EDMOND — Justice Hansen had a lot on his mind Thursday.
Not only did the four-star quarterback receive his Under Armour All-America Game jersey that morning in an assembly at Edmond Santa Fe. He was also finally making his anticipated season debut after missing last week's opener with a hamstring injury.
It just took an extra 90 minutes for it to happen after a lightning delay.
However, everything was right in Hansen's world when he stepped onto the field at Wantland Stadium.
The Oklahoma commitment threw for 301 yards, rushed for 114 and scored five total touchdowns to lead the fourth-ranked Wolves to a 49-35 victory against Yukon.
Even with the impressive numbers, he expects more.
“I thought I played good in the first half,” Hansen said. “In the second half, I kind of tailed off a bit. I need to pick that up.”
The Wolves (1-1) had a 35-21 lead at the half, but only scoring on two of their eight drives in the second half. Hansen was also just 4 for 12 for 70 yards.
“I thought later on we got a little sloppy in the game,” Edmond Santa Fe coach Lance Manning said. “The thing is we got sloppy offensively. I thought we got tired up front, we weren't run blocking, I thought our receivers dropped too many footballs, and I think there was a couple poor decisions on Justice's part later on.
“I felt like early on in the game we were really, really good offensively. I think we had them reeling. I love the game plan and the decision making and everything involved in the first half.”
Yukon (1-1) also had a hand in the sloppiness by refusing to go away, even when trailing by three touchdowns.
Quarterback Hayden Somerville, who threw for 330 yards and three TDs, attempted to rally a comeback.
He brought the game to the two-touchdown deficit with an 8-yard TD pass to tight end Parker Bohannan and a two-point conversion pass to Corey Sudduth with less than four minutes remaining. But Santa Fe recovered the onside kick and consumed enough time on the clock to seal the win.
Still, that left Manning expecting more out of his defense, which allowed just three points last week in a loss to Midwest City.
“We can't give up 35 points like that,” Manning said. “That's too much. We've got to be better on defense. I'm not into outscoring people and having shootouts.”
But a shootout was a better result for the Wolves, and that's in part to having Hansen back.
He connected with Malik Earl twice for TDs and Aaron Jones once.
Hansen also scored on runs of 13 and 41 yards, showing his hamstring is healthy and he's ready for the rest of the season.
“I felt good,” Hansen said. “We had a lot going on and it was good to get the jersey and be able to come here and win.”