Durant High School’s boys lacrosse team didn’t exactly go out the way it wanted to, following up a 13-7 win over Robinson April 9, with a 13-10 loss to Alonso two days later. But, there were a few bright spots in that stretch, one of them being Jordan Jolly’s performance. The junior midfielder contributed seven goals and two assists over the final two games, with five of those goals coming in the Alonso game.
You weren’t get so lucky on Friday, losing the rematch to Alonso. But, you had a pretty good game, yourself. What were you feeling out there?
I just felt like we needed to win, so I tried to do my best to make it happen.
And you guys came just two goals shy of the win this time.
That was really disappointing. I’m really disappointed in myself. I feel like I let the team down a little bit. But, we’ll try to get it next year. As a team, we were a little bit disappointed, but we knew that we did a lot better than in the (Alonso) game before that at the beginning of the season. Just showing that we came together helped a lot.
What are you all hoping to do next year?
Next year, I’m hoping to have a record above .500, and to at least make districts.
What are some of your hobbies outside of lacrosse?
I used to wrestle, before I messed up my shoulder. So now, I can’t wrestle anymore. But, that’s about it. I just love to play sports — a few sports with my friends but nothing serious. I hang out with my friends and play lacrosse a lot.
Have you played for anyone else, besides Durant?
I play for West Florida. Last year, I played for Elite. I’ve played for Tampa Bay Fire in past years. I’ll be playing for West Florida this summer, to.
Do you have any favorite athletes?
My favorite Major League Lacrosse player would probably be (midfielder) Paul Rabil, or (midfielder) Kyle Harrison, because they put a whole new twist on the game. Kyle Harrison plays with the Ohio Machine, and Paul Rabil plays with the Boston Cannons.
Do you want to go pro like them, or do you have a different goal?
My goal is, for now, to get recruited by somebody in college. I’m taking it one goal at a time.
If you could have any one superpower, what would you pick?
I’d probably pick super speed, so that I could get around everyone.