The problem is that it remains impossible to know what you’re seeing on the field is what you’re supposed to be getting when the Trojans are involved.
The cheating uncovered prior to Trimble’s reinstatement was so pervasive it will always be reasonable to question all that’s occurred under his tenure.
Prior to his reinstatement, Jenks had not even established a fall-back plan had he not been allowed to return to his job. Instead, the Trojans got their coach back and simultaneously a legacy of doubt was set in stone
Most galling about Class 6A’s state of affairs is the fact the talent discrepancy between a team like the Trojans and Norman North, last season, or Westmoore Friday night, is so vast, Jenks need not do anything special in the scouting and game-planning sessions that can make all the difference for every other program in the state.
To wit, midway through the third quarter, Trojan running back Darwin Thompson went 60 yards up the middle and two plays later went 2 more to make it 46-7.
The thing about Thompson’s bolt, though he’s plenty fast, is that he barely had to be. The run had little to do with him and everything to do with Jenks’ dominance at the line of scrimmage.
It was the same in last season’s title game against North. Trey’Vonne Barr’e was awarded the yardage, but his offensive line saw to it that he need only elude the secondary to take it to the house.
It’s talent where it matters most, and the Trojans have it, maybe Union, too, and nobody else does.
Sure, the West-side is envious of the Trojans’ success, yet not of the means that has set them up for so much of it.