Yukon hosts No. 1 Jenks on Senior Night

Millers will try and shock the state against unbeaten Trojans

The Yukon football seniors will say good bye to Miller Stadium on Friday when they take the field for the last time in their high school careers on Senior Night.

The Millers are hosting undefeated and No. 1 ranked Jenks at 7 p.m. Friday. It will be the final home game of 2016 for YHS.

Yukon comes into the game with an 0-7 record on the season and an 0-3 mark in the district. The Trojans enter Friday night with a 7-0 overall record and a 3-0 district record.

Jenks is coached by Alan Trimble, who is in his 21st year as the head coach for the Trojans. Trimble has led Jenks to 13 state championships in his career.

The quarterback competition looks like this: Yukon will go with Ethan Scott out of the wildcat formation a lot throughout the game, while Jackson Young will handle the majority of the passing duties for the Millers.

Scott will also play a big role on the special teams as a return specialist for YHS.

Jenks will go with Ian Corwin under center. Corwin has passed for 1,591 yards on 92 of 150 completions with 18 touchdowns and four interceptions this season.

At the running back position, the Millers will go with Michael Cooper and Tyrese Antwine. For Jenks, it will be University of Arkansas commit Jordan Curtis and Rueben Thompson carrying the ball out of the backfield. Thomas has 644 yards with nine touchdowns on 79 carries this year.

At receiver, Yukon’s Jalen Barnes and Daunte McGee will be the main targets in the passing game. The Trojans’ Isaiah Epps is the team’s leading pass catcher this year with 707 yards and nine touchdowns on 32 receptions.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Millers will count on McGee and Brett Gerber to stop the Jenks offense, while the Trojans will rely on Curtis and Mitchell Kulkin. Kulkin leads Jenks this season with 73 tackles.

Yukon opened the 2016 season in week one with Mustang and fell to the Broncos 42-20, they got handled in week two by Norman North 55-7, lost to Southmoore in week three 38-7, were beat by Broken Arrow in week four 33-9, lost at Sand Springs in week five 30-14, fell at Norman in week six 36-22 and lost in week seven last Friday to Edmond Memorial.

Jenks opened the 2016 season with a game in week zero at Owasso, where they defeated the Rams 41-23, they won a wild one against Bixby 31-28 in week one, took out Union in week two 35-28, handled Springdale Har-Ber (Arkansas) 44-22 in week three, shutout Norman 55-0 in week four, smoked Broken Arrow 62-24 in week five, beat Edmond Memorial 59-21 in week six and then had an off week in week seven last week.

Yukon will close the 2016 season with their final two games on the road, at Edmond Santa Fe and at Westmoore.

1 Comment

  1. Ricky Rich on October 19, 2016 at 11:58 am

    It would be nice if you would go do some research before you break down the game. You have major contributors for Yukon listed that barely get on the field. The quality of your coverage for Yukon Athletics has really gone downhill. I assume it is due to the new owner and change at sports editor.

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