Jordan spotted Chattahoochee County a touchdown in the first 11 seconds of the game and then came roaring back to score 26 unanswered points in the first period to defeat the Panthers 47-33 in region 5-AA Saturday night at Kinnett Stadium.
The Red Jackets fumbled the opening kickoff and the Panthers recovered at the 1-yard line. It took one play for Jodie Perkins to make it 6-0 but Jordan came roaring back.
Quarterback William Harris, who finished with four touchdown passes in the game, got things started with a 40 yard run and two plays later Tim Griggs ran it in from the two. Javonte West's extra point made it 7-6 and the Red Jackets never trailed again.
West set up the next TD with a 29-yard pass reception as Harris hit three in a row. Darnell White made it 14-6 with a one yard run. Just over a minute later, Harris hit West on a 30-yard touchdown and a 20-6 lead.
Linebacker Damon Lewis got the final Red Jacket score in that first period when he intercepted a CJ Afoa pass and rumbled 56 yards with both arms around the ball and another six points and Jordan was up 26-6.
For the game, Harris, who leads the Bi-City in passing yardage, threw for 266 yards and four touchdowns and ran for an additional 33 yards. Again his favorite receiver was West, who caught two TD passes and finished with 7 catches for 145 yards. Besides his running TD, Griggs also had two TD catches as well and he and West also intercepted passes on defense.
Afoa threw for 123 yards and 3 touchdowns including two in the fourth for the Panthers but had three costly interceptions. Perkins also ran for 105 yards on 17 runs for Chattahoochee County.
Saturday at Kinnett
Chattahoochee County 6 7 6 14 - 33
Jordan 26 6 8 7 - 47
CC-Jodie Perkins 1 run (kick failed), 11:49
J-Tim Griggs 2 run (Javonte West kick), 10:23
J-Darnell White 1 run (West kick), 6:45
J-West 30 pass from William Harris (kick failed), 5:18
J-Damon Lewis 56 interception return (kick failed), 1:20
CC-Cordarius Williams 25 pass from CJ Afoa (Kevin Vega kick), 6:15
J-West 16 pass from Harris (kick failed), 3; 21
CC-Chris Askew 12 pass from Afoa (kick failed), 7:10
J-Griggs 15 pass from Harris (West pass from Harris), 1:28
J-Griggs 20 pass from Harris (West kick), 8:29
CC-Mackery White 65 pass from Afoa (Vega kick), 8:10
CC-White 3 pass from Afoa (kick failed), 6:02