NORWALK – As predicted last week, Norwalk High School football needed a big game from senior Jordan Thomas in order to pull out the must win against the Artesia High School Pioneers.
Head coach Otis Harrison fed the senior running back the pigskin a season-high 19 times for 151 yards and 2 touchdowns last Friday. The Lancers crushed the Pioneers, 40-27, on the road to improve their record to (6-3) overall and (3-2) in Suburban League play.
On offense, Thomas was a workhorse and almost impossible to tackle. He is an anomaly in the backfield because the 6’3, 240lb Thomas even takes pride in being a great blocker but was averaging over seven yards a carry. He knows how to utilize his deceptive speed and brute strength to plow holes whether on offense or on defense.
As a defensive end, Thomas made 10 tackles and had a 50-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown. Thomas was honored with his fourth Player of the Week award of the season and looks to continue his tear next week against Bellflower.
■ The La Mirada High School Matadors on the other hand are predicted to win the Southern Section Division 3 High School Championship, according to MaxPreps.com. The sports site uses its rankings algorithm to predict the winner by computing the stats of a team and its opponents.
The Matadores had a bye last week which means they had two weeks to prepare all-conference quarterback Tristan Meyer for the regular season finale as they face Artesia High School at Ron Yary Field on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m.