Osky football practice begins

By Joe Lancello

“It’s that fun time of the year again.  It’s hot and it’s August and we’re getting the ball rolling.”

Oskaloosa High football coach Jake Jenkins is glad to be back on the field as the Indians prepare for the 2019 season.  Last year, the Indians featured a wide open passing game with Cole Henry setting school records by throwing for over 2100 yards and 22 touchdowns.  The No Coast Network asked Jenkins if this year’s offense would be more of the same.

“Well, we always adjust to our personnel and that’s something I feel like you have to do as a coach.  So our offense is going to look a little different than it did with Cole Henry back there.  We have some good young quarterbacks that are really battling it out right now.  Really, each one has a different skill set.  It’ll be exciting to see who we give the nod or if it’ll be a couple of them.  Right now, they’re just fighting it out and yeah, there’s going to be a different offensive game plan for each one of them.  Defense will stay…it’s going to be very similar with a lot of new faces out there.  A lot of guys returning on the defensive line…a couple of good standout linebackers.  The secondary is pretty much all new, which should be interesting, but we have some guys that have stepped up big that are filling those roles.  I’m excited to see who will take those positions and….even our two-deep, who those guys are going to be.”

Oskaloosa opens its 2019 football season two weeks from Friday (8/30) at home against Pella Christian. Remember, you can hear Oskaloosa Indians football all season long on KBOE-FM and KBOE Radio dot com.

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