By: Fred W.
Wienecke, Sports Writer, Jenks Journal
The future of
Trojan football looks bright, especially in the near
future. Coach Todd Williams had trouble singling out a
player he thought was the best. The depth of quality
players on the ninth grade team is so good coach
Williams simply listed a series of players and their
Stephen Brown is an intelligent player. He's not big but
what lacks in size he more than makes up for in
intelligence," said Williams. That statement was
repeated by four observers during the
"He is always in
the right place," said coach Williams. That applies to
both offense and defense. As the starting safety, Brown
was involved in play after play including a hard hitting
solo tackle in Tuesday night's game against the
Sandites. The impact was heard at the top of the
stadium. The Trojans won 41 to 13.
quarterbacking in his blood. His dad, Scott
quarterbacked for the Tulsa Hurricane in the late 70's
and early 80's.
"Number 20, Lee
Graves is so intense, if you took those two out of our
game we would lose the heart of the team," said
Williams. That intensity was obvious during Tuesday
night's game. Graves' play during the evening was
Brad Haus, number
6, is a running back that does double duty as the place
kicker. Only in the ninth grade he gets tremendous
distance out of his kicks. The kicking game is secure
for several years to come.
Due to an arm
cast his participation in the running game was limited
but the reports are that his running ability is as good
as it gets.
Two more running
backs, Cory Jones, number 22 and number 33 Austin Enlow
both scored during the Sand Springs game. Both players
have remarkable speed and agility.
Two linemen on
this team are big enough right now to step into any
game. Eric Graham, number 70 and Junior Trevino, number
74 are both over six feet and near 250 pounds.
Alexander, number 77 who was injured during the varsity
game against Owasso and the future offensive line looks
big enough to move mountains.
has football in his blood. His dad, David played in the
NFL and is the offensive line coach for the Trojan
Another stand out
is David Lore, number 43. David is new to the Jenks
program this year. He moved from Medford where eight man
football is the norm. Adjusting to eleven man teams is
an issue but he is already playing on both sides of the
His position list
includes linebacker, tight end and full back. Number 43
is a student of the game, big and eager to play. "Give
me a kid that wants to play and I will take him every
time," said coach Williams.
Lore is another
player with a football bloodline. David's dad, Brian was
a teammate of coach Trimble's at NSU during the
athletic ability, there are qualities observable on the
sideline that indicate these young men will continue the
traditions Jenks fosters and demands. Gentlemanly
behavior and speech, sportsmanship and affability are
dedication to academics was apparent during the game. A
serious discussion about homework took place during one
The future of
Trojan football is secure.