Catching up with: Former Zama stars Mike and Todd Jorgenson

This in from Craig Jorgenson, father of former Zama American star quarterback and basketball player Mike and his younger brother Todd, and how they've done since leaving Japan 18 months ago. Mike quarterbacked the Trojans to their first Far East Division II football title in November 2009 at Daegu American.

+ Michael completed his high school football career this past season. Following his championship with Zama in 2009, his Battlefield Bobcats won the Virginia 6AAA state championship his junior year, and this year their team was a state semifinalist, losing to the eventual champion. Captain of the Battlefield Bobcats football team senior year.

+ Michael is being actively recruited by seven Division I-AA (football championship subdivision) schools, a handful of D-II schools and several D-III schools on the east coast. Will probably play tight end or wide receiver in college.

+ Plays basketball for Battlefield, both junior and senior seasons. Came in second place during the recent Bulldog Bash Holiday Tournament in Chantilly, Va., averaging eight rebounds per game.

+ Todd now over 6 feet tall and captain of the Battlefield junior varsity asketball team. Won second straight Osbourn Park Yellowjack Holiday basketball tournament. Averaging nine points, six rebounds and five assists per game as the sixth man for the Battlefield JV squad this year.

+ Fun fact: In honor of their basketball coach at Zama, Tom Allensworth, both boys ensure a player on the team makes one final, perfectly executed lay-up at the end of pregame warm-ups.

Thanks for the catchup, Craig! :)

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