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High School Football Preview: Lakewood vs. Jordan

Lakewood and Jordan had opposite starts to this football season. The Lancers stumbled out of the gates against elite competition, while the Panthers got off to their best start since 2008. However, they’re switching spots tonight when Jordan visits Lakewood at 7 p.m.

The Lancers (2-3, 1-0) got back to winning with a 35-0 victory over Cabrillo last week while Jordan (3-1, 0-1) suffered its first loss at Millikan.

“We’re kind of figuring out who we are a little bit and what we do well,” Lakewood coach Scott Meyer said. “We had a lot of inconsistency from our offensive line early with a lot of different guys in there. Last week was the first week of consistency for our young offensive line. Chase Carter has starting to play really well, and our sophomore center Dillon Foster is really improving.”

CLICK HERE to read more about how Meyer got his start at Jordan, and how he led the Panthers to an upset victory in this game more than a decade ago.

Lakewood junior quarterback Gevani McCoy and senior receiver Mister Bridges have become the big-play duo for the Lancers. Bridges has caught five of McCoy’s seven touchdown passes this season, and averages 13.5 yards per reception.

Jordan coach Tim Wedlow said his team is ready to bounce back and get its rushing attack going. The Panthers are averaging 121 yards rushing per game, and junior Jakob Smith leads the team with 354 yards on 49 carries. That’s an average of 7.2 yards per carry.

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.