Columbus tops Jordan in season opener

Columbus 37, Jordan 25

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Essang Bassey scored three touchdowns to lead the Columbus Blue Devils to a 37-25 win over the Jordan Red Jackets on Thursday night at McClung Memorial Stadium in the season opener for both teams.

Bassey had first half TD receptions of 35- and 56-yards and a 62-yard run in the second half that iced the game.

A handful of other area teams will open their seasons on Friday and Saturday, with the bulk of other programs getting things underway next week.