Jenks ends losing streak with throttling of Enid

Jenks ends losing streak with throttling of Enid

Jenks football squashed its three-game losing streak with a blowout 62-10 victory over Enid Friday.

The Trojans (2-3) took tough losses at the hands of Bixby, Union, and Broken Arrow the last three games. Against the Plainsmen (0-5), Jenks got back on track.

“It was really important for us to bounce back,” senior lineman Max Johnson said. “Going 0-3, those three games were really tough. It was really important to get the win especially for the young guys.”

It seemed Jenks could do no wrong in the first half.

Each time the Trojans possessed the ball it turned into points. Three touchdowns were scored in the first quarter, five in the second quarter, and one in the third.

Jenks tallied 368 total yards of offense, 172 coming through the air, 196 on the ground.

Quarterback Stephen Kittleman was 7-for-11 with 146 yards and four touchdowns. Griffin Forbes led Jenks in rushing yards with 110 on three attempts. Bo Estes pulled down five passes for 111 yards.

The Trojans held the Plainsmen to just 19 rushing yards. Enid collected 168 total yards of offense.

Any confidence lost during the losing streak has surely returned.

“It definitely bumps us all up in confidence,” Johnson said. “We definitely needed a confidence boost after last week’s game and the week before that. It just helps overall team morale.”

For Johnson, there wasn’t much doubt heading into the game that Jenks would win.

“I expected us all to come in and play angry, like we need this W, and we did,” he said. “I think our defense and our offense, we all balled out.”

During the losing streak, Johnson made sure to stay calm.

In his first season starting, Jenks fell to 0-4 to start the season. When his team went down a similar path this year, he knew how to handle it.

“I was part of that 0-4 group sophomore year, that was my first year starting,” Johnson said. “I knew how it happens, what goes on, how you fix it. So, it wasn’t very stressful, we just have to come in and get business done.”

Jenks will host Yukon next week for homecoming. Kick off is set for 7:30 p.m.

Hayden Tucker

Hayden Tucker is the Sports Editor and Director of Media for the Jenks Tribune. He has three years of experience in newspaper journalism before joining the Tribune. Tucker was born in McAlester, then moved to the Oklahoma City area in 2010 where he lived for nine years prior to moving to Jenks.

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