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Broken Arrow Drops Jenks To Claim District Title

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A Broken Arrow player breaking away from Jenks defenders. 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 is the first team to beat Jenks other than Union since 2006.

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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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