Jenks-Union matchup lives up to billing

Tuesday, September 19th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Week 3 of the 2000 high school football season in Oklahoma featured a matchup between the state's top two 6A teams and a number of other notable games. This week's Prep Parade reviews some of them:

Jenks 41, Tulsa Union 37

Turns out the only thing bigger than the Jenks-Tulsa Union buildup was the game itself.

The contest between Class 6A's top two teams went down to the final seconds Thursday, featuring three lead changes in the final two minutes.

After No. 2 Union took a 37-34 lead with 21 seconds left on a 13-yard Tyler Gooch TD pass to Jerome Janet, the kickoff was a touchback.

On the next play, Kejuan Jones caught a Scott McCoy pass in the middle of the field near the 40-yard line and outraced two Union defenders to the end zone for his fifth TD of the night.

With only 8 seconds left on the clock, Union was unable to produce its own last-second magic.

Jenks had trailed in the game 30-13, but charged back behind the running of Jones, who finished with 190 yards rushing and 116 yards receiving on three catches.

The game was played at the University of Tulsa's Skelly Stadium in front of 31,555 people.

Piedmont 40, Heritage Hall 21

Heritage Hall's first regular season loss since 1997 came in the form of a yellow 26 Piedmont jersey. That's the uniform belonging to running back Ronnie Osborne, who ran for 314 yards and scored six touchdowns in the win Friday. Coming into the game, Heritage Hall was ranked No. 3 in 2A, while Piedmont was 10th in 3A.

Piedmont led the game 27-7 at halftime, allowing Heritage to creep to 27-14 halfway through the third quarter before Osborne scored on an 80-yard TD run to recapture the game's momentum.

Piedmont is off to its first 3-0 start in five years while Heritage Hall fell to 2-1.

Carl Albert 24, Ardmore 0

Three-time defending 5A champion Carl Albert waited until Week 3 to wake up, when it shook off an 0-2 start and shut out No. 2 Ardmore.

Carl Albert was ranked fifth in 5A after dropping its first two games and avoided its first 0-3 start since 1974.

Carl Albert's defense held Ardmore to just 61 yards on the ground and seven first downs. Ardmore came into the game averaging 325 yards and 28 points per game.

Santee Jackson ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns.

McLain 18, Rogers 6

Ramon Henderson had a hand in all three McLain touchdowns Friday as the 5A Scots beat 6A Rogers.

Henderson ran for two TDs and passed for another and McLain's Delreco Adams ran for 197 yards.

Rogers avoided a shutout with a 73-yard drive ending in Corey Ware's 22-yard TD pass to Keith Mannie with 3:02 to play.

McLain led 12-0 at halftime.


There were several outstanding performances during Week 3:

_ Meeker's Chad Scruggs rushed for 290 yards and scored three TDs in a 36-34 win against Chandler.

_ Guthrie's Steven Smith ran for 301 yards and four scores in a 37-6 win over Noble.

_ Mario Youngblood had 315 yards on 10 carries and scored five TDs as Warner beat Adair, 42-14.

_ John Kirby of Westville ran for 301 yards and four touchdowns in a 26-14 victory against Salina.

_ Kris Jones had three interceptions and seven tackles as Bridge Creek beat Bethel, 44-6.