Game 1 of his senior year. He was 20 of 30 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. His first play from scrimmage was an 85-yard touchdown pass which he threw about 45 yards and hit the receiver right on stride. I watched the game replay on TV and had a few observations:
-He is a big kid...they have not embellished his height/weight like is sometimes done.
-He is not as fast as I anticipated he would be...but fast enough. He has a pretty strong arm but not a cannon.
-He has no inclination to run the ball.
-He is going to have big numbers this year. His team runs a no huddle, they go from the shotgun nearly every play, they have four wideouts on nearly every play, they rarely run the ball (although they usually have one back in the backfield with Jordan), they do a lot of swing passes to the back as well as bubble screens and seam routes, they actually use a running formation and play as a sort of "trick play" in their offense.
-They lost this game...because they are too one-dimensional on offense (in my opinion).
-FYI...St. Amant is pronounced "San uhMaw"
By RODNEY MALLETT
Special to The Advocate
Published: Sep 1, 2007 - Page: 6C
Parkview Baptist scored a touchdown with 21 seconds left in the game, then held off a last-ditch drive by St. Amant to score a 29-25 win at Parkview on Friday.
Robert Colby kicked a 22-yard field goal to put the Gators of District 6-5A up 25-23 with just less than five minutes left in the game.
The Eagles of District 8-3A answered with a 75-yard drive that ended when quarterback Bryant Voth fought off a tackle at the line of scrimmage and raced 17 yards for the game-winning touchdown.
Parkview’s winning drive had its share of dramatics, as did the entire fourth quarter.
The Eagles’ drive looked like it would stall early after the Gator defense bucked up and had the Eagles facing a third-and-5. The Eagles pulled some trickery and ran a reverse to Drew Dielio for 14 yards.
Later in the drive, the Eagles converted a fourth-and-1 when Brennon Brignac fought his way for 2 yards. On third-and-10, Voth hit Josh Janway for one of his two completions, both to Janway, for 12 yards and first down.
“They showed the heart of a champion,” Parkview coach Kenny Guillot said. “We played old-school football tonight. This was a matter of who would get the ball last.”
St. Amant did get the ball back with less than 20 seconds left. St. Amant quarterback Josh Jordan completed a 42-yard pass to Jermoine Lewis to get the Gators to the Parkview 30-yard line with five seconds let.
Jordan took the snap. He was pressured and scrambled backward to his own 30-yard line, then started running back up field before heaving a pass to the end zone where a host of Parkview players safely knocked it down. It was one of Jordan’s few incompletions. The senior quarterback completed 20 of 30 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns.
“We did a good job on offense, but we can do better,” St. Amant coach David Swacker said. “We made some crucial mistakes on offense that put us in a hole. We’re going to have to take something from this and build on it. The kids played hard. This will be a tough lesson, but we’ll take something from this and build on it.”
Parkview’s run game was spearheaded by running back Brant Legendre, who had 117 yards on 16 carries at the half. By the end of the third quarter, Legendre was hobbled with cramps, although he finished with 161 yards, including a 3-yard run on the final drive.
Legendre scored three touchdowns.
Voth finished with 62 yards.
Jordan showed off his arm early and often. On the first play from scrimmage, he hit Adam Hebert for an 85-yard touchdown to put St. Amant on the board with 11:38 remaining in the first quarter. Hebert finished with 93 yards on two receptions.
The Gators were led by Lewis who had 11 receptions for 133 yards.
Parkview answered with three straight scores — two rushing TDS by Legendre and a 32-yard field goal by Travis Sheperd.
I cheer for two teams, Iowa State and whoever is playing the hawkeyes.