Annual Trojan Preview to give Jenks final tune-up before regular season
As the 2020 regular season draws nearer, Jenks football will host the annual “Trojan Preview” at 5 p.m. Friday at Allan Trimble Stadium.
It will be the only time the Trojans will go against an outside opponent before they open the regular season at 7:05 p.m. Aug. 28 against Springdale Har-Ber at Allan Trimble Stadium.
“Not having spring practice and the usual summer work we typically have, there a few more wrinkles we need to work out at this point,” Jenks football coach Keith Riggs said. “We may be a little more generic than we would typically be at this time in the season, but more than anything, this will be an evaluation tool. We want to go compete and play well, but we still have some spots where we are trying to figure out the right pieces.”
Booker T. Washington, Muskogee, Bartlesville, and Putnam City will be the other four teams at Allan Trimble Stadium Friday.
“It is going to be a great evaluation tool to go against other teams and see where we are at some of those positions,” Riggs said. “The other thing is we want to be better than we were Saturday in our intrasquad scrimmage. We want to see improvement every week. I was pleased overall with the scrimmage considering we only had one day of practice in full pads prior to Saturday.”
Since the opening of fall camp, Jenks coaches, players, athletic trainers, and staff and made sure they are taking every precaution necessary to stay as safe as possible.
“They have handled it really well,” Riggs said. “There have been so many distractions and so many new things with precautions, what we have to do in practice, what we can’t do in practice, and they have really rolled with it. Ever since back in mid-March, they have handled it really well.”
The schedule for the Trojan Preview will look different this year to help keep all the teams safe and not have all five teams on the field at the same time.
There will be a three-team scrimmage with the Jenks junior varsity, Bartlesville, and Putnam City and then half games against Bartlesville and Putnam City for the junior varsity.
Then, the Jenks varsity will play a three-team scrimmage against Booker T. Washington and Muskogee and half games against each team following the scrimmage.