Two days after watching his future school win its biggest game in years, Florida offensive line commitment Tyler Jordan helped his team capture its third district championship in four years.
In the first District 3-5A tiebreaker in seven years, Jordan and Jacksonville Bishop Kenny competed Monday night in a three-way tie for two playoff spots.
After Westside defeated Ribault in one quarter, 6-0, Bishop Kenny handled the Wolverines 22-0 to win the district.
“It felt great,” Jordan said. “They beat us earlier this season, so they came over to us before we started playing and talked trash. But we took care of business.”
Bishop Kenny was district champs in Jordan’s freshman and junior year, but the loss of record-setting quarterback John Wolford (now at Wake Forest) caused many to doubt the Crusaders this season.
“People thought we weren’t going to do much without him,” Jordan said. “We play in a tough district, so winning it meant a lot. I think this momentum will carry us pretty far. We’re really confident right now, and that win made a big statement to other teams.”
The Gators were in Jordan’s hometown Saturday to face Georgia, but he decided against going to the game.
“I could’ve had tickets,” he said, “but they were on the Georgia side. I didn’t want to sit there.”
Jordan, one of UF’s strongest commitments, enjoyed watching Florida’s upset win over UGA.
“I loved it,” he said. “I loved the running game and the holes that the offensive line made. Coach (Mike) Summers has done a great job with them.
“I’m always going to be solid no matter what, but that game made me feel even happier about my choice.”