MONTGOMERY AL, UPDATE 7 NOV. (WGN)- A day after losing his mother, Karen, in a house fire, 16-year-old Alabama Christian Academy student Jordan Creel rushed for 232 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Daleville High School.

The fire ocurred in the early hours of Oct. 18. Jason decided to play the next day, the 19th, thinking his mother would have wanted him to play.

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Jordan and his family attend Landmark church of Christ in Montgomery, according to Irmy Fonville, Director of Public Relations of ACA, told WGN Nov. 6.

He is now living with his grandparents Steve and Pat Barrow, his mother’s parents. He has an older brother Dale residing in Montgomery, and an older sister Katelyn, who is a freshman at the University of Alabama.

“Jordan is doing well, a testament to his faith. Continue to pray for him and his family. There are times that are tough, but he is loved by his family, his church family and friends,” Gregg Baker, ACA Head Football Coach, told WGN Nov. 7.

Alabama Christian Academy (ACA) was founded in 1942 as the Montgomery Bible School by Rex Turner, Sr., Leonard Johnson, and Joe B. Greer, according to the school’s website.