"People definitely look at you differently and you have to play a different role." Jenks Starting Quarterback, Cooper Nunley said, "You've got to make sure everyone knows what they're doing and you're kind of more in charge than I was last year. There were times when I wasn't sure what I was supposed to do and this year I feel real confident in all my reads and what I'm supposed to be doing."Cooper is working on building chemistry with his new receivers and he says he has five or six targets he feels comfortable throw to. On defense, Jenks has some huge holes to fill. It won't be easy finding replacements for two big 12 safeties."That's going to be pretty difficult physically. We've got a bunch of guys in line that are good players. They are very smart and understand what we do." said Trimble. "And again, just because you couldn't beat out Dylan Harding or Steven Parker last year doesn't mean you can't play. So, we're looking forward to those guys stepping up. We're not worried, we just want those goes to go out an get experience and step up."
The Trojans live by the mantra that tradition never graduates. That will be put to the test once again this year.
Jenks opens the season at home on September 5th against the Bixby Spartans.