Union vs Jenks
When won’t this game be the perennial game of the year? Last Friday’s games were sufficient to stave off a ravenous appetite, but these two as always have the Backyard Brawl circled.
Since 1993 only twice has the 6A (now 6A-I) Championship gone to anyone besides Jenks and Union. Midwest City went back to back in ’94-95 but since then no one has even sniffed the gold ball.
Union headed down to the Dallas metroplex to take on powerhouse Southlake Carroll. The Redskins and Dragons were part of the Southwest Showcase hosted in AT&T Stadium aka Jerry’s World. It was a hard fought game with Union pulling ahead in the third quarter with leads of 10 points and 7 at different times. The game came down to overtime where Union scored first to take the lead again. The Dragons responded and then ran a trick play on the ensuing PAT to seal the game.
Defending state champion Jenks (6A-I) had just as big a challenge in defending state champ Bixby (6A-II.) It was the Trojans who found themselves behind early before reeling off 58 points in just under 24 minutes to power past the Spartans 58-24. Senior QB Cooper Nunley and Oklahoma State commit ATH Dillon Stoner picked up right where they left off from last year’s championship game heroics against Union.
With Union looking for the first win of the season and facing their bitter rivals, who they lost out to for another state championship. Don’t look for Jenks to get caught up in the pageantry, they’re looking for a 4th straight title.
The rivals meet Friday at 7 pm at H.A. Chapman Stadium located on the Tulsa University campus.
Millwood vs Douglass
It’s the Soul Bowl. A game big enough between two smaller schools that they have the audacity to play it on a Saturday. That’s right, the Soul Bowl takes place on Saturday. Don’t worry though, kickoff is at 1 pm. You’ll have plenty of time to get back home and enjoy the OU game.
Millwood has begun the year on an interesting note. Not only do they play games on Saturdays, but they had every intention to play on a Thursday in week one at Star Spencer. Everyone showed up, excited to kick off the season opener against Star Spencer but someone forgot to call the referees. Woops.
The Falcons had no interest in rescheduling the game due to the cost of feeding and transporting players, staff, cheerleaders, and band members. Star Spencer bit the bullet and refunded tickets and paid stadium staff, living them with an empty wallet to start the season. Like many other schools, Star Spencer relies on gate revenue to support their football season and other sports. Let’s hope they can get their dates right for their future home games.
Douglass on the other hand had no problem and their opponent Northeast High School maybe wishes the refs hadn’t shown up to the 74-18 drubbing.
Millwood and Douglass is always a fun and festive atmosphere and a must see for any high school football fan. Let’s just hope everyone has the right date and time for this one.