The Jenks Trojans defeated Union 22-0 last Friday in the “Backyard Bowl,” which was the 64th meeting between the two schools.
Jenks extended its all-time record to 41-23 against its rival as it shutout Union for the second straight year.
It was Union that captured momentum early with an interception on Jenks’ first drive.
Trojan freshman quarterback Shaker Reisig threw a pick on his first attempt of the game, but would bounce back.
After a few possessions by both teams, Reisig threw to running back Jaiden Carrol for a 50-yard touchdown completion. The extra point by Andrew Purcell would have Jenks take a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter.
On the ensuing Union drive, led by big plays from running back Antonio “Junior” Smith and quarterback Grayson Tempest, they found themselves down at the Jenks 17-yard line.
A handoff to running back Rovaughn Banks had him going to the end zone, only to fumble on a hit by Joey Havir.
The end of the play gave Jenks the ball back on a touchback, negating the touchdown from the Union offense.
Jenks was driving down the field midway through the second quarter. The drive was highlighted by receivers Ty Walls and Glenver Jones, with running backs Jalyn Stanford Carroll doing the work on the ground.
It was capped off by a Carroll rushing touchdown from the 1.
On the extra point, the snap was bobbled by holder Ty Walls. Walls scrambled and dodged defenders before finally finding his guy in the end zone for two points.
The game was plagued by penalties on both sides of the ball.
A total of 22 penalties were called on these teams, with most of them being false starts or holding flags.
Drives were forced to be halted and punted away after two or three straight plays were penalized.
Jenks carried its 15-0 advantage into the fourth quarter.
Looking for a more comfortable lead, head coach Keith Riggs dialed up a trick play.
A toss to Carroll made the Union secondary inch forward.
Carroll squared up and delivered a deep strike to Walls, who had to beat one defender on his way to a 69-yard touchdown reception. The score, followed by a Purcell extra point, pushed the Trojans to the final margin.
After that score, Union continued to have a tough time getting the offense going as it punted twice more in the fourth.
Jenks closed the game with strong running by Stanford and Carroll and was able to kneel down in victory formation and leave Union-Tuttle Stadium with a win.
Jaiden Carrol led the Jenks Trojans in rushing, while also recording a receiving and passing touchdown.
The Trojans, coming off last week’s loss to Bixby, improved to 2-1 entering district play.
Union dropped to 2-1 with the loss.