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Football: Jordan Beats Cabrillo For First Time Since 2016

For Jordan sophomore Jordan Washington the toughest decision during Friday night’s Moore League game at Cabrillo was the opening kickoff.

Who was going to return it…Washington or junior Damian Henderson?

“Before the kickoff, (Damian) said let me get it and I said, ‘Nah, you already have 10 touchdowns,’ so I returned it,” Washington said.

Washington, one of the fastest sprinters in the area, returned the kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and added two rushing touchdowns and an interception as the Panthers cruised to a 74-6 victory at Cabrillo (1-6, 0-3).

Eight different Panthers (5-4, 3-2) reached the end zone as coach Tim Wedlow was able to put in most of his underclassmen during the game.

Jordan led 28-0 after one quarter and 55-0 at halftime.

“They (youngsters) were able to get some exposure and we wanted to get them some playing time,” Wedlow said.

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Jordan junior Jacob Hernandez (a punt return for a score and rushing touchdown) also had a nice game and junior quarterback Makhi Travis had three passing touchdowns.

The win was significant for a variety of reasons for the Panthers as they snapped a three-game losing streak to the Jaguars and picked up their fifth victory, their most since 2012.

The victory was also the largest margin in a win since beating Rancho Dominguez Prep, 61-0, on August 29, 2019.

“It feels good but we want more,” Wedlow said.

The postgame speech from Wedlow was mostly about next week’s opponent in Long Beach Poly.

Washington said practice during Poly week is going to be, “Hell.”

Cabrillo sophomore quarterback Luis Haro connected with sophomore wide receiver Gabe Garcia for 64 yards late in the game for the lone Jaguars touchdown.

Jordan hosts Poly next Thursday while Cabrillo is scheduled to travel to face Millikan.

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Julian A. Lopez
Julian A. Lopez has been covering sports for five years. A Long Beach native, he graduated from Arizona State in 2016 with a BA in Journalism and spent the last three years as the sports reporter for the Modesto Bee.