CREDIT: Portland Tribune

One of the top players in the state for the 2018 class is Zach Jenkins (5-11 185 Jr. S/RB) of Sherwood HS. The 1st team all league Safety is coming off a monster year, which put him in the conversation among the top overall athletes in Oregon. Jenkins 744 all purpose yards and 4 TD’s offensively, complimented his defensive performance which garnered him all conference accolades in the brutally tough TRL.

Zach broke out last off season as part of the EForce/Oregon 7v7 team that participated at the national tournament in Las Vegas. The all star underclassmen group won multiple games, with Jenkins leading the team in TD’s, and earning Offensive MVP honors. Like many of his teammates he officially put himself on the map playing against some of the top competition in the country.

As most know Sherwood is a traditional power, and one of the most well run programs in the Pacific Northwest under head coach Greg Lawrence. Speaking on next year Zach says, “We are still pretty excited about how our team looks next season, even after losing some special players”. Adding, “We are going to have a lot of current Sophomores returning with Varsity experience, in addition to a majority of the guys in my class getting significant playing time this year.”

Referencing Jenkins, teammate and OSU commit David Morris says, “Zach’s got incredible character,  staying true to himself, while being humble and playing with confidence.” David added, “He’s a great teammate who coaches the guy behind him, while encouraging and motivating all of us with his work ethic.”

The Bowmen will lose Morris to graduation, one of Oregon’s best ever, along with standout D1 lineman Josh Bowcut (6-5 280 DT- Oregon St) and Luka Nixon (6-6 235 DE/TE- UC Davis). There is no escaping the fact that the trio will be missed, although Sherwood has a system which continues to replenish. Expect Jenkins to be a state statistical leader offensively in 2017, while projecting on D at the collegiate level. His 40 total tackles, 5 pass deflections, 3 tackles for loss, and 1 INT helped Sherwood go (7-1) in their final eight contests.

Look for Zach to play a primary role for EForce this off season, representing the top players in the state of Oregon on the 7v7 circuit. His overall versatility makes him one of the most exciting athletes in the region to watch. In summary Jenkins is a quality kid that impresses on and off the field. We will keep you updated as winter workouts get underway.