Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Georgetown High School's Jordan Ward will be competing in the North-South All-Star Game on Saturday with the best senior football players in the state.
“It's a big honor to be selected,” Ward said. “I'm very privileged.”
Ward was a standout on the Georgetown defense this year. While only playing in seven games, he was second on the team in tackles with 71, including eight-and-a-half for losses. He also had one sack, one interception, forced one fumble and recovered a fumble.
His 33-yard interception return was tied for longest on the season for the Bulldogs and he had 20 tackles against Carvers Bay in September, a season high for any Georgetown defender.
On offense, he had 96 rushing yards.
Ward was one of the many Georgetown starters hit by the injury bug this season.
“Seeing my team playing without me, it [was] difficult for any senior to do,” he said.
The Bulldogs went 5-5 in the regular season and missed the playoffs by two-tenths of a point.
“I think we did alright but a lot of the games we lost were by a touchdown or less,” Ward said.
He is most proud of his team's play against Myrtle Beach. The Bulldogs only lost by a touchdown to the Seahawks, who went on to win the Class AAA state title.
With his season over for more than a month, Ward has been working out, running and lifting weights to stay in playing shape. This week he's been traveling to Myrtle Beach every day to practice with the other All-Stars.
He hopes college scouts will take an interest in him after seeing the game.
“I'm looking forward to competing against the other top players in the state and getting my name out there,” he said. “I'm looking at a couple of schools, but hopefully the North-South game will get [me] more recognition.”
The 63rd annual North-South All-Star Game kicks off at noon on Saturday at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach High School.
Tickets are $15. Two children 7 and under get in free with every adult ticket purchased.