Class 6A state championship: Jenks routs Norman North, wins first state title since 2007
Jenks' Allan Trimble becomes first coach in Oklahoma history to win 10 state championships. Jenks or Tulsa Union have won every big-school state title since 1995.
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“He was just saying we finally did it,” Barr'e said. “We worked too hard in the summer to not win this.”
Smallwood, an Oklahoma commit, had a pair of touchdown catches including a 28 yarder in the second quarter.
Smallwood looked bottled up near the 10 but he stiff-armed a defender to the turf and kept going.
“It was crazy,” Smallwood said of the score. “I've been waiting to do something like that all year and it set up perfectly.”
The touchdown put Jenks up 27-0 late in the second quarter.
“We had two or three turnovers there early and they had some chunk plays,” Standley said. “Those really hurt.”
Norman North picked up some momentum just before half when Peyton Gavras hit Corbin Cleveland for a 34-yard touchdown, but the Trojans immediately got it back by returning the ensuing kickoff to take a 41-7 lead into the break.
Gavras threw for 331 yards and three touchdowns but also threw five interceptions.
Junior Dylan Harding picked off Gavras twice, including on the game's final play to send the Trojans into a wild celebration.
“How's this feel? It's better than I ever imagined it,” Smallwood said. “I didn't know how crazy it would be.”