Jenks flattens Moore in route to 6A-1 quarterfinals

Jenks flattens Moore in route to 6A-1 quarterfinals

For the second-consecutive year, Jenks has played Moore in the playoffs and for the second-consecutive year, the Trojans have throttled the Lions.

6A-1 No. 2 ranked Jenks beat Moore 51-19 Friday at Allan Trimble Stadium in the opening round of the postseason.

“I feel like we played really well at the start of the game,” Jenks coach Keith Riggs said. “We had the one lapse in the first half defensively. As coaches, we are perfectionists. We want great plays every time we go out. We fit wrong a few times and realistically that is going to happen, but we need to try and clean those things up down the road.”

The Trojans started with three scores in the opening quarter.

Quarterback Stephen Kittleman carried the ball into the end zone from nine yards out to start the scoring party. Max Paskvan was good with the point after attempt.

Jenks then got two more points on a safety after a bad snap on a punt attempt by Moore sailed out of the back of the end zone. The Trojans tacked on one more touchdown in the first frame on a running back Griffin Forbes seven-yard carry followed by a Paskvan extra-point to make it 16-0 heading into the second quarter.

The Trojans added two more touchdowns in the second frame on a Kittleman 18-yard strike to receiver Jayden Patrick and a 28-yard screen pass to running back Grant Lohr. Paskvan was good with both PAT’s.

Moore got its lone score of the half in the second quarter, but the extra-point attempt was blocked by Jenks defensive tackle A.J. Brown.

The Trojans led 30-6 at the break.

Jenks put the game out of reach in the third quarter with three touchdowns on a 37-yard pass from Kittleman to receiver Glenver Jones, a running back Jalyn Stanford 23-yard run and a Kittleman 12-yard pass to receiver Ty Walls.

Paskvan was good with all three extra-point attempts and the Trojans led 51-6 going into the fourth quarter.

“I am really proud of the guys for how we played coming out in the third quarter with how well we played on both sides of the ball,” Riggs said. “They run the ball really well. I thought our defensive line played well all night. It’s just a matter of our safeties, corners and linebackers all coming up and making plays when those guys up front are playing well, and drawing double-teams.”

Moore scored two late touchdowns in the final frame but had another extra-point attempt blocked by Jenks linebacker Gage Loffer.

Jenks had 338 total yards of offense, including 224 passing and 114 rushing.

The Trojans had 19 first downs and were 3 of 8 on third down.

Kittleman finished the night with four touchdowns and 219 yards passing on 14 of 17 completions.

“Stephen has always been a very accurate passer,” Riggs said. “He is a student of the game and works so hard. Even as a senior, he is continuing to improve every week.”

Lohr finished with 39 yards on 11 carries and Forbes had 39 yards and a score on four carries.

Patrick had 80 yards receiving and a touchdown on four receptions.

Moore had 218 yards of offense, including 178 rushing and 40 passing.

The Lions had 12 first downs and were 5 of 15 on third downs.

Jenks’ defensive end Coleman Thurber led the Trojans with 10 tackles.

Neither team had a turnover.

Next up for Jenks will be a quarterfinal matchup with Norman North at 7 p.m. next Friday at Allan Trimble Stadium.

The T-Wolves defeated rival Norman Friday 42-34.

Kyle Salomon

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