Jenks Trojans top Union Redskins in Backyard Bowl
Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:46 pm
By: News On 6
Originally Published: Sep 11, 2010 1:45 AM CDTGerald Goodridge
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
TULSA, Oklahoma -- The last time the Backyard Bowl was played at Union-Tuttle stadium, the Jenks Trojans topped Union 24-17 in overtime.
In front of an estimated 11,500 fans in Tulsa, Jenks (2-0) topped rival Union (1-1) 33-7 Friday to claim the Backyard Bowl title.
Trojans' quarterback Sawyer Kollmorgen’s performance pushed the Trojans to their second consecutive Backyard Bowl title. The Jenks senior signal caller passed for 201 yards and two touchdowns on a 13-of-16 performance.
After forcing the Trojans to punt on their first drive, the Redskins cracked off two long runs to penetrate into Union territory. However, the drive ended when receiver Austin Wellner fumbled and Jenks recovered at the 32 yard line.
Jenks head coach Allan Trimble called a timeout on third and one to bring in junior Alex Ross – who is listed as a defensive end – into the backfield. Ross took a toss around the left side and went 59 yards nearly untouched for the first score of the game.
Another Union turnover led to a nine-play, 53-yard Trojan drive, which was capped off by a one-yard run by senior running back Zach Langer.
The Redskins finally by orchestrating a 14-play, 80 yard drive that ended on a six-yard touchdown run by sophomore running back Kendall Holmes to close the gap to 13-7.
Union strung together another long drive on their next possession, but after getting stopped on third down Kirk Fridrich opted to go for it on fourth down. The Redskins came up short, and Jenks responded with a five-play touchdown drive that was punctuated by an 18-yard touchdown from Kollmorgen to Brandon Kitchens. The Trojans couldn’t convert on a two-point conversion and held a 19-7 lead.
The Redskins’ third turnover of the night game on a bad snap and Kollmorgen and Kitchens hooked up again for a 24-yard touchdown to take a 19-point lead.
Langer closed the door for Jenks in the fourth quarter; his second rushing touchdown came with just 2:31 left on the clock and extended the lead to 33-7.
The Trojans will play the second of three road games next Friday at Owasso, while Union will try to grab its second win of the year at Broken Arrow.