Nees looks to play football at next level


Using a stiff arm to keep the Circle defender at bay, Jordan Nees picks up some tough yards in the quarterfinals of the Class C eight-man playoffs. 

Photo by Doreen Heintz





Jordan Nees was one of the top running backs in the state this past fall. The Moore junior helped the Tri-City (Moore, Hobson, Judith Gap) eight-man football team earn the top seed out of a very tough Southern C Division. In the Titans’ win over Ennis in September, Jordan carried the ball 41 times for 282 yards against a tough Mustang defense. In the Titans’ next game against Absarokee, Jordan needed only 33 carries to gain 332 yards. In the first four games of the season, Jordan scored 12 touchdowns.

Jordan earned all-state and all-conference honors for the second consecutive year as a running back for the Titans in eight-man football. 

Jordan has set high expectations for himself following high school. 

“My goal is to receive a full-ride scholarship to play football at a Division I college,” said Jordan. 

When asked where he might be 10 years from now, Jordan said “I want to have finished college and gotten my degree. I would then be playing football either in the NFL or CFL (Canadian Football League).”

If he could play for any Division I school, Jordan said he would pick Boise State.

“I don’t think I would like to play at someplace like Alabama,” Jordan added. “I think there would be just too much pressure to win a national championship each year. Besides, I want to go to a school where I can play.”

Jordan’s favorite NFL team is the New York Giants. He continues to be a Giants fan, even though the team did not do very well this year. His favorite player on the Giants is Odell Beckham, Jr. Jordan did not get to see his favorite player very much this year because early in the season, Beckham suffered a season-ending ankle injury. Jordan looks for him to come back even stronger next season. 

Jordan has attended Moore throughout all of his years of schooling. He said he couldn’t say who his favorite teacher may have been over the years. 

“There are a few I have liked a lot,” he added. 

Jordan’s favorite class this year is weightlifting, which is taught by Mrs. Wichman. 

After tearing a ligament in his ankle last year, Jordan sat out the basketball season in order to get his ankle healthy. This year he is on the Tri-City basketball team.

“Several of my teammates played football even though they liked basketball a lot better,” said Jordan, “so I thought I should help my teammates out by playing basketball with them this year. 

“Football is by far my favorite sport,” he added. “I like it because it is a team sport that is very competitive. I have wanted to play football ever since I was little.”

Jordan has two younger brothers who are 12 and 13 years old. 


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