The Blountstown football team is off to a magical start this season, undefeated at 7-0, and according to most high school football polls, the Tigers are ranked first in the state for Class 1A. If it's up to senior Hunter Jordan, the team will finish the year on a magical note in Orlando.
The Tigers have made a statement this season- averaging just over 38 points per game, while giving up just 6, and a big reason why? 6'4'', 245 pound do it all athlete Hunter Jordan.
"He's a very versatile player, he's our punter also," said Head Coach Greg Jordan. "He does a good job for us in multiple positions, and he'll play two or three positions a night for us."
Playing two or three positions a night has put Hunter atop the stat sheets- he's third on the team in tackles and first in total yards. Those stats have not only helped the Tigers stay perfect- but they're impressive to Coach Jordan, who also happens to be dad.
"Wins make things a lot easier for you at home too," laughed Coach Jordan. "It is a neat experience being able to go through it with him being a senior, and just having the opportunity. That's all we can ask for."
"Coming here, and watching games when we were little, watching the '04 team go to state, that's something that I want to experience," said Hunter. "That's something we all talk about we want to experience. I guess this is the year to do it."
Despite all the hype around the undefeated Tigers, the father-son duo have stayed level headed- and Hunter's stayed focused in the classroom, boasting a 4.23 GPA- the highest of his senior teammates.
"He's a typical teenager," said Coach Jordan. "Homework's something he doesn't look forward to."
"He's more of an iron fist ruler. He'll be the one to tell me what needs to get done," said Hunter. "My mom's the one, ever since 6th grade, she'd print progress reports daily and highlight everything under a 93. I'm kind of use to academic pressure."
It's that ability to deal with pressure that's helped Hunter to excel on the field, and help the Tigers reach this point in his final season in a Blountstown uniform.
"Winning state for myself, for my football family, for the seniors we've been playing together, this community, that's really my main goal- to bring it back home."
Sharing that experience with dad isn't so bad either.