No. 2 Trojans hit the road for Edmond Memorial Friday
Jenks football continues its path to the postseason at 7 p.m. Friday with a district matchup at Edmond Memorial.
The Trojans come into the game with a 5-1 overall record and a 3-0 district mark. The Bulldogs are winless in 2020 with an 0-8 record and 0-5 mark in the district.
Despite Edmond Memorial’s struggles this season, Jenks coach Keith Riggs said his team needs to be ready to play Friday.
“You can’t take anybody for granted,” Riggs said. “If you look at their games closely, and we have been studying them on film this weekend, they have been in every game recently. They had Edmond Santa Fe tied late in the third quarter and were ahead of Westmoore late in that game. They have some talented football players. Things just haven’t been going their way in some games. They are certainly not a team you can take for granted. They definitely have got some talent on their team.”
Riggs said the Bull Dogs are balanced on both sides of the ball.
“Offensively, they are kind of a multiple spread offense,” Riggs said. “They have got a couple of different running backs they use, and they do a little bit of wild cat. They have a safety, who is a really talented football player, and they use him in a wild cat offense. They just try and get you out leveraged with their formations and motions. Defensively, they run a 4-2-5, which we have seen quite a bit of over the years.”
Riggs added he wants to see continued improvement out of his team this Friday.
“I was really proud of our guys last week with all the distractions and disruptions we have had in the previous two weeks,” Riggs said. “We came out and played some really solid football. I saw some guys step up and do some good things. We just need to continue that these next two weeks and get some quality district wins and get rolling going into the playoffs.”
Trojans will use softball indoor facility this week
The forecast for the Jenks-area through Thursday is a wet one. According to the local meteorologists, heavy rain is supposed to fall until Thursday, but Friday is looking promising with sunny skies and highs in the 50’s.
With the game forecast looking different than the impending weather over the next couple of days, Jenks will use the softball indoor facility some to get its work done for the week.
“If we know the weather is going to be similar on Friday, like if there was a high probability of rain Friday, we would be out in it everyday getting used to it,” Riggs said. ‘We will still be out in it some, but the fact that they forecast is really good for Friday, we will probably go indoors a little bit this week and take the elements out of the picture.”
Riggs said heavy instructional time and installation of the game plan will take place indoors.
“An indoor environment would be more conducive for that, but we will probably have a mix of inside and outside practices,” Riggs said. “Our softball facility is the best options for us, it’s not quite wide enough, but it is turfed and is the best option. It’s a great facility. We will send our offense over with the scout team today (Monday) for about an hour and then bus our defense over and send our offense back for film and meetings, while the defense spends some time over there. We have used it a couple of times the past couple of years, and it has worked out really well for us.”