FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Lohr wants to carry on family legacy with gold ball to end Jenks career
If you have watched Jenks football for the past 25 years, there is a name that you might have gotten used to hearing, “Lohr”.
The Lohr name rings loud in Trojan football history.
It began with Jason Lohr winning two state championships in 1996 and 1997 before moving on to play college football at Nebraska.
Then, Jason’s younger brother, Brandon Lohr captured four state championships with Jenks football from 1996 through 1999 before he then went to the college ranks with Tulsa.
Fast forward 21 years … now another Lohr has a chance to bring home some gold after the last two years of coming up just short in the state title games.
Grant Lohr is a senior for the Trojans this year and is the starting running back for the Jenks offense and a starting safety for the Jenks defense.
Grant is Jason’s son and Brandon’s nephew. He said he gets razzed at home about winning a state championship.
“They (Jason and Brandon) make fun of me all the time, so it would be great to win one as a senior,” Grant said. “It would be really cool to end my high school career with a state championship.”
Grant said last year was a learning experience for the Trojans.
“I think last year, we just came out with a slow start,” Grant said. “I feel like after the Broken Arrow game, we really started playing well. We hit a big stride in our leadership and preparation. We learned that preparation is key. How much film you watch and how well you prepare make the difference down the stretch.”
The Trojan senior said there have been challenges with COVID-19 restrictions, but the preseason went as well as it could have.
“Practice is going well,” Grant said. “It is a little weird. You have to spread out a lot, but I think we are still able to get done what we need to get done. We just have to take it one day at a time.”