Playing the game was the easy part. For Jordan Thomas and his Inderkum teammates, beating Bethel of Vallejo 48-14 last Friday provided an outlet after an emotional pregame ceremony to honor a former teammate. Dylan Akins, a 2013 graduate and star athlete who died in July in a car accident, had his jersey No. 75 retired and presented to family members. Thomas made 12 tackles, intercepted two passes and had a sack, impressing the Akins family and Arizona State coaches. Thomas, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound safety, has verbally committed to play for ASU.