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High School Football Preview: Wilson vs. Jordan

It’s not often you see a home-and-home series in football–much less in consecutive weeks–but in the world of COVID, scheduling quirks are to be expected. Due to a positive test within the Poly football program, the Moore League schedule was reshuffled this week, setting up a matchup between Wilson and Jordan tonight in North Long Beach.

The Panthers will be making their season debut tonight, after they were unable to play their game against Millikan a week ago. These teams met in J-Town last season, with the Bruins coming away with a 46-12 victory. Wilson threw for 278 yards and five touchdowns in that win, led by current senior Tyrie Robinson’s 123 receiving yards.

Wilson is coming off a thrilling 27-26 victory over Compton in its season opener. The Bruins leaned on sophomore running back Johnell Gray, who had 115 yards on 14 carries and a score. Wilson scored the game-winning touchdown in the final minutes as Zander McLaurin hit senior wide receiver Michael Bruner for a 25-yard TD strike.

Jordan will be looking for its first win over the Bruins since 2012 and will get two chances to do it. The Panthers will visit Wilson next Thursday for a 7 p.m. tilt.

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Tyler Hendrickson
Tyler Hendrickson was born and raised in Long Beach, and started covering sports in his hometown in 2010. After five years as a sportswriter, Tyler joined the athletic department at Long Beach State University in 2015. He spent more than four years in the athletic communications department, working primarily with the Dirtbags baseball program. Tyler also co-authored of The History of Long Beach Poly: Scholars & Champions.