CCS Senior of the Year
JORDAN MIMS, MENLO-ATHERTON
Mims certainly didn’t catch anyone in the PAL-Bay Division or the CCS by surprise this season. As a sophomore, Mims accumulated over 600 yards from scrimmage, and topped the 1,000-yard mark on the ground
last year as a junior. But both of those seasons pale in comparison to his outstanding senior year, one which led Menlo-Atherton to a section title and a berth in the CIF 3-AA title game.
“We asked Jordan to do a lot this season,” said Menlo-Atherton coach Adhir Ravipati. “He’s a humble superstar, and he shined brightest in the biggest games of the year.”
The versatile senior back was virtually unstoppable on offense, averaging 9.5 yards per carry, rushing for 2,388 yards and 29 touchdowns. His
biggest game came like Ravipati mentioned, in the CIF NorCal regional final against Manteca. On that night, Mims carried the ball 23 times for 312 yards and four touchdowns. That came on the heels
of a 257-yard, two-touchdown performance against Milpitas in the CCS Open 1 championship game.
“We were able to hang our hat on him offensively, but that also made the rest of the team better, trying to match his level of performance,” Ravipati said. “He is extremely coachable, a hard worker,
and someone who prepares diligently during the week.”
The only thing that prevented Mims from putting up even bigger numbers during the season was his lack of touches in a number of regular-season games. Prior to the section final against Milpitas, he only
carried the ball 20 times or more in one game, a 35-28 win over Los Gatos when he had 23 carries for 200 yards and two scores.
From early October through early December, Mims ran for over 100 yards in nine straight games, including two games where he had fewer than 10 carries. In a rivalry game win over Woodside, Mims ran for
205 yards and four scores on just nine carries. Earlier, in a win over Sacred Heart Cathedral, he ran through the Irish for 284 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries.
He also showcased his versatility, putting up career numbers comparable to most high school receivers, as a weapon out of the backfield. For his career, Mims finished with 50 catches for nearly 700 yards
and five scores. Now, he will be taking his ability to the next level. He just committed to Fresno State.
“Whoever gets him is going to have one heck of a player,” Ravipati said, a couple weeks ago. “And they’ll be getting an even better person.”
For an outstanding season on the field, and leading his team to tremendous success, we are honored to have Jordan Mims as our Prep2Prep CCS Senior of the Year.
Other players considered for this award: St. Francis’ Bennett Williams, Palma’s Emilio Martinez, Oak Grove’s Grady Ryan, and Seaside’s Malik Jeter.