Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 11:55pm
Newark's Imeokparia - WDEL Male HS Athlete of the Week
Updated Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 11:58pm
Newark High School running back Jordan Imeokparia is this week's WDEL Male High School Athlete of the Week.
|VIDEO: Interview with Jordan Imeokparia|
Jordan rushed for two first quarter touchdowns in the Yellowjackets' 43-35 semifinal win over Salesianum last weekend.
Middletown is next up for Newark in the state title game, and Jordan says they're a tough opponent.
"They get after it, they're a good team. I respect everybody on that team and they fight to the end."
Newark started the 2009 season at 0-8 with many of the same players who will be on the field at Del State Friday. What was the mindset of the team?
"We knew we had a team that was going to have to stay together as a family, there were going to be hard times. It was hard, but we knew we were going to get here."
Jordan says he tries to pattern his running style after a former number two draft pick from USC.
"Reggie Bush, I liked him when he was college. He was a spectacular player, anytime he could have scored when he got the ball."
Jordan says he hopes to get offers to play Division I football, but says he wants to major in business in college.
"I would like to have my own enterprise in sporting goods like Dick's Sporting Goods and Modell's"
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