The562’s coverage of Jordan Athletics is sponsored by John Ross, Class of 2013.
The562’s coverage of Cabrillo Athletics is sponsored by the Cohn Family.
What a difference a month makes.
A short four weeks ago both Cabrillo and Jordan were primed for historic seasons after 4-0 starts heading into Moore League play.
Since then, Cabrillo forfeit their wins and dropped four straight games on the field while Jordan has struggled in close games and lost three of four local matchups.
This week is a chance for both teams to turn it around as the Panthers host the Jaguars. Kickoff at Jordan High is scheduled for 7 p.m.
For the Panthers, they currently sit sixth in the Moore League and need to win out to give themselves any hope at the league’s third automatic playoff spot.
Jordan will rely on star running back Jordan Washington who had 177 yards on 20 carries in the loss to Wilson last week. Washington has rushed for 1,189 yards and 16 touchdowns while averaging over 13 yards per carry.
Cabrillo will lean on quarterback Luis Haro to control the pace and reduce turnovers.
This one will come down to how Cabrillo contains Washington. In losses to Wilson and Lakewood, Washington’s big-play ability was limited.
Last year when Jordan visited Cabrillo, the Panthers beat the Jaguars for the first time since 2016.