Chris Jordan knew he was having a great day. But he had no idea how special it was until he heard someone call to him.
As he was going to the sideline, the Thomson running back realized his mother was trying to get his attention him from the crowd.
“First I didn’t know, but my mother called me from the crowd and said, ‘You have 200 rushing yards.’ I’m like, ‘Oh, really?’ It wasn’t a big deal until after the game. I kept playing hard,” Jordan said.
Jordan’s mother kept him updated on a night where he surpassed 300 yards before he finished with 328 yards – believed to be a school record – and three touchdowns on only 25 carries in a 51-27 win against Lakeside.
Because of his impressive game, Jordan is The Augusta Chronicle’s Player of the Week.
Jordan, who has 493 rushing yards after only two games, scored all three of his touchdowns in the third quarter to help the Bulldogs create a gulf on the scoreboard.
At halftime, Thomson was up only 15-11. But when the fourth quarter started, Jordan’s scores made it a 35-21 game.
The Bulldogs wound up with 528 rushing yards as four players rushed for at least 36 yards.
“Chris is a strong, talented and gifted young man,” Thomson coach Milan Turner said. “But because those guys are threats, I think it helps him. He’s not just a one-man show, because if he was, everybody would focus on him and he wouldn’t get any yards.”