A Broken Arrow player breaking away from Jenks defenders.
Broken Arrow is the first team to beat Jenks other than Union since 2006.
BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma -- Broken Arrow took a 10-7 lead in the second quarter and led for the rest of the game, knocking off Jenks 31-21 to claim the District 6A-3 title and snap an eight-game losing streak to the Trojans in the process.
The Trojans' loss was also Jenks' first loss to a team other than the Union Redskins since the 2006 season.
Jenks opened the game strong, as Trey'Vonne Barr'e took a handoff and went 36 yards on the Trojans' first play from scrimmage. Derek Brumble capped off the drive for the Trojans with a 23-yard rush to take a 7-0 lead five minutes into the game.
However, the Tigers struck back quickly. Quarterback Zack Mills connected with Levi Copelin on a 42-yard pass and on the next play called his own number and rushed 36 yards for a score to tie the game 7-7, a score that held into the second quarter.
Two minutes into the second quarter, Broken Arrow took a 10-7 lead thanks to a Ross Moore 36-yard field goal.
After a Tiger fake punt came up short, Barr'e cracked his second big run of the game to take the ball down to the Broken Arrow nine-yard line. However, Cre Moore blocked the Jenks field goal attempt to hold the Tigers' lead.
Jenks forced Broken Arrow into a three-and-out on the ensuing drive, but Barr'e fumbled the punt and Levi Copelin scooped up the ball and scored from 48 yards out to take a 17-7 advantage.
It took Jenks just 60 seconds to score on the next drive, capped off by a Hunter Collins three-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Waggoner to cut the lead to 17-14. However, Broken Arrow ran a tight end screen to Oklahoma State commit Zac Veatch for a 16-yard touchdown to take a 24-14 to head into halftime.
The teams traded punts to open the second half, but Barr'e cracked up a 46-yard touchdown run to cut the Tigers' lead to 24-21 halfway into the third quarter. The three-point lead held through the remainder of the quarter, with the Tigers heading into the closing 12 minutes with a three-point lead.
With 8:37 left in the game, Damian Howard blocked a Jenks punt, recovered it and scored from 23 yards out to take a 31-21 lead. The Tigers' defense held and knocked off the previously one-loss Trojans.
Broken Arrow moves to 6-0 in district play, and clinches a title, while the Trojans fall to 5-1, but still should have a spot in the playoffs.
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