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Durham Jordan-Orange live game updates

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Game Over: Jordan 50, Orange 6

Jordan ends the game with defensive score.

The play of the quarter:Linebacker Phil Williamson intercepts Jalen Pittman’s pass and returns it for a 25-yard touchdown.

Third Quarter: Jordan 44, Orange 6

Jordan decides to keep the ball mostly on the ground with a comfortable lead. Orange is able to get its first score when quarterback Jalen Pittman scored on a 1-yard run. That touchdown was setup by Pittman finding receiver Shawn Roberts for a 43-yard pass.

Jordan responded with a score. Running back Trevon McClary scored on a 5-yard run to give the Falcons a 44-6 lead.

The play of the quarter:McClary’s first carry of the game went for 43 yards.

Second Quarter: Jordan 38, Orange 0

The first half ended with Jordan’s best player, receiver T.J. Thorpe, scooping up a fumble and returning it 70 yards for his second score of the game. The Jordan Panthers continued to move the ball down the field. Falcons’ running back Josh Williams opened the scoring in the quarter with a 7-yard touchdown run when he bounced off three tacklers near the end zone.

The Falcons’ defense has also been strong. Although the Panthers have been able to move the football, they Falcons have made key stops on third downs. The Falcons have also created timely turnovers when the Panthers have crossed midfield.

The plays of the quarter: back-to-back-to-back turnovers. First, Orange’s quarterback Jalen Pittman was intercepted by Phil Williamson. Then, Jordan’s quarterback Sam Selig’s pass was intercepted by Dillon Allen. Orange followed by losing fumble off a bad handoff.

All that led to Selig scoring on a 6-yard run to give the Falcons a 31-0 lead before Thorpe’s fumble recovery. 

First Quarter: Jordan 19, Orange 0

The Jordan Falcons’ offense started off fast with a toss to running back John Brown. He ran for 32 yards, which was followed by Sam Selig connecting with Phil Williamson for a 19-yard pass. The Panther defense did stiffen, but Selig took a quarterback sneak up the middle to give the Falcons a 6-0 lead (PAT was blocked).

The Panthers were given an extra chance to move the ball down the field after the Falcons committed an unnecessary roughness penalty. The Panthers moved the ball to midfield, but were forced to punt.

The play of the quarter: Falcon's reciever T.J. Thorpe catching a short pass from Selig, breaking a few tackles, and sprinting for a 90-yard touchdown to give the Falcons a 13-0 lead.

Following that score, Jordan’s Kyle Lineberry recovered a fumble at Orange’s 29-yard line. The led to Williamson making a diving touchdown catch of 24-yards from Selig (PAT was blocked).

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Nate Taylor joins the News & Observer as a sports reporter and sports editor for the North Raleigh News and the Midtown Raleigh News. He has written for the Boston Globe, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and his hometown newspaper, the Kansas City Star. He graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 2010. He can be reached at 829-4538 or at nate.taylor@newsobserver.com.
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