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December 4, 2009
by: ERIC BAILEY Tulsa World Sports Writer
(Reprinted with Permission. This is not an endorsement.)
Union scored on a trick play on the opening kickoff to set the tone and leads Jenks 23-0 early in the second quarter of Friday night's Class 6A state championship game at Chapman Stadium.
An estimated 18,000 fans are braving cold conditions to see either Union or Jenks win the gold ball in Class 6A for the 14th consecutive season.
Redskins quarterback Chase Boyce has run for two touchdowns.
Fans were barely settled in their seats when the Redskins found the end zone.
Jacob Rice accepted a pooch kickoff at the 24-yard line, then threw a lateral across the field to Thomas Roberson. The senior caught the ball and raced down the left sideline 76 yards behind a wall of blockers to make it 7-0.
Jenks (12-0) fumbled on the second play from scrimmage, which was recovered at the Trojans 11.
Boyce scored with a 7-yard run on third down with 9:34 remaining in the first quarter. The quarterback capped a 92-yard drive with a 43-yard touchdown run with 46 seconds remaining in the opening period.
Jenks did gain momentum with a fourth-and-goal stand at its own 1-yard line with 7:24 remaining before halftime, but it was short-lived.
Sawyer Kollmorgen fumbled the ensuing snap and the Union defense racked up a safety. Union (11-1) is trying to avenge its only loss this season, a 27-25 setback to the Trojans.
The Redskins defeated the Trojans 34-20 in last year's title game.