BY BARRY LEWIS - Tulsa World •
Published: December 4, 2010
/articleid/3520811/1/pictures/1282342"> Tulsa Union players hoist the gold ball in the air after winning the Class 6A state championship Friday. Photo by JOEY JOHNSON, For the Tulsa World
The Redskins then drove for the winning points with key plays being Pearson sneaking for a first down on fourth-and-1 at the Union 42, followed by Pearsonâ€™s 30-yard pass to Geb Osifeso.
Poor starts derailed Jenksâ€™ last two appearances in the state title game, but that wasnâ€™t a problem this time as Alex Ross returned the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown. Jenks, on its second offensive play, made it 14-0 as Ross raced 69 yards off left tackle for his second TD.
Union answered with Hunter Atyiaâ€™s 36-yard field goal, but Jenks scored again on Kollmorgenâ€™s 19-yard TD pass to Jacob Bertelli. Kollmorgen was 3-of-3 for 69 yards on the drive.
The Redskins responded with Jalen Hearronâ€™s 3-yard TD run around left end with 20 seconds left in the first quarter, but the extra-point kick was missed after a high snap.
Two minutes later, Union struck with Pearsonâ€™s 57-yard TD bomb to Hood. On Jenksâ€™ ensuing possession, the Trojans appeared to be stopped on third down at their 30, but Union was called for a personal foul. Seven plays later, Kollmorgen tossed a 4-yard TD pass to Zack Langer after Bertelliâ€™s 16-yard reception. Ross, however, was tackled short of the end zone on the Trojansâ€™ two-point attempt.
Union then drove 71 yards in eight plays, capped by Pearsonâ€™s 1-yard TD sneak on third down with 1:10 left in the half. A key moment on the drive was Union calling a timeout at its 38 to rethink punting on fourth-and-1. The gamble paid off as Hearron gained 2 and then Pearson passed 34 yards to a diving Hood at the Jenks 26.
Jenksâ€™ Trent Martin recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, and the Trojans were content to run out the final minute and take a 27-23 lead into intermission.