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Broncos host Jenks in round two of playoffs

Mustang will host Jenks Friday night in the second round of the Class 6A-II playoffs. It’s the consecutive second year the Broncos have faced the Trojans who won last year’s semifinal matchup. Photo by Alan Chapman

By Kale Fouts
Mustang Times

Last week the Jenks Trojans bested the Edmond North Huskies 68-14 and earned the right to play the Mustang Broncos in the second round this Friday. The Broncos (8-2, 6-1 District 6A-I-2) have a tough task ahead with the Trojans (9-2, 6-1 District 6A-1-1) as they are currently on a five-game winning streak and they average 38 points per game. Mustang got an extra week of practice last week because of their first round bye to prepare for the Trojans.

“They are very physical on offense. They have really good running backs and a big offensive line. They also have a big QB that can run and throw. On the offensive side, we are preparing for all of the different looks that they can give us. They are very diverse in what they do. We have to be prepared for lots of stunts, blitzes, simulated pressures, and coverages,” said coach Lee Blankenship.

Blankenship and multiple of his players believe their extra week of practice will result in a good final outcome on Friday.

“Practice was great last week. I felt that we were very focused and organized in what we were trying to accomplish. It was really a week for us to focus on us,” said Blankenship.

The Trojans also defeated the previously undefeated Bixby Spartans 38-35 two weeks ago. Before this loss the Spartans had won 58 games in a row — a state record in 11-man football.

“Jenks is a very disciplined team. They are good at what they do, so we are getting ready to play our best ball,” said Quarterback Tristen Russell.

The Broncos will host the Trojans this Friday night in what seems to be the best game of the entire week in Oklahoma. All eyes will be on the Broncos and the Trojans. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

“We have an awesome senior class. I am so proud of their hard work this season and throughout their careers. They are not only talented enough, but they have earned the right to win this game,” said Blankenship.

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