "There might be a possibility that I play linebacker in the state championship."

One notable storyline from the evening against ECS was the matchup between Brentwood Academy and Jordan against two-way lineman, Barrett Jones. Jones is an Alabama commit and Jordan has Alabama in his final three schools.

"I bumped into him when we went down to Alabama for the LSU game," Jordan said. "We haven't really talked about college or anything about that. He spoke to me before the game and just said, 'hey, what's up'. Afterwards he said good game and I said good game."

This weekend, Jordan's team plays Ensworth High School in the Division II semifinals. Following the game, Jordan is scheduled to take in an official visit to Clemson.

"I am excited about the visit because I haven't been down there yet," he said. "They play Boston College so it should be a good game."

Jordan still plans on visiting all three of his finalists in Auburn, Clemson and Alabama. He also plans on winning a state championship along the way.

"Most definitely if we don't make it to the state championship we'd be highly disappointed," he said. "We're just focused right now."


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