TREY JENKINS, SHAWNEE HEIGHTS | SENIOR RUNNING BACK
HIS PERFORMANCE: Jenkins, 5-foot-10, 200 pounds, rushed for 126 yards on 17 carries as Shawnee Heights improved to 2-0 with a 28-0 Centennial League victory over Topeka West. Jenkins turned in his second straight 100-yard rushing performance and currently ranks second in the city in rushing yards.
COACH’S COMMENT: “Trey has taken on the role of a workhorse and it has paid off for our entire offense,’’ Shawnee Heights coach Jason Swift said. “He runs so hard with incredible drive.”
TIME 2 TALK
1 QUESTION: How does it feel to be 2-0? Does it just give you guys confidence to work harder and try to continue to improve?
ANSWER: It’s great. In my four years here we’d never gone 2-0 and hadn’t beat Manhattan so it just gave us great confidence once we beat Manhattan and beat Topeka West and it’s going to give us great confidence for the rest of the season.
2 QUESTION: Are you a goal-setter? Before the season did you set goals for yourself about what you wanted to accomplish this season?
ANSWER: I set individual goals and I set team goals. Individually I want to get 1,000 yards rushing and a lot of touchdowns and team-wise I want to win state. That’s all our (team’s) goal.
TOP 5: OTHER CITY CANDIDATES
JANSON GARMAN, SEAMAN RUNNING BACK/LINEBACKER: A senior, Garman carried the ball three times for 46 yards and a touchdown and scored on a 50-yard interception return in a 47-6 win over Highland Park.
MATTHEW MOORE, HAYDEN RUNNING BACK: Moore, a senior, rushed for 103 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown in the Wildcats’ 20-13 win over Emporia.
MALIKI POPE, SEAMAN CROSS COUNTRY: A junior, Pope finished second individually in the Joe Schrag Invitational, clocking a personal-record five-kilometer time of 16:36.1.
KY THOMAS, TOPEKA HIGH RUNNING BACK: A sophomore, Thomas rushed for 175 yards and a touchdown and also passed for a 76-yard TD in the Trojans’ 42-28 win over Junction City.
ALEJANDRO CABRERA, SEAMAN SOCCER: Cabrera, a senior, scored two goals, including the game-winner, as the Vikings improved to 4-0 with a 3-2 win over Shawnee Heights.