BY BARRY LEWIS World Sports Writer
Saturday, October 06, 2012
10/06/12 at 4:28 AM
BROKEN ARROW - An injury kept Jenks tailback Trey'Vonne Barr'e from finishing what he started in a loss against Broken Arrow last year.
On Friday night, Barr'e went the distance and was a key factor on both sides of the ball to help lead the top-ranked Trojans past No. 2 Broken Arrow 24-7 in a District 6A-2 showdown at Memorial Stadium.
Barr'e had 31 carries for 217 yards and a touchdown. As a defensive back, he had a pivotal pass breakup in the end zone.
"He's a tremendous competitor," Jenks coach Allan Trimble said.
Last year, Barr'e had 301 all-purpose yards but missed the final quarter of a 31-21 loss at Broken Arrow due to an ankle injury.
"This was big. I was sad last year here, but I'm happy now," Barr'e said. "I have to give a shoutout to all my line, I love them all."
While Barr'e had a big game and backup Brett Tye added 43 rushing yards, Tigers standout tailbacks Devon Thomas and Cameron Wrenn were held to a combined 46 yards on 22 carries.
"We knew we had to stop their running game," Jenks linebacker-fullback Trent Taber said. "Our defense is jelling and playing together. We're worlds apart from where we were last year when we played here."
Broken Arrow quarterback Coleman Key completed 13-of-29 passes for 115 yards and was sacked twice by Marquise Overton.
"Jenks was more physical than we were," Broken Arrow coach Steve Spavital said.
It took only 105 seconds for Jenks (4-2, 3-0) to open the scoring as Barr'e broke free for a 44-yard touchdown run.
The Tigers were totally stymied on offense early in the game and had to punt four times in the first quarter. In contrast, Barr'e had 98 yards rushing in the opening period.
"At that start we were overexcited," Spavital said. "We just needed to settle down and play. For the most part our defense played well."
Jordan Smallwood scored on a 22-yard left reverse to open the second quarter as Jenks increased its lead to 14-0.
Broken Arrow had two good scoring opportunities late in the first half. The first ended when Dylan Harding recovered Devon Thomas' fumble at the Trojans 24. On the next play, however, Broken Arrow's Uriah Webb fell on a fumble by Barr'e at the Jenks 26.
The Tigers, facing a fourth-and-3 at the Jenks 5 with 28 seconds left in the half, elected to go for the touchdown, but Barr'e made an outstanding play in the end zone to deflect Key's pass.
"That was a huge play," Trimble said.
Midway through the third quarter, Daniel Donley's 27-yard field goal increased Jenks' lead to 17-0.
Broken Arrow (3-3, 2-1) responded with a nine-play, 45-yard drive that was capped by Thomas' 2-yard TD run with 1:12 left that made it 17-7 in the third period.
The Tigers, however, never seriously threatened to get any closer. Jenks wrapped up the win with an eight-play, 69-yard drive that was ignited by quarterback Kyle Alexander's 9-yard scramble for a first down. Barr'e followed with a 36-yard run that set up Alexander's 19-yard touchdown pass to Nathan Gee with 1:30 remaining.
"They are the better team," Spavital said about the Trojans. "They were far more aggressive than we were, and they wanted it more than we did. They beat us in all three phases. I said it going in, I thought they were the best team in the state, and they sure proved it."
Jenks 24, Broken Arrow 7
J: Barr'e 44 run (Donley kick)
J: Smallwood 22 run (Donley kick)
J: FG Donley 27
BA: Thomas 2 run (Moore kick)
J: Gee 19 pass from Alexander (Donley kick)
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Jenks running back Trey’Vonne Barr’e rushed for 217 yards on 31 carries in the Trojans’ win over Broken Arrow. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World
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Broken Arrow running back Devon Thomas (4) tries to run past Jenks’ defensive back Austin Casillas on Friday night in BrokenArrow. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World
Broken Arrow quarterback Coleman Key passes against Jenkson Friday night in Broken Arrow. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World