There was little doubt about this one for much of the second half, though, especially after David Todd returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown late in the third to put Union up, 38-13.
“We made some uncharacteristic mistakes and a lot of them had nothing to do with Tulsa Union but were about Santa Fe,” Wolves coach Lance Manning said. “Five turnovers against a four-time defending state champion isn't going to get it done.”
Todd's touchdown was the first of two defensive touchdowns for the Redskins.
The Wolves lost to Jenks in the same round a year ago, also at home.
Justice Hansen put up big numbers — 344 passing yards and a couple of touchdowns to go with a running touchdown. But the Wolves couldn't move the ball on the ground.
The Redskins held Santa Fe to just 28 yards rushing and Hansen gained 21 on one carry.
Trevan Smith had five catches for 187 yards and a touchdown.
“Their defense got after us up front,” Manning said. “We got in the hole that early and had to try to play catch-up from there and there really wasn't an opportunity to establish the run game.”
Edmond Santa Fe's season ends 10-2.
“It was a great season,” Manning said. “We've just got to figure out how to get over the hump of the 6A semifinals.”