Colton Jenkins Goes Out a Winner

Colton Jenkins Goes Out a Winner

Winona High School saw Colton Jenkins take the field for the last time in one of the most memorable games in Tiger football history.

Mooreville High had to feel pretty good about themselves early in the fourth quarter in the season finale at Winona.

Leading 33-14, Mooreville appeared in control and unchallenged. A remarkable turn of events on Senior night in Winona saw the homestanding Tigers roar back.

After Mooreville's Drew Carr tacked on the 33 point for the visitors, Winona scored 22 unanswered to seal the deal. With just moments to play, Winona had snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a 36-33 decision.

For Colton Jenkins it was a mixed bag of emotions wearing the Winona uniform for the final time.

"It felt good to walk off that field a winner, especially as wild as that game was," said Colton. "It was unreal, but at the same time I was upset because that game was my last high school game. This is the first time in four years that we didn't make it to the playoffs and that is disappointing."

"I think the future is bright for Winona football," said Jenkins. "I think there is a lot of talent for next year. We played a lot of sophomores this year and they were just adjusting to this level. They are going to be awesome when they are seniors."

Now that his prep career is over, Colton is focusing on getting in shape athletically and academically before enrolling at Mississippi State next fall.

"I am staying in the weight room," said Colton. "I am trying to lose a little weight and just work on getting bigger, faster and stronger. I am also working hard in the classroom to make sure I have my grades in order."

Despite his committed status several schools are still recruiting Colton.

"Southern Miss and Mississippi State call me every week. Miami has called and requested film. Memphis is still calling me and Houston and Louisville send me a lot of text messages," said Jenkins. "I am still solid to Mississippi State."

Colton was proud and excited of this past weekend's Bulldog win over Alabama.

"Quinton Culberson had a great game and so did Titus Brown #54," said Colton. "I was a little surprised with the win because I thought Alabama would have played harder, but MSU definitely out played them."

"The offense was clicking at times and Michael Henig played real well. I got to meet Mike one time when I was in StarkVegas. He has really come on and he is only going to get better."

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