Heard County scored two first-half touchdowns and held off Jordan in the second half to pick up a 14-6 victory on Thursday at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium in both teams’ Region 5-AA opener.
Heard County led 14-0 at halftime on 38-yard Brandon Daniel run and a 49-yard Jaquay Williams reception on a pass from Martez Winston.
Jordan’s Norman Bryant scored in the third quarter on a 23-yard Demetrius Battle pass, but the point-after attempt was blocked, leaving the Red Jackets trailing 14-6.
Jordan (1-3, 0-1) plays Spencer at Kinnett Stadium on Sept. 30, and Heard County (2-2, 1-0) returns to Memorial Stadium on Oct. 1 to play No. 1 Carver (4-0, 1-0).