Closer look at Jordan Red Jackets

August 26, 2012 

QUICK FACTS

Coach: Jim Brown, first year, 0-0 (0-0 overall)

Assistant coaches: Michael Woolridge, defensive coordinator; Jon Lee, offensive line; Calvin Hodge, linebackers; Josh Neal, running backs; Chris Brunson, defensive backs; John Dimitri, wide receivers; Lamar Holland, defensive backs; Dwayne Burke, defensive line

Homefield: Kinnett Stadium/A.J. McClungMemorial Stadium

2011 record: 0-10

Region: 5-AA

2012 SCHEDULE

Aug. 31 Hardaway (K) 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 6 Northside (M) 7 p.m.

Sept. 14 at Temple 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 21 Spencer (M) 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 28 at Bremen 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 5 Bowdon (M) 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 12 at Chatt. Co. 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 19 Heard Co. (K) 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 1 Kendrick (K) 7 p.m.

Nov. 9 at Manchester 7:30 p.m.

2011 Results

Aug. 26 Northside (Columbus) L, 35-0

Sept. 2 at Columbus L, 39-22

Sept. 9 at Cairo L, 70-0

Sept. 23 at Heard County L, 33-0

Sept. 29 Spencer L, 30-0

Oct. 7 at Kendrick L, 36-6

Oct. 14 Temple L, 40-13

Oct. 21 at Manchester L, 58-0

Oct. 27 Carver (Columbus) L, 67-6

Nov. 4 Callaway L, 62-0

BREAKING DOWN THE RED JACKETS

The Good: Start with the offseason: Jordan has increased the number of players on the team to nearly 40, an impressive start for new coach Jim Brown. Damond Wyatt, a returning starter on both offense and defense is a bright spot for the team as it tries to get back in the win column.

The Bad: The Red Jackets have lost 14 games in a row dating back to the 2010 season. Brown found the program in even worse shape than he thought when he arrived earlier this year.

Our take: It's hard to say a team will improve significantly following an 0-10 season, especially when it has only two starters returning on each side of the ball. With that said, the team is certainly improving, and Brown expects to be competitive every time they take the field. The Red Jackets may not be able to expect the first winning season since 1993, but ending that losing streak is a realistic goal.

-- David Mitchell

ROSTER

NAME CL. POS

1 Julius Yarwaye SR RB/DB

2 Tim Griggs SO RB/LB

3 William Harris JR QB/WR

5 LaDarius Humphres SO WR/DL

6 Octavius Gary JR WR/LB

7 Javonte West SO QB/WR

8 Lasaura Borders SR RB/DB

9 Majee Raines FR WR/DB

10 Abrian Hollis JR WR/DB

11 Franklin Yarwaye SO WR/DB

12 Demetris Watkins SR WR/DB

16 Paul Hightower SO DB

17 D'Arius Williams SO WR/DB

18 Damien Whitehead SR LB/RB

20 Gilbert Dow JR RB/DB

21 Anthony Clark JR RB/DB

24 Davon Dow SR DB

27 Bryan Johnson JR DL

28 Marcadiell Scott JR DB

33 Kyle Luke SR LB/OL

35 Jarius Ward JR DB

41 Perrez McGhee FR LB

42 Dontavious Simpson FR LB

52 Damond Wyatt SR LB/OL

53 Wyatt Massey JR OL/DL

55 Damon Lewis JR OL/DL

56 Raymond Browder JR OL/DL

58 Kurtis Chesser SO OL/DL

60 Michael Whitehead FR OL/DL

61 Jamal Threatt SO OL/DL

64 Brandon McCormick FR OL/DL

68 Jamal Lewis FR OL/DL

69 Enrique Barrenas FR OL/DL

72 Javante Furguson FR OL/DL

75 Alfred Hill JR OL/DL

80 Jacob Langley SO WR/DB

85 Darnell White JR DE/TE

86 Kyle Chesser SO DB/WR

88 Michael Fish FR WR/DB

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