Jenks cruises past Sand Springs
BY KEVIN HENRY World Correspondent
Saturday, November 07, 2009
SAND SPRINGS — Jenks made sure there would be little drama in its quest to finish the regular season undefeated on Friday night.
Class 6A’s top-ranked Trojans scored on all four of their first-quarter possessions, jumping to a 28-0 lead on their way to a 56-21 victory over Sand Springs in the District 6A-3 finale at Memorial Stadium.
Jenks (10-0, 7-0) had its offense hitting on all cylinders throughout the first half as the Trojans rolled up 341 yards of offense and 18 first downs while facing just two third-down situations.
Cory Jones and Zack Langer each went over the century mark in rushing in the first half, with Jones totaling 117 yards and Langer needing just seven carries to amass 111 yards and three touchdowns.
Jones finished the night as Jenks’ leading rusher with 156 yards and a third-quarter touchdown, pacing a Trojan ground game that accumulated 326 yards.
While Jenks was dominant on the ground, Sawyer Kollmorgen found success through the air. The junior signal-caller finished the first half 7 of 8 for 124 yards and touchdown tosses to three receivers.
After recovering a fumble that ended Sand Springs’ opening possession, Langer and Kollmorgen went to work. Jenks needed just three plays to go 33 yards, with Langer completing the scoring drive with a 7-yard run up the middle to give the visitors a 7-0 lead.
Sand Springs went three-and-out on its next three possessions, and the Trojans scored a touchdown after each. Kollmorgen’s 6-yard scoring pass to Brandon Kitchens completed the Trojans’ dominant first period.
Following Langer’s third touchdown run of the first half, Sand Springs finally got going. Johnny Deaton opened the Sandite drive by finding Kaleb Hines over the middle for a 48-yard pass to move the ball to the Jenks 15.
Two plays later, Terrance Dixon bulled his way into the end zone from 8 yards out to pull the Sandites within 35-7.
Jenks, however, answered before halftime, with Kollmorgen’s 16-yard strike to Jacob Bertelli giving the Trojans a 42-7 edge at intermission.
In their final game for Sand Springs, Deaton threw for 146 yards and a touchdown but was intercepted four times, while Dixon had 143 all-purpose yards and two touchdown runs.
Sand Springs' Shae Morris tries to bring down Jenks running back Cory Jones on Friday. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World