Jenks football improves to 4-1 on year with road win at Norman
It wasn’t the prettiest game Jenks has every played, but the Trojans still got it done last Thursday on the road with a 42-13 win over Norman.
Jenks led 21-0 after one quarter, 28-7 at halftime and 35-7 after three quarters.
“Norman is a very well-coached team,” Jenks coach Keith Riggs said. “They play really hard. They had a lot of new starters. They had a big senior class last year that were starters. They play hard every time you play them. I was pretty happy with our performance. We did a lot of good things.”
The Trojans’ scoring plays came on 11-yard pass from Stephen Kittleman to Jayden Patrick in the first quarter, a one-yard run from Griffin Forbes in the first quarter, another Kittleman pass to Patrick, this one from 49 yards in the first quarter, a third Kittleman to Patrick pass from 18 yards out in the second quarter, a Grant Lohr four-yard run in the third quarter and a Brock Smith three-yard run in the fourth frame.
Max Paskvan was perfect on his six extra-point attempts in the game.
Jenks had 458 yards of offense, including 265 rushing and 193 through the air. The ugly part of the game came in the turnover department. The Trojans finished with five on the night with three fumbles and two interceptions.
“The turnovers were the big downside for us,” Riggs said. “You can’t have five turnovers and expect to win a bunch of football games, so we have to fix that. We have to be more careful with the ball and have better ball security and make better decisions with the ball, but is fixable.”
Jenks had 26 first downs and 5 of 9 on third downs.
Kittleman had 193 yards passing with three touchdowns and two interceptions on 13 of 18 completions. Lohr totaled 127 yards rushing with one touchdown on 18 carries and Patrick had 113 yards receiving with three touchdowns on four receptions.
The Trojans’ defense allowed Norman to total 267 yards of offense. The Tigers had 147 passing yards and 120 rushing yards. They committed one turnover and had 15 first downs. Norman was 5 of 17 on third downs.
Tyson Ward had 13 tackles and Cade Stacy had an interception.