Monday, August 04, 2008

PrepNation 101 Preseason FB Countdown: No. 12 Jenks

12. Jenks (Okla.)
Last season’s record: 13-1, Class 6A champion
Coach: Allan Trimble
Key players: DB Gabe Lynn (6-1, 182, Sr.), OL Jake Alexander (6-2, 265, Sr.), LB E.J. Colbert (5-9, 210, Sr.), FB Grant Goodwin (5-9, 220, Sr.), TE Brian Johnston (6-4, 205, Sr.), OG Brian Mincher (6-1, 255, Sr.), DE Chris Ray (6-4, 225, Sr.), WR Tramaine Thompson (5-9, 165, Sr.), QB Beau Marsaln (6-3, 205, Jr.), DE Jason Bixler (6-1, 203, Sr.), RB Colton Dost (5-10, 172, Jr.)
Biggest strength: Offensive line, tradition
Question mark: Replacing 3-year starter at QB
Outlook: The Trojans, who have 10 state titles the last 13 seasons, are tied with Concord (Calif.) De La Salle and Long Beach (Calif.) Poly for the most appearances (six) in the preseason Top 25 this decade. The question facing Trimble, whose record at Jenks is 146-15, is how to replace three-year starter Mark Ginther (Oklahoma State-baseball) at quarterback. The answer might have become more clear when Marsaln transferred to Jenks this summer. Marsaln, whose father played college football with Trimble, had 4,065 passing yards and 56 total touchdowns in two years a starting quarterback at two previous schools. In June, Trimble told the Tulsa World the starting quarterback job was “still wide-open.” There is experience on the offensive line with Mincher and early Tulsa commit Alexander returning to duty. Thompson is one of the top receivers in the state and the running game is solid with Goodwin at fullback and Dost at tailback after averaging 9 yards per carry as a sophomore. On defense, Lynn is rated one of the top cornerbacks in the country by recruiting services. He had five interceptions and returned two kickoffs and one punt for touchdowns in ‘07. Colbert, the top returning tackler, is instinctive and a good leader.
Toughest games: Sept. 5 vs. Bixby, Sept. 12 vs. No. 31 Union, Sept. 19 at Owasso, Oct. 31 at Muskogee

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You all have no clue who on who the key players are. You only got it half right.