Eagleville quarterback Ryan Jordan, who transferred from Cannon County in the offseason, had his best game as an Eagleville starting quarterback Friday night in a win over Community.
Jordan completed 16-of-20 passes for 345 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.
He had a 158.3 passer rating. Jordan now has 975 passing yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions.
Jordan’s role has been helped by a rash of injuries to Eagleville’s backfield.
Running back Chris Hale has been nursing an ankle injury. He re-injured it in Friday night’s win over Community. Backup Dakota Durand sustained an injury Friday night.
While he didn’t know for sure, Eagleville coach Steve Carson said Jordan’s performance likely was one for the record books at Eagleville.
“I doubt anyone at Eagleville has ever passed 16-of-20 for 345 yards and four touchdowns,” Carson said. “What is the passer ratting on that?
“He had a good game, He put some balls on the money that I could have caught. He also had some that they had to go up and catch.”
Riverdale junior Mariko Odom entered Friday night leading District 7-AAA in rushing.
However with the increased role of quarterback Dillon Woodruff on Friday night in a 49-28 loss to Siegel, Odom had his role reduced at running back.
Odom, who was averaging 127 yards a game on nine touches a game, had 25 yards on five carries against Siegel.
“In our offense, it sort of turns into a quarterback-fullback game or a halfback game,” Riverdale coach Ron Aydelott said. “Mariko did a good job in our passing stuff. Our halfbacks are going to have an instrumental role in the passing game. The game sorta became more of a quarterback-fullback game.
“That requires our halfbacks to block a little more.”
Odom had six catches for 63 yards in the loss.
Riverdale junior defensive lineman Rakis Ivy will have an MRI on his left knee on Monday morning. Ivy, a two-year starter for the Warriors, injured the knee during Riverdale’s loss to Siegel.
Blackman senior Quindell Cousin had a personal-best day at receiver on Thursday night in the Blaze’s 23-17 loss to Oakland. Cousin, who also is a standout basketball player for the Blaze, had eight catches for 154 yards with a touchdown.
UT-Martin took notice.
Martin offered Cousin, a 6-foot-4 athlete, a scholarship a day after the performance.
“We’ve got to find ways that he can touch the ball,” Blackman coach Philip Shadowens said. “He’s hard to tackle. He may be our most dynamic athlete. It’s harder to get a ball to a receiver. We want to get him seven to 10 touches if we can. As a receiver, that’s pretty good. We certainly think he needs to touch the ball.”
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