Meet the 'Jackets: Jordan Lewis

Photo courtesy of Nick Mebruer
Lebanon junior Jordan Lewis (58) looks to sack a quarterback from Fort Zumwalt North last year during the ‘Jackets’ quarterfinal game. Lewis is expected to start at defensive end this season.


Junior Jordan Lewis was a vital part of the Lebanon offensive line last fall, helping former Yellowjackets John Berry break multiple school records throughout the 2017 season.

Lewis started nine games last season on the offensive line but is expected to make an impact on the defensive side of the ball at the end position this fall for head coach Will Christian.

He was a standout performer at Northwest Missouri State team camp that LHS attended last week and recorded multiple sacks against premier competition.

Also a standout on the basketball court, Lewis earned All-District honors as a sophomore and broke the record for rebounds in a single game.

The County Record recently caught up with Lewis to talk about the upcoming football season.

LCR — Talk about the strengths of your game and what you contribute on the field.

Lewis — Some of my strengths on the football field is I have a high motor and that I never take plays off and I’m always flying to the football. What I contribute isn’t always making plays, but I feel as if I’m a good leader on the field and always trying to keep my team together.

LCR — What are some things that you have tried to improve on during the offseason?

Lewis — This has been a big offseason for me because my sophomore year I started every game so I knew what I needed to work on and I’ve been just trying to hit the weight room hard, and also get faster on my feet. Getting a good ball get off and just coming off the ball hard.

LCR — Talk about the team camp and how you thought your team performed.

Lewis — At team camp, I felt like our team performed well. Now, there is still a lot to work on, but we played the state champs last year and beat them. We also played a team that will contend for a Class 6 state title, and we tied with them, so I felt we showed everyone what we’re capable of and we’re going to keep getting better.

For the complete article, see the Weekend print edition of The County Record, or view the e-Edition online.


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