Just a few minutes before 11 p.m. Friday night, the world of Class 6A football felt a seismic shock wave.
That's when Owasso's Keon Hatcher caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Kason Key, sealing the Rams' 41-38 win over Tulsa Union and snapping its 94-game district winning streak.
The impact of the win is still rocking the town of Owasso, and it will continue to be felt across the state, possibly until the state finals.
Jenks and Union have won the last 15 Class 6A state championships, and no other team has reached the finals since Enid did so in 2006.
But Union's loss on Friday could open the door for someone else to get into the title game.
Should the rest of the season hold to form — and after Week 6, who really thinks that will happen? — Union and Jenks would be aligned to meet in the semifinals, though both are facing potentially significant injury issues.
The team on the bad end of Friday's shake-up would be the District 6A-1 champion (likely Midwest City). The Bombers would be facing potential matchups with Union in the quarterfinals and Jenks in the semifinals just to get to the title game.
On the other side of the bracket, some of the season's top noisemakers would be lined up with each other, namely Owasso, which might have set itself up with a much easier playoff road.
“We did something no one thought we could do, except the people in the locker room,” Key said. “It was a great team bonding experience, and we're enjoying it. But we're already looking to next week.
“We can't totally focus on last night. We've got to get ready for our next game and start preparing ourselves for the playoffs.”
With the Week 5 win at Lawton, Edmond Santa Fe has itself in the best situation in District 6A-2, but the game with unbeaten Edmond North still looms in the regular-season finale. And North still has to face Lawton as well.
But winning the 6A-2 title would keep that team on the side of the bracket opposite Jenks and Union. Same for the third-place team in the district, while the runner-up would be in line for a potential second-round meeting with Jenks.
Of course, Santa Fe coach Lance Manning is quick to point out that things are far from settled in 6A-2, one of the most challenging districts he says he's ever seen.
“It's a little early to start worrying about playoffs and that kind of stuff,” he said. “We're kind of worried about taking care of our business. Our schedule is brutal.
“We haven't even looked at the bracket or how any of it sets up. It'll be fun, if we're in a position to be in the playoffs, to look at it then and see how it shakes out.”
And no one is looking at one loss as a major shift of power in the 6A universe.
“Everybody knows Jenks and Union are still good and still the favorites,” Manning said. “But this proves that there is more parity, and anyone can win on any night.
It's a lot of fun to talk about right now, and it's gonna be really exciting to see how it will unravel.”