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December 4, 2009
6A title game: Redskins lead Jenks 45-13 early in fourth quarter
by: ERIC BAILEY Tulsa World Sports Writer
(Reprinted with Permission. This is not an endorsement.)
The much-anticipated Class 6A championship game has turned into a Redskins rout. Union leads Jenks 45-13 early in the fourth quarter at Chapman Stadium.
An estimated 12,000 fans are braving cold conditions and watching Union close in on its sixth state championship in school history.
It is the 14th consecutive season that either Jenks or Union has captured Class 6A's gold ball.
Second-ranked Union (12-1) scored on a trick play on the opening kickoff to set the tone, and quarterback Chase Boyce added two first-quarter touchdown runs in the battle of south Tulsa rivals.
Jenks trailed 32-0 at halftime, but showed some muscle to open the second half. It put points on the scoreboard when Zach Langer raced 19 yards for a touchdown to make it 32-7 with 9:53 left in the third quarter.
Any thought of an amazing comeback this rivalry is known for was extinguished just 11 seconds later.
Union's Kale Pearson returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, giving the special teams its second score and making it 39-7.
Jenks' Sawyer Kollmorgen scored on an 11-yard quarterback draw with 5:33 left in the third quarter. Union led 39-13 after the missed extra point.
Boyce threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Deonte Morris with 10:44 left to push the Union lead to 45-13.
The game started with fireworks.
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, 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 just 14 seconds into the contest. Jenks (13-0) fumbled on the second play from scrimmage, which was recovered at the Trojans 11.
Boyce scored with a 7-yard run on third down to make it 14-0 with 9:34 left 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 to push the lead to 21-0.
Jenks seemed to gain momentum with a fourth-and-goal stand at its own 1-yard line with 7:24 remaining before halftime.
It was short-lived, as Kollmorgen fumbled the ensuring snap and the Redskins defense racked up a safety.
Cole Way kicked a a 37-yard field goal with 3:34 remaining before halftime to make it 26-0, and running back Colton Dost had a 21-yard TD run with 1:07 remaining to increase the lead to 32-0.
Union 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.