Athlete of the Week Football Jordan Long Beach State Soccer’s Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to our first Athletes of the Week of the school year and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship.


Damian Henderson, Jordan Football

Jordan junior Damian Henderson turned in a star performance in the team’s season-opening overtime win, with a rushing touchdown, a kickoff return for a touchdown, a sack, a fumble recovery, and an interception.

Jeremie McGurn, Jordan Football

Jeremie McGurn transferred back to Jordan for his senior year, and the Panthers are glad he did. McGurn had two touchdowns on offense and an interception on defense plus several big hits in Jordan’s win to start the season.

Makhi Travis, Jordan Football

Quarterback Makhi Travis was a huge motor for the Panthers in their overtime win last week. Travis ran for three touchdowns in the game, including one after coming back into the game following an injury.


Morgan Houston-Shepherd, Long Beach State Soccer

Long Beach State redshirt freshman Morgan Houston-Shepherd earned Big West Defensive Player of the Week honors for posting a clean sheet in a 2-0 win over CSUN last week, her collegiate debut. Houston-Shepherd led the Beach to their first season-opening shutout since 2015 with one save in the 90th minute.



Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.