When you play in one of the best conferences in the nation and THE best in the state. More often than not, it’s hard for boyz on the out side lookin’ in to appreciate how good you really are. Especially when you’re always goin’ to be overshadowed by the incomparable Reese Taylor from Ben Davis if you’re playin’ quarterback. He’s a freakin’ shoe in for the Mr. Football Award this year bruh and if it’s not an unanimous decision it’s highway robbery.
Well playas…that’s what’s happened to Pike’s Jordan Garrett this year. Outside of the homie Reese, he’s been the most electrifyin’ quarterback in the state and if it weren’t for Taylor doin’ his thing we’d be talkin’ about him bein’ a Mr. Football frontrunner. Why not playboy? I’ve been coverin’ the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference known to all the playas as simply the M.I.C. and Jordan Garrett is flyin’ high like Jim Jones, “Ballin’.”
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! His numbers are off the charts and he’s runnin’ the Pike offense like an NBA point guard in the Finals. He’s got a QB ratin’ of 108.5 and he’s thrown for 2,359 yards and 27 touchdowns. He’s put up another 392 yards on the ground and another touchdown.
Ole boy’z doin’ all of this on a team that was 0-10 last season and now they’re playin’ with the confidence of a peacock in a chinchilla coat wearin’ Timberland boots with Versace shades on.
Let me put it wear the goats can get it. At the beginnin’ of the season he was the starter but head coach Jimmy Graves was playin’ two quarterbacks. It was nothin’ for him to pull Garrett after he made a mistake and play the sophomore Jasen Graves for several minutes. Most kids would’ve have gotten upset and started poutin’ about gettin’ yanked.
Not Jordan Garrett though!! He took the instruction and the discipline like a straight up G, learned from the mistakes he was makin’ and kept it movin’. His development as a player from game one to showin’ up in this Sectional 5 Championship game tonight verses Fishers has been off the charts!!!
I can’t remember ever seein’ a player improve from game one to game ten like this kid has. He’s goin’ NUTS right now and his decision makin’ is OUTSTANDING!!!
Again, if Reese Taylor wasn’t puttin’ up super human type numbers ( 2,313 yards and 30 TD’s in the air and 468 yards and 10 TD’s on the ground) we’d be talkin’ about Jordan Garrett as the potential Mr. Football. On some real talk , outside of Reese’s 10 TD’s on the ground they’ve put up the same numbers. The difference is, Reese is playin’ on a team with a bunch of MONSTERS!!! Top to bottom!! However, what Jordan has been able to do with less is remarkable!
Takin’ nothin’ away from the homie at Ben Davis because he’s ABSOLUTELY the best quarterback in the state hands down. The dun does it all and makes it look easy but if the young thunder cat from Pike isn’t at least on the Mr. Football ballot I’m Big Momma jumpin’ on somebody. Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
2) Jim Jones: noun – rapper with a song called “Ballin’.”
3) Ole boy: noun – the person that I’m currently talkin’ about.
4) Big Momma jumpin’ on somebody: verb phrase – to curse somebody out just to make me feel better.
The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!