Norman North senior and recent Oklahoma commit Jordan Evans had been a big-play spark for the Timberwolves lately, recording a special-teams return touchdown in each of the three previous games in the playoffs.
But the streak ended Friday night. Evans was back on kickoff and punt returns, but was rarely kicked to.
Among his three returns, one was killed because a teammate called for a fair catch, and he was unable to cleanly field another bouncing kickoff.
The Jenks student body clearly understands how to celebrate the pursuit for a gold ball.
The majority of the student section was clothed some sort of gold clothing. The cheer squads had gold pom-pons and painted their shoes gold. And a few fans chose gold body paint to show their support. Another wore a gold football helmet with red JENKS letters on the sides.
Win-Win champs honored
Heisman Trophy winners Steve Owens, Billy Sims and Jason White were on hand at halftime to present trophies to the winners of the OSSAA's annual Win-Win Week.
Southmoore (6A), Del City (5A), Tecumseh (4A), Lexington and Purcell (3A), Mounds (2A), Canton (A) and Boise City (B) were named state champions.
The schools were among the 60 in the state that participated in the annual program, which encourages schools to raise cancer awareness and funds for the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma. The schools statewide combined to raise nearly $84,000.
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND RYAN ABER