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Tulsa Union repeats with blowout win over Jenks

By Ryan Aber, Staff Writer Modified: December 5, 2009 at 7:10 am •  Published: December 5, 2009

TULSA — There have been plenty of classic football matchups between Jenks and Tulsa Union in the last 15 years.

Games that have gone down to the wire and even to overtime and earned the rivalry a place among the nation’s best.

Friday night at Chapman Stadium was not one of them.

Tulsa Union took control from the opening kickoff, and Jenks sputtered from the start as the Redskins won their second consecutive Class 6A title with a 52-19 blowout win in front of 10,776 fans.

"We knew we would come out fast,” Union tight end Deonte Morris said. "And we did and after that. They weren’t going to stop us.”

The win caps a roller-coaster postseason for the Redskins, who alternated close calls in the first and third rounds with blowouts in the second round and Friday night.

"We just weren’t focused all the time,” Redskins quarterback Chase Boyce said. "But we came out focused tonight, and it showed.”

The teams’ regular-season meeting was close, with Jenks winning 27-25.

Friday night, though, things got out of hand quickly.

The Redskins set the tone on the first play, as Jacob Rice picked up the opening kickoff, threw the ball laterally across the field to Thomas Roberson, and Roberson went 76 yards for a touchdown. The play was reminiscent of the "Home Run Throwback” that the Tennessee Titans used to beat the Buffalo Bills in a 2000 NFL Wild Card game.