Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Humble is proud to be part of, support and celebrate our community. John Centner, General Manager of Planet Ford on Hwy. 59, in conjunction with Ford, presented New Caney High School quarterback Jordan Cooper, along with his coach, Brady Pennington, the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week.
New Caney High is a Class 5-A school where Jordan has been a stand out player and student. Ford shares a snapshot of why this outstanding quarter back was selected for this honor: It was a typical Jordan Cooper performance, especially with the odds stacked against his New Caney team. Facing a road game at unbeaten Crosby, with illness forcing five of the Eagles to go both ways, Jordan stepped up to lead New Caney to a surprisingly easy 63-36 victory which produced a district championship. Even more surprising, according to the best available records, New Caney had never beaten Crosby. Cooper got the Eagles off to a 21-13 first-quarter lead, including a 65-yard TD sprint. By halftime, the margin had expanded to 42-13, enabling the tired Eagles to hang on for the victory. The 6-0, 205-pound signal-caller racked up some pretty impressive numbers along the way, completing 13 of 19 passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns and rushing 20 times for 207 yards and three more scores. New Caney scored on every first-half possession. For the regular season, Jordan hit on 104 of 162 through the air for 1,442 yards and 11 scores and rushed 143 times for 1,003 yards and 16 TDs. The Eagles (7-2, 7-1 in district play) meet Vidor at Galena Park Friday night, hoping to win only their second playoff game ever.
Beyond the football field, Jordan is a brilliant student with a 3.45 GPA. He is always there when needed. He coached in the EMC Youth Football program the last two seasons and served as a mentor in the Elite D1 sports training program for youth under age 13. But he was at his heroic best when Hurricane Harvey struck, moving families out of a home in Kingwood and assisting in the demolition of the home. He also helped unload and sort goods delivered to the high school for families in need. All three service academies in FBS are vying for his attention.
Not surprisingly, Coach Pennington says, “as good a player as Jordan is, he’s a better young man. He has a great temperament. Whether he’s just thrown an interception or a touchdown pass, nothing changes. He’s careful to build up his teammates and is quick to point out when they’ve done something well. We try to teach great character to our players and he’s the poster child for our program.”
Congratulations to Jordan, Coach Pennington and New Caney High School for being recognized. The Planet Ford team in Humble (serving the greater Houston, Atascocita, Kingwood, Katy communities) is proud to be part of honoring your hard work and achievements. To nominate a Built Ford Tough Player of the Week, see details at www.PlayerOfTheWeek.com. To learn more about Ford, visit www.Ford.com. For more information about Planet Ford in Humble, visit www.PlanetFord59.com.