Written By: David Jones
The Jenkins Cavaliers returned back to Varsity football action, for the first time in three years. The Cavaliers squared off last Friday night against Knott County Central Patriots as they opened their 2023 football season.
The Cavaliers will begin the season with 17 players on its roster, 10 of whom are sophomores. The team will include five seniors and two freshmen. With the high number of sophomores, only a hand full of seniors, and the startup of their middle school football program, it opens a huge window of opportunity for Jenkins to get more participants in the coming years. Things are definitely looking real positive for Jenkins football.
Jenkins scored its only touchdown of the game with what was probably the top play in the mountains Friday night, the “flea flicker.”
Jenkins Independent Schools Superintendent Damian Johnson said he “saw high hopes in that game and watched the Cavaliers play with a high level of competition.”
Coach Holbrook has worked extremely hard revamping the high school football program and has managed to keep hope alive in Jenkins.
Although they didn’t walk away with a win, you could see a huge improvement and a lot of athleticism in the team, considering it was their first game in three years.
The Jenkins Cavaliers will be on the road this Friday to take on the Twin Valley Panthers.