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Football: Jordan Beats George Washington Prep In Shortened Game

Jordan kept its momentum rolling Friday night by defeating visiting George Washington Prep in a short-lived 31-0 win. The game was concluded at the half due to an incident in the stands.

With seconds left in the first half, the game was suddenly halted when cheerleaders ran onto the field while screaming. It was reported after that they ran from a fight that was spilling out of the stands. 

Players initially froze on the field as the stands quickly cleared, but within a few moments and no answer as to why the cheerleaders were on the field, players on both teams started running in every direction looking to get out of the open and off the field.

After about 10 minutes of chaos, players retook the field with the stands still cleared. After discussions between coaches and administration the game was called and everyone went home.

For the Panthers, they left with a 3-0 record and a lot of good statistics recorded.

After putting up just 7 points a week earlier, Jordan was able to get their offense back on the right page in just the two quarters played. Quarterback JJ Nielsen was a part of four touchdowns, with pairs of touchdowns through the air and on the ground. Jake Bautista was on the end of both passing touchdowns, after previously having a down game a week earlier. 

“Last game we were off, me and (Nielsen),” Bautista said. “Honestly the whole offense was a little off. We had a good week at practice with consistency and people showing up, and it showed up in this game.”

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However, after a good game last week the Panther defense stayed locked in against George Washington Prep Friday night. Jordan shut out the generals through the two quarters played with the D-line showing out in back-to-back weeks. Damian Marquez showed out, with a game high two sacks.  

“It’s nice to blow a team out but I have to give credit to the D-line,” said Marquez. “We all showed up and did our part. It starts at practice with us dominating everyday as we continue to get better.”

Head Coach Jon Nielsen was in favor of the game resuming after the first half incident, telling his players to prepare to warm up before receiving word of the game being over. Though Nielsen and his players were shorted a half of football, the team is confident in the film they put on tape Friday night.

“Obviously we’re mad about not being able to play the rest of the game, but, right now we’re just gonna focus on our next game,” said Bautista. “It starts tomorrow and we’re gonna lock in and get ready for La Mirada.”

Jordan visits La Mirada next week.

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