Jordan Red Jackets Looking to Sting in New Region 2-AAAA


COVID-19 pushed back Muscogee County summer conditioning a month in comparison to other GHSA schools, but now teams like the Jordan Red Jackets are right on pace practicing in their helmets. A lot of these players, especially the seniors, are excited to be back on the field.

“I was scared at first,” said Jordan senior quarterback and wide receiver Hayden Dixon. “Thinking I wasn’t going to have my senior season because for all of us out here it means a lot to us.”

Jordan High is focused on intensity and hard work this offseason under third-year Head Coach Joe Kegler.

“We’re just trying to up the intensity, up the togetherness and up the family atmosphere around here,” said Kegler. “We’re trying to get better everyday in all aspects of the game.”

The Red Jackets finished last season (0-10) in Class AA, and now they’re moving up to 2-AAAA. Jordan joins Carver, Hardaway, Columbus, Kendrick, LaGrange, Spencer, Shaw and Troup County.

“You get to compete against some familiar teams and some familiar faces, so I think it’s good for the fans,” said Kegler.

“It will make it better. More intense, and the games will be faster and better,” said sophomore wide receiver and safety Tycen McDaniels.

Jordan’s three-way quarterback battle features two seniors and a junior. Their veteran leadership, which includes nine seniors, and experience will help give the Red Jackets an edge.

“I feel like this year we are going to have a more tight-knit group,” said Dixon. “More family-oriented. We struggled years before with that.”

“We’ll be older with more experience, stronger and faster,” said McDaniels. “We’ll be able to keep up with everybody.”

“We’ve got a good group of young guys and older guys who played some last year,” said Kegler. “We’re anxious to put the pads on, strap it up and see what we look like.”

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