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Jordan (Los Angeles, CA)

Nickname: Bulldogs
Colors: Blue/White
Coach: Elijah Asante
League: Eastern
Section: Los Angeles
Playoff Division: City Championship
Playoff Division Rank: #5
CA Bowl Division: South 2 (not yet official)
CA Bowl Division Rank: #25

Returning Offensive Starters: 8
Returning Defensive Starters: 7
2007 JV Record: 1-9
Starting Quarterback Returning: yes
Top Running Back Returning: no

2007 Final Power Rating: 21.3
2007 National Rank: #2799
2007 State Rank: #205
Off-Season Rating Adjustment: +13
2008 Starting Power Rating: 34.3
2008 National Rank: #906
2008 State Rank: #93
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2007 Rating): 6.3
Dynasty National Rank: #5499
2008 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison: better by 28
Dynasty Record: 30-23 (22-6 in league)

2007 Overall Record: 7-4
2007 League Record/Finish: 6-0 (1st)
2007 Points For Average: 31.8
2007 Points Against Average: 23
2007 Differential: +8.8
2007 Wins: #2803 Garfield (Los Angeles) (42-22), #6306 Locke (Los Angeles) (14-6), #6417 Huntington Park (27-17), #6521 South East (South Gate) (34-7), #7513 Roosevelt (Los Angeles) (52-14), #10672 Bell (51-3), #12387 South Gate (70-21)
2007 Losses: #214 Esperanza (Anaheim) (42-18), #293 Edison (Huntington Beach) (45-0), #745 Dorsey (Los Angeles) (40-14), #2074 Taft (Woodland Hills) (36-28)
2007 Opponents W-L: 71-58
Recent League Championships: 2007, 2005
Winning Streak Entering 2008 Season: none

2008 Schedule: 9/5 Locke (Los Angeles), 9/12 Esperanza (Anaheim), 9/18 vs St. Bonaventure (Ventura), 9/25 vs Mater Dei (Santa Ana), 10/10 at Huntington Park, 10/17 at Bell, 10/24 Roosevelt (Los Angeles), 10/31 South East (South Gate), 11/7 at Garfield (Los Angeles), 11/14 South Gate
Highest-Rated 2008 Regular Season Opponents: St. Bonaventure (Ventura) (51.8), Mater Dei (Santa Ana) (50.7), Esperanza (Anaheim) (49.1)
Lowest-Rated 2008 Regular Season Opponents: South Gate (-17.8), Bell (-10.3), Roosevelt (Los Angeles) (1)
2007 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 9.7 (15.9 overall)
2008 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 16.2
2008 vs. 2007 Schedule Strength Comparison: +6.5
2008 Projected Regular Season Record: 7-3
2008 Projected League Finish: 1st
2008 Undefeated Regular Season Probability: less than 1%
Opener: 9/5 Locke (Los Angeles) [projection: 42-14 win]

Outlook: Jordan High School of Los Angeles is ready to make a name for itself. Although schedule upgrades were made last year, the ante was hiked up even further for 2008. How does Esperanza, St. Bonaventure, and Mater Dei sound? Back to back to back? Last year, the Bulldogs didn't really have the team to handle such a schedule; that may have changed now. Jordan really has a lot coming back from their Eastern League championship team. Tough-guy QB James Boyd will have 3 talented WRs as targets, DeShawn Beck (Eastern League Offensive player of the year), Eric Hunter (3-time first team All-LA City Section selection), and Delvon Purvis (All-LA City Section selection). Wait... tough-guy QB? You bet. Boyd was selected as the Player of the Year in the LA City Section... on the DEFENSIVE LINE! He has committed to USC at D-End. The last time Jordan made a deep run in the playoffs was 2002, but that was in the Invitational Division. This time around, the Bulldogs have City Championship on their minds, but in order to really make it work you have to have the right attitude. Coach Elijah Asante sums up his teams' this way, "Our expectations are very high. We have one of the toughest non-league schedules in the country. We expect to win every competition we are involved in, Period!"