After an 0-4 start, the Radford Bobcats have seen a much stronger second half.
One of those reasons has been senior RJ Jordan whose performance in Week 10 against Glenvar earned him the Friday Football Extra Toyota Player of the Week.
With four touchdowns, two rushing and two receiving in last week’s win over Glenvar, RJ Jordan gave Radford a huge boost in the Three Rivers district last Friday.
“It was great. I loved it. You just have to start the day off right. Eat well, get your head right and the coaches helped me do it,” R.J. Jordan said.
Radford coach Matthew Saunders said: He's gotten into the groove, he's gotten banged up a little bit and you see glimpses at practice and he's got a little shake and bake and makes people miss in practice and it finally showed up in a game.
With 91 yards rushing on just seven carries and five receptions for 93 yards-- it's easy to see how Radford topped Glenvar 40-28 in Week Ten.
The senior has been a large part of Radford's resurgence. The Bobcats started the season 0-4 but have picked up some quality wins as of late.
“We're great right now. The team is coming together the team chemistry is great and we laugh on the field off the field and I think we can make a run,” Jordan said.
Saunders said: “We had a tough schedule the first half of the season. We had a lot of injuries and RJ was banged up and some other kids and we finally got everybody back healthy wise and he's an important part of what we want to do on offense and he plays defense also and he's an important cover guy for us and he's a tremendous player.”
With 2013 being his final go at high school football, Jordan doesn't want the ride to end-- but also has some goals that keep football in his future.
“It's a sad thing. Football is everything. And yeah, it is a little sad. In the future, I want to play football at a college somewhere,” Jordan said.
But in addition, RJ still has a spring season of track and field to go before his Bobcat athletic career comes to an end.