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PREVIEW: Compton vs. Jordan Football

It’s still too early in the season to start talking playoffs, but it’s fair to assume that the Homecoming game at Compton tonight will go a long way in deciding who will fight for the third and final automatic postseason birth out of the Moore League.

Jordan (3-2, 0-1) is having its best season in a decade, but lost its league opener last week to Lakewood. Compton (4-0) is undefeated headed into league play for the first time since 2008.

Compton is averaging an incredible 366 yards rushing per game, and nine different players have scored touchdowns. Senior Niles Hibbert has a team-high 447 yards on the ground and five touchdowns.

Jordan coach Tim Wedlow said his team needs to play mistake-free football against Compton’s wing-T ground attack. The Panthers have relied on quarterback Anthony Scott and running back DeShon Harris for almost off of their offense. Both have six touchdowns, and average a combined 135 yards rushing per game.

Last year, Compton beat Jordan for the first time since 2008.

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.