Jenks Dominates in Season Opener Against Bixby

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:44 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Sep 4, 2010 12:6 AM CDT

Bobby Lewis
Oklahoma Sports Mobile Journalist

JENKS, Oklahoma – Loren Montgomery got to see an all-too-familiar sight Friday night on the sidelines at Jenks high school. The Trojans marched up and down the field, scored a ton of points and played great defense in a season opening win.

The only trouble for Montgomery is, he’s the new head coach at Bixby.

The former Jenks assistant took his Spartans on the road in their first 6A game and struggled in a 65-7 loss. Bixby looked lost on offense for the better part of the game and couldn’t stop the Trojans’ offense from marching down the field.

Jenks picked up right where they left off in preseason scrimmages. Senior running back Zach Langer toyed with the Spartans’ defense, rushing for 136 yards on 17 carries. He found the endzone four times to lead the Trojans.

Senior quarterback Sawyer Kollmorgen completed just two passes in the second half. Both went for touchdowns.

Bixby lost its 2009 opener to Jenks 47-6 at home. Jenks has now outscored Bixby156-20 over their past three meetings. Bixby has only scored 14 or more points twice against Jenks since 2004.

Head coach Allan Trimble coached his first game for the Trojans since last September. Trimble was suspended for the remainder of the 2009 season after an OSSAA investigation uncovered multiple rules violations at Jenks. Trimble received a warm ovation from the home crowd when the team ran out on the field. Trimble began his 17th season with the Trojans Friday night.

Bixby scored on an 80-yard pass play from TJ Eckert to Michael Nelson just before the half for its only score. They will try to bounce back when they visit Sapulpa (1-0) in Week 2.

The Trojans will take on Union (1-0) on the road. The annual Backyard Bowl between Jenks and Union has become in one of the most anticipated games of every season. Either Jenks or Union has won the 6A title every year since 1996.