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Guide to the Class 6A championship: No. 2 Tulsa Union vs. No. 1 Jenks

by Jacob Unruh Modified: December 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm •  Published: December 11, 2013

Dylan Harding and Jenks are going for their second consecutive state championship in Class 6A Thursday against Union. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman
Dylan Harding and Jenks are going for their second consecutive state championship in Class 6A Thursday against Union. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman

When: 7 p.m., Thursday

Where: Chapman Stadium, University of Tulsa

TV: FSOK (Cox 37/HD 722, Dish 441, DirecTV 679, U-verse 754/1754)

Radio: KRXO-FM 107.7

Records: Tulsa Union 11-2 (7-0 District 6A-1, first); Jenks 13-0 (7-0 District 6A-2, first)

How they got here: Tulsa Union 63, Sapulpa 21; Tulsa Union 49, Edmond North 7; Tulsa Union 30, Broken Arrow 18.

Jenks 14, Owasso 10; Jenks 33, Midwest City 14; Jenks 46, Westmoore 14

Players to watch: Tulsa Union — Jeffery Mead, WR. The Oklahoma commitment has been spectacular this season, catching 58 passes for 1,015 yards and 14 touchdowns. He’s a big target at 6-foot-6, too.

Mason Farquhar, QB. He’s quietly had a nice season with more than 2,400 yards passing and 26 touchdowns. He’s gotten some aid with big targets like Mead and another Oklahoma commitment Carson Meier at tight end.

Jenks — Steven Parker, DB/WR. Parker entered the season as the state’s top recruiting prospect, and he still remains atop The Oklahoman’s Super 30. He’s a 6-foot-2 safety who is an excellent pass defender and tackler, but he’s also been impressive offensively with 22 receptions and four touchdowns.

Dylan Harding, DB/WR. Another 6-foot-2 safety, the Oklahoma State commitment has been equally as impressive on the offensive side of the ball with 16 receptions and six touchdowns. He also caught the game-winning TD in the first meeting this season between the two teams.

Storylines: Tulsa Union — Union’s underrated defense will have to come up with a big stop or turnover. Jenks’ defense may be the best in the state and has not allowed a team to score more than 28 points this season, which leaves Union’s defense with a tough task of slowing down the Trojans’ offense.

Jenks — The Trojans can play defense, but how much can they score on Tulsa Union’s defense? They’ve only allowed one team more than 23 points this season and that was the season-opening 44-20 loss to DeSoto, Texas. Jenks had the last laugh earlier this season with a last-second TD, but can it do the same again in a tight situation?

The pick: Jenks 28, Tulsa Union 21

by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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