Jordan (7-3, 3-2) at Hunter (3-7, 3-2)

5A State Tournament first round

Friday, 3:30 p.m.

Parry's Power Guide: Jordan by 10

All-time series: Hunter leads 4-2.

Last meeting: 2004 regular season

Two weeks ago this first-round matchup seemed like an impossible scenario. Jordan was cruising along as the No. 1 team in 5A while Hunter was preparing for its two toughest region games of the season. In the past two weeks, however, Jordan has hit the skids with consecutive losses to Skyline and Alta while Hunter came up with a huge shutout victory over Riverton to close out the regular season and claim the Region 3 No. 2 seed despite an 0-5 preseason record.

The teams appear to be headed in the opposite direction.

Hunter will rely heavily on Muka Atiga, who's less than 100 yards shy of breaking Matt Asiata's school record for career rushing yards. Hunter's coaching staff will likely try and get Atiga 25 to 30 carries in an effort to keep Jordan's quick-strike offense off the field.

Jordan receiver Cody Raymond tied the state record last week with his 41st career touchdown reception, and he'll look to break that record this week. Quarterback Chaun Cook has had a fantastic season, and he'll need to keep it up against Hunter's emerging defense.

Jordan Beetdiggers statistical breakdown

Scoring offense: 20.9 ppg

Scoring defense: 23.1 ppg

Passing leader: Chaun Cook (157-263, 59.3%, 1,980 yards, 23 TDs)

Rushing leader: Hayden Moss (128 rushes, 878 yards, 8 TDs)

Receiving leader: Cody Raymond (79 receptions, 1,032 yards, 14 TDs)

Tackles leader: Hayden Moss (96 tackles)

Sacks leader: not provided

Interceptions leader: Darren Carter (3 interceptions)

Hunter Wolverines statistical breakdown

Scoring offense: 15.7 ppg

Scoring defense: 24.4 ppg

Passing leader: not provided

Rushing leader: Muka Atiga (223 rushes, 1,488 yards, 12 TDs)

Receiving leader: Harold Moleni (12 receptions, 195 yards, 2 TDs)

Tackles leader: not provided

Sacks leader: not provided

Interceptions leader: not provided

Jordan game-by-game results

08/17/07 ... Jordan 27, Northridge 26

08/24/07 ... Jordan 19, Layton 13

09/01/07 ... Valdosta, Ga. 23, Jordan 21

09/07/07 ... Jordan 36, Bingham 35

09/14/07 ... Jordan 27, Riverton 6

09/21/07 ... Jordan 48, Hillcrest 7

09/28/07 ... Jordan 42, Taylorsville 15

10/05/07 ... Jordan 42, Brighton 35

10/12/07 ... Skyline 36, Jordan 35

10/19/07 ... Alta 35, Jordan 12

Hunter game-by-game results

08/17/07 ... Davis 24, Hunter 6

08/24/07 ... Timpanogos 34, Hunter 7

08/31/07 ... Brighton 7, Hunter 0

09/07/07 ... Alta 53, Hunter 12

09/14/07 ... Spanish Fork 34, Hunter 30

09/21/07 ... Hunter 27, Kearns 19

09/28/07 ... Copper Hills 30, Hunter 26

10/05/07 ... Hunter 19, West Jordan 13

10/12/07 ... Bingham 30, Hunter 7

10/18/07 ... Hunter 23, Riverton 0