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PREVIEW: Wilson vs. Jordan Football

Wilson and Jordan are both in desperate need of a league win tonight as the Bruins celebrate Homecoming. Wilson (3-3, 1-1) is coming off of its loss to Poly, and Jordan (3-3, 0-2) is trying to snap its first losing streak of the season.

“It’s Homecoming week and that’s a lot of distractions, but the kids practiced well,” Wilson coach Mark Ziegenhagen said. “We emphasized that one game does not define our season, and that we can go 5-1 in league and still make a playoff run.”

Wilson is getting starters Andrew Garcia, Soloman Bowie and Terren Monette back this week. Junior quarterback Ryan Pettway is averaging 185 yards per game with 11 touchdowns and one interception. Junior running back Dillon Harris is averaging 6.5 yards per carry with four touchdowns. Junior linebacker Ethan Moxley leads the defense with 48 total tackles.

“Wilson looks pretty good on film,” Jordan coach Tim Wedlow said. “We just have to keep playing hard.”

Jordan has relied heavily on the duo of junior quarterback Anthony Scott and senior running back DeShon Harris. They’ve combined to gain 1,320 of the 1,818 total yards gained by the Panthers offense.

“They’re talented and we have to contain them between the tackles,” Ziegenhagen said of Scott and Harris.

Jordan has only scored six points in its last two meetings with Wilson, but the two teams played a 29-25 thriller that the Bruins won in 2015. Jordan hasn’t beaten Wilson since 2012.

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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.