Aug 28, 2010
A Jordan two-way player and University of North Carolina recruit left the field with an apparent ankle injury Friday as the Falcons fell, 30-14 to visiting Panther Creek.
T.J. Thorpe was attempting a catch in the end zone in the second half when he landed awkwardly and had to be helped from the field.
The Falcons fall to 1-1 with the loss. They head to Green Hope next week.
Panther Creek used five Jordan turnovers to push past the Falcons 30-14. Kameron Bryant threw for 111 yards and a touchdown on 14 of 21 passing.
Durham Jordan opened the scoring with a 50 yard strike by Sam Selig to Meschach Chavis on a quick slant route that dissected the Catamount defense and gave the Falcons a 7-0 lead. Panther Creek scored 17 unanswered point during the second and third quarters that put the Catamounts in control 17-7.
Coach Wayne Bragg of Panther Creek said, “We just kept shooting ourselves in the foot in the first half, but I just told the kids to settle down and focus on what we talked about all week and execute.”
Panther Creek led 17-7 when Thorpe left the game. Team officials initially said he had sprained his ankle, but he was seen walking on the sideline.
Jordan coach Mike Briggs said Thorpe would ice the ankle overnight and be re-evaluated on Saturday.
On the next play from scrimmage after the injury timeout, a toss sweep pitch went through Falcon running back Jared Banks’ hands, falling to the turf before being scooped up by Marlon Williamson and returned 74 yards. The return set up a 1 yard TD run by Jonathan Douglas with 4:36 to play that put Panther Creek on top 23-7 after a failed 2-point conversion attempt.
Two minutes later Isaiah Johnson picked off a Selig pass and returned it 35 yards for a score. The Catamounts tacked on the extra point to lead 30-7 with two minutes to play.
Jordan continued to battle throughout the game and tacked on a late touchdown on a 44 yard scamper by Trevon McClary.
The Catamounts (2-0) host Sanderson in Week 3.
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