Jenks Beats Union In Record Setting Game


Saturday, December 4th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


The largest crowd ever to see a high school football game in Oklahoma saw Jenks score two first-quarter touchdowns and then hold on to beat Tulsa Union 14-to-7.

A sellout crowd of 40,385 people packed Skelly Stadium, home of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, to watch the top two Class Six-A teams duel for the title last night for the second straight year. With heavy rain falling and lightning strikes in the background, the game ended with Union's Tyler Gooch completing a long pass to Jay Felker inside the 10-yard line for a first down, but time expired on the play.

Union took a 7-to-0 lead early in the first quarter when, facingfourth-and-1, Gooch hit Jerome Janet for a 20-yard touchdown. Jenks tied it on the next drive, going 66 yards in five plays with Kejuan Jones scoring on a 33-yard run. The Trojans scored what proved to be the final points on the last play of the quarter on a four-yard pass to Jason Wilshire.

Before today, the largest crowd at an Oklahoma high school game was 33,250 for the 1969 Three-A championship between Tulsa Hale and Tulsa Washington, also at Skelly Stadium.