Jordan gains confidence through state 7-on-7 experience

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 6/26/22

“We had our goals heading into the tournament and we just wanted to put together a good performance,” said junior quarterback Colin Willetts. “We’re getting every bit of work in we can everyday and this was a huge part of that. I’m jut glad we got to come out here and compete.”

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Jordan gains confidence through state 7-on-7 experience

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COLLEGE STATION — Jordan just wanted to see what kind of noise they could make at the state 7-on-7 tournament.

The Warriors came in without expectations, with the main goal of the team being to gain experience through the tournament, but that didn’t mean they weren’t confident they could show other teams that they are no slouch heading into their first season with a district.

“We had our goals heading into the tournament and we just wanted to put together a good performance,” said junior quarterback Colin Willetts. “We’re getting every bit of work in we can everyday and this was a huge part of that. I’m jut glad we got to come out here and compete.”

Jordan didn’t just compete, but also won games at the tournament. Finishing with a 2-4 record at the tournament and making it to the second round of the consolation bracket on Saturday morning.

The Warriors started Saturday morning with a 28-19 win over Prosper before falling to Shadow Creek in a very close game 27-26.

That kind of success and ability to stay in games has proven to the Jordan players that they have what it takes to compete at the 6A level.

“Going into the fall it just gives us that mojo that we need,” said sophomore wide receiver Andrew Marsh. “We can see and we know now that we can really hang with people. It’s all about us just making sure we do our assignments and do our jobs. We’re locked in and just playing together as a team and really that’s all you can ask for.”

The Warriors displayed a strong passing attack with Willetts slinging the ball to a number of different receivers and both Marsh and Zechariah Sample displayed a huge ability to play both ways, making impact on both offense and defense.

The whole Jordan team is still relatively young compared to other programs within Katy ISD, and having these extra games to work out the kinks and play against high level competition is a huge benefit for them.

“We know that we’re a young team, so just getting here is a big accomplishment,” Marsh said. “But we wanted to make sure we left here with a dub too and I’m glad we did that. It’s built chemistry and it’s helped us get ready for the season. It’s everything you could want for a summer thing to get you ready for the year.”

The chemistry at Jordan has been a huge talking point for everyone on the team and in the coaching staff. They want to instill a long lasting chemistry that will last and help bring underclassman along in the future.

Accomplishing things like they did this weekend does just that.

“We’re working together everyday to build that chemistry and instill it for everyone,” Willetts said. “We have a bond together throughout the team and we want everyone to be a part of it from varsity to freshman. We just have to keep building it and get to where we want to go.”

Jordan, Katy ISD, sports, football, 7-on-7, Willetts, Marsh

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