Jenks clubs Edmond North, gets another shot at Union
BY MIKE BROWN World Sports Writer
Saturday, November 17, 2012
11/17/12 at 4:48 AM
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JENKS - What's better than practicing on Thanksgiving Day to play in the Class 6A football semifinals?
How about a second chance at beating archrival Union?
Top-ranked Jenks earned both prizes Friday, finally breaking away from seventh-ranked Edmond North to win 34-12 in the quarterfinals before about 4,000 chilled spectators at Hunter-Dwelley Field.
Unofficially, Trey'Vonne Barr'e rushed for a season-best 280 yards and scored three times as the Trojans won their 10th straight game after an 0-2 start. Edmond North, making its third straight quarterfinal appearance, ended 10-2.
Jenks advanced to play third-ranked Union next weekend at a site and time to be determined by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association. The Redskins disposed of No. 5 Edmond Santa Fe 52-19 in another quarterfinal game.
The Trojans feel they owe the Redskins for a 14-7 loss inflicted in the opening weekend of the season, not to mention the fact that Union has won the last four 6A state titles.
"Anybody that we've lost to, we feel like we owe them," said Barr'e.
His 80-yard run in the fourth quarter finally broke open the game. Until then, the pesky visitors did everything required to stay in the game. The Huskies trailed 13-9 after Trevor Moore's third field goal, from 43 yards, with 4:08 left in the third quarter, and 20-12 after Moore's fourth field goal early in the fourth quarter.
After the ensuing kickoff, Barr'e surged off tackle, cut behind a block by receiver Jordan Smallwood and streaked home on his 80-yard run, giving Jenks a 27-12 lead.
Barr'e had a 42-yard run on the next possession, setting up his 11-yard score, and the Huskies were done. Barr'e extended his streak of games with at least one touchdown to 25.
Earlier in the fourth quarter, the Trojans caught the Huskies napping and quarterback Kyle Alexander threw 19 yards down the middle to wide-open tight end Garrett Patterson, capping a 72-yard drive and giving the Trojans a 20-9 lead. It was Patterson's first TD reception of the season.
Jenks' defense also came up big against a team averaging 41.9 points and 408.1 yards per game. North managed 134 yards through the air and another 91 on the ground. Moore's four field goals gave him 12 on the season.
Safety Dylan Harding had a key pass breakup and intercepted a pass in the second quarter, undercutting a receiver in the end zone to stop a North scoring threat.
Jenks lead 13-3 at halftime on the strength of a Barr'e 1-yard TD run and Daniel Donley field goals of 32 and 29 yards.
Barr'e, who has rushed for 100 or more yards in all but two games this season, now has 1,740 rushing yards and 26 rushing TDs.
Jenks 34, Edmond North 12
J: FG, Donley 32
EN: FG, Moore 28
J: Barr'e 1 run (Donley kick)
J: FG, Donley 29
EN: FG, Moore 32
E:N FG, Moore 43
J: Patterson 19 pass from Alexander (Donley kick)
EN: FG, Moore 24
J: Barr'e 80 run (Donley kick)
J: Barr'e 11 run (Donley kick)
Original Print Headline: Jenks gets past Edmond North, gets another shot at Union
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Jenks' Trey'Vonne Barr'e, shaking free of Edmond North's David Atkins, ran for 280 yards and three touchdowns on Friday. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World
Jenks safety Dylan Harding intercepts a pass meant for Edmond North's Jackson Silver. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World
Jenks receiver Jordan Smallwood looks for the call from an official after a catch against Edmond North. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World