Jenks releases 2020 schedule, drops Texas school, adds Arkansas opponent
Jenks football has announced its schedule for the upcoming season with one change in its opening game.
The Trojans will now take on Arkansas opponent, Springdale Har-Ber, Aug. 28 instead of Texas opponent Mansfield Summit. With the University Interscholastic League’s rule change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mansfield Summit had to drop the game with Jenks.
The 2020 version of Jenks football is widely considered one of the favorites to bring home the gold ball in December.
Following a 6A-1 title game appearance in 2019, the Trojans return the majority of their line-up on both sides of the ball, including quarterback Stephen Kittleman, offensive tackle and Oklahoma State commit Logan Nobles and safety Grant Lohr.
Keith Riggs enters his third year as the head coach of the Trojans. Riggs had 6A-1 state championship game appearances each of his first two seasons but has yet to capture the crown.
Riggs’ Jenks team will have perhaps its best chance in 2020 to win that coveted state championship if the Trojans can stay healthy and COVID-19 does not intervene, and force games being cancelled.
Jenks football has won 16 state championships in its history with its first coming in 1979 and last coming in 2015.
Here is a breakdown of the 2020 schedule:
August 21 – Trojan Preview 5 p.m. Allan Trimble Stadium
August 28 – Springdale Har-Ber 7:05 p.m. Allan Trimble Stadium
September 4 – At Bixby 7 p.m. Spartan Stadium
September 11 – Union 7:35 p.m. Chapman Stadium (University of Tulsa)
September 18 – Bye Week
September 25 – At Enid 7 p.m. Dr. Bruce Selby Stadium
October 2 – Broken Arrow 7:30 p.m. Allan Trimble Stadium
October 8 – At Norman 7 p.m. Harve Collins Stadium
October 15 – Edmond Santa Fe 7:30 p.m. Allan Trimble Stadium
October 23 – Yukon 7:30 p.m. Allan Trimble Stadium (Homecoming and Senior Night)
October 30 – At Edmond Memorial 7 p.m. Edmond Memorial Stadium
November 5 – At Westmoore 7 p.m. Moore Schools Stadium
November 13 – Quarterfinals TBA
November 20 – Semifinals TBA
December 4,5 – 6A-1 State Championship TBA
There are two districts in Class 6A-1 and in order to make the playoffs, schools must finish in the top four of each district to qualify and finish in the top two to host a first-round playoff game.