Hennessey coach Rick Luetjen credited the speed in Vian's offense for making the difference.
“They've got a hell of a football team with a great chance to win it, and I hope they do,” he said.
The Frederick Bombers dominated all the way around and whipped visiting Commerce 42-0 in a Class 2A quarterfinal. Quarterback Blake Cotton passed for three touchdowns, including two scoring tosses to Jessie Webb. The Bombers' receiver caught five balls for 116 yards. Running back Trey Booker added 64 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
The Frederick defense was tough. Commerce (11-2) managed just 78 total yards of offense. Frederick (13-0) forced four turnovers.
FORGAN SCORES LATE
Kameron Hall caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Dalton Lemieux with 35 seconds left in the game Friday night, and Forgan edged Cherokee 24-20 in a Class C semifinal at Woodward High School. Cherokee (12-1) kept it close, though, when sophomore Tanner Bowman scored on a 60-yard run. Bowman finished the game with 184 yards and two touchdowns over 27 carries.
Forgan improved to 12-0. The Bulldogs will play No. 1-ranked Tipton, which defeated Sharon-Mutual 28-20 Friday night in the other semifinal. The day and site of the state championship game will be announced this weekend.
HOW THEY FARED
How the No. 1-ranked football teams fared through Week 3 of the playoffs:
No. 1 Tulsa Union (10-3) lost to No. 2 Jenks (11-2), 41-10
No. 1 Tulsa East Central (9-4) defeated No. 9 McAlester (8-5), 26-14
No. 1 Wagoner (11-2) lost to No. 3 Anadarko (13-0), 24-14
No. 1 Kingfisher (13-0) defeated unranked Stigler (10-3), 41-12
No. 1 Vian (13-0) defeated No. 6 Hennessey (10-3), 43-13
No. 1 Wynnewood (12-0) defeated No. 3 Thomas (11-1), 42-21
No. 1 Laverne (13-0) defeated No. 8 Rejoice Christian (11-2), 48-8
No. 1 Tipton (13-0) defeated No. 4 Sharon-Mutual (11-2), 28-20