MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Prep Sports

November 22, 2006

Jenks coach expects battle

Coach Allan Trimble knows exactly how much the game has changed the last time his Jenks Trojans and the Muskogee Roughers clashed.

It was back on Oct. 6 and Muskogee quarterback Rell Lewis went down with a torn right medial collateral ligament on the game’s opening kickoff.

“We got a lot of breaks,” he said. “The complexion of that game was completely different from what people expected. Certainly, Muskogee was having to scramble after doing without 80 percent of their game plan.”

Dre Stout later went down with a left ankle sprain and the Trojans went on to take the 28-3 victory.

Now, seven weeks later, Trimble knows the Roughers aren’t completely healthy but still present quite a challenge for his team when the two meet Friday night at 7:30 in the Class 6A semifinals at Tulsa Union Tuttle Stadium.

“Watching the three tapes we’ve got, (Lewis) looks like he’s getting progressively better each week. He’s playing with a lot of maturity,” Trimble said. “You can’t line up against a team with a quarterback that talented, you can’t stop just one guy. They’ve got a lot of guys.

“Their diversity doesn’t allow you to gang up on just one of them.I know those type of injuries (that Stout has) don’t go away. (Junior wide receiver Jameel) Owens has amazing ability. If you double team on him, they’ve got the ability to run up the middle.”

But the Trojans, 11-1 for the season, have been stingy against the run this season, giving up just 2.9 yards per carry and the opposition has completed only 38.5 percent (101 of 262) of its passes for 844 yards.

The leader of the defense has been senior end Tanner Shuck. The 6-foot, 220-pounder has 112 tackles, including 18 for a loss, and a school-record 20 sacks.

Text Only
Prep Sports
AP Video
Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks