By Mike Moguin
JENKS – You can by no means rule out Jenks soccer.
The Trojans added additional proof of that reality as they recovered from two landing deficits to beat Broken Arrow 35-34 in extra time on Friday evening at Allan Trimble Stadium. It was one other basic battle between the long-time rivals.
The decisive sport got here when Austin Brown blocked the additional level after a Tiger TD that might have despatched the sport into a second extra time.
“That was the most impressive point of the game,” stated Jenks quarterback Ike Owens.
Kayden Jones scored the Broken Arrow TD from a yard away earlier than the blocked PAT that gave Jenks the win.
Jenks (7-2, 5-1 District 6AI-1) can still drive no less than a share of the district championship subsequent week. The Trojans, who’re tied with Norman North in second place, tackle rivals Bixby in a sport televised by ESPN on Thursday evening.
Bixby, who has gained an 11-man state file 58 straight video games, leads 6AI-1 with a 6-0 file. Jenks can be hoping for a loss to Norman North in subsequent week’s common season finals because the Timberwolves maintain the straight tiebreaker in opposition to the Trojans.
But the Trojans are still processing their unimaginable comeback on Friday in opposition to BA.
Both groups went into extra time tied with 28 factors.
Owens obtained TD going in extra time with a 1-yard quarterback sneak to make it 35-28.
“So proud of our kids for fighting back,” stated Jenks coach Keith Riggs. “They jumped on us quickly at 2 p.m. and we came right back in. Then we had the fiddly recovery in the second half when they ran back for a touchdown but our kids responded.
“We just kept training them and the kids kept playing. That kind of attitude and resilience will pay off later in tight games and in the playoffs.”
Though down by double digits, Owens was one of many Trojans who still believed in it.
“When it was 28-14, I knew we still had the game in our hands. We drove the whole game across the field,” said Owens. “And the protection and offense did a nice job in the fourth quarter.”
Owens overcame the odds he faced in the third quarter when he intercepted BA’s Dietrick Moore at the goal line and stopped Jenks’ opening drive in the second half. Then, on the next drive, Owens fiddled with a snap that Tiger linebacker Sterling Condry retrieved for a 55-yard TD that put it 2:03 in the third quarter, 28-14.
“It was a moist sport and a little bit decrease,” said Owens. “So I couldn’t put it up properly and they took it down and scored.
“It was irritating however we bounced again.”
The Trojan comeback dissipated two possessions later and in the fourth quarter.
After being moved back to the 31 on an intentional grounding call, Owens threw a pass to Jaiden Carroll, who ran for that distance into the end zone and reduced the deficit to 28-21 with 6:58 left.
By this point, Jenks had come alive keeping Broken Arrow (3-6, 3-3) at bay, and the Trojans eventually got the ball right back.
Owens then connected with Ty Walls, who set out for a 54-yard TD to level the game with 2:42 left in regulation.
Keeping his sour hopes alive, Broken Arrow relied on the run to get to the Jenks 28 and then faced a fourth down.
As the Tigers settled on a 45-yard field goal, they attempted a fake instead, with the keeper throwing a pass. But the open receiver dropped the pass.
Jenks took over, dropped to his knees and it went into overtime.
The game started like fireworks.
Broken Arrow opened the game when Owen Jones threw Joshua Willhite in the end zone to the tight end for a 17-yard touchdown in under three minutes.
The Tigers’ defense forced Jenks to a three-and-out. Then, in a play on the next drive, Nate Jones took the ball in wildcat formation, went straight through a hole in the line of scrimmage and rushed 54 yards to the goal line, giving the Tigers a 14-0 lead.
The sinking by two tank destroyers spurred on the Trojans.
On one play, Owens threw to Carroll, who dashed 70 yards for a TD, trailing Jenks by a point.
On her next possession, Jalyn “Zeus” Stanford took over and ran 57 yards for the tying TD, knotting 3:29 on 14-all in the primary quarter.
Then the sunshine rain got here and the sport grew to become extra defensive.
The Tigers took the lead in the second quarter.
In third and ninth place at Jenks’ 30, Owen Jones threw a go to Kade Matthews for a 6:33 beginning TD in the half. Broken Arrow went into halftime with that 21-14 benefit.
Jenks drove 21 on the drive to the Broken Arrow after BA took the lead, nevertheless it faltered when Carroll was stopped in fourth place for a 2-yard loss by 4 Tiger defenders.
Jenks drove to equalize once more earlier than halftime after which tried a 50-yard discipline purpose with hopes of drawing inside 4 factors. But the kick went far to the left.