Jordan Football Optimistic About Coming Year
A three-win season may not seem like an accomplishment, but for the Jordan High football team, it was. The 2014 season marked more victories in one season than each of the previous three combined.
"We were really competitive and the kids saw that and they understand that and they felt like that they could do better," said head coach Jim Brown.
They've been practicing for just a couple of weeks, and the optimism and excitement is evident at the Jordan High field. They know things can only go up from here– and when they were just points away from a five win season, they're hungrier than ever.
"Not only that we can win, but we can stick together as a team, we can do some good things this year," said junior safety Jaden Jordan. "A lot of people expect Jordan as a bad team, they can't make it, but we wanna make it known."
That they can accomplish anything they set their sights on. The Red Jackets haven't made the postseason since 1996 and haven't had a winning season since 1993, but head coach Jim Brown thinks this squad can break that streak.
"They put a little more emphasis into their intensity and doing things a little bit better and they just need to learn how to finish so that's been the emphasis this year," he said.
The Red Jackets are led by play-makers like senior Markus Wright- a California Golden Bears commit who will be the Red Jacket's first division one signee in quite some time. A guy who may be excited to play at the college level, but is even more eager to finish his last year on a high note and inspire the younger players.
"Just making sure I do every drill 100%, make sure I work hard everyday int he weight room, in the classroom, making sure grades come first and making sure I do all the right things so everybody else can learn form all the things I do right and things I do wrong," he said.
The Red Jackets open the season on Thursday, August 20th against Columbus High.