Jenks runs past BTW
BY KEVIN HENRY World Correspondent
Saturday, November 10, 2012
11/10/12 at 6:48 AM
JENKS - If Jenks coach Allan Trimble was a Hollywood writer, he couldn't have crafted a better script for his top-ranked Trojans to open the Class 6A playoffs.
Offense, defense and special teams contributed to a dominating start for Jenks as the Trojans constructed a 42-0 first-quarter lead on their way to a 59-14 decision over Booker T. Washington on Friday night at Hunter-Dwelley Stadium.
"We challenged our kids all week to come out with intensity because this is a brand new season," said Trimble, who saw his team total 179 yards in the first quarter. "In the first half, it seemed like we executed well in all three phases of the game."
The Trojans will host Edmond North at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the second round of the playoffs. North (10-1) was a 34-7 winner over Edmond Memorial on Thursday.
After Booker T. Washington's first drive stalled, Jenks (9-2) capitalized quickly, with Danny Hoyt tackling Hornet punter Luke Beasley before he could get the punt away, handing Jenks the ball at the Hornet 20. Three plays later, Trey'Vonne Barr'e scooted in from 2 yards out to give Jenks a 7-0 advantage.
It would be the first of three touchdowns in the quarter for Barr'e, who needed just five carries to rack up 95 yards. In all, Jenks had 216 rushing yards and averaged nearly 7 yards per attempt.
Special teams played an even bigger role in the Trojans' next touchdown, with Nathan Gee blocking the punt, scooping up the ball at the 2 and falling into the end zone, expanding the Trojan lead to 14-0.
"I thought that Gee's blocked punt was a real momentum-shifter," Trimble said. "We had a return called, but he made a great play to get through and make the block."
Defense then took its turn as Austin Casillas intercepted Hornet quarterback Bennett White on the next play from scrimmage and darted down the sidelines for a 46-yard touchdown. With 7:18 left in the first quarter, Jenks had a 21-0 lead.
Jenks scored on its next three offensive possessions of the first quarter, with Barr'e scoring on 46- and 43-yard runs and Kyle Alexander connecting with Jordan Smallwood for a 55-yard touchdown. The senior quarterback would finish with three touchdown tosses and 133 passing yards.
The Trojans led 45-0 at intermission, scoring on all six of its possessions while limiting BTW to just 2 total yards in the first half.
Washington (6-5) finally got on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter after Hollis Birmingham blocked a punt to give the Hornets possession at the Jenks 4. Three plays later, Deonte Owens barreled in for a 4-yard touchdown with 9:53 to play.
Owens paced the Hornet ground game with 53 yards on 27 carries.
JENKS 59, BOOKER T. WASHINGTON 14
J: Barr'e 2 run (Donley kick)
J: Gee 2 blocked punt return (Donley kick)
J: Casillas 46 interception return (Donley kick)
J: Barr'e 46 run (Donley kick)
J: Barr'e 43 run (Donley kick)
J: Smallwood 55 pass from Alexander (Donley kick)
J: Michalczewski 15 pass from Alexander (Ridener kick)
J: Smallwood 2 pass from Alexander (Ridener kick)
W: Owens 4 run (Beasley kick)
W: Washington 42 pass from White (Beasley kick)
Jenks' Trey'Vonne Barr'e avoids the tackle of Booker T. Washington's Corey Myers to score a touchdown during Friday's game at Jenks. JAMES GIBBARD / Tulsa World