Fake punt lying in wait all season
BY MIKE BROWN World Sports Writer
Saturday, December 01, 2012
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STILLWATER - Trey Michalczewski said the play has been in the Jenks Trojans playbook all season, but Friday was the first time the coaching staff called it.
Early in the fourth quarter, he raced 15 yards out of punt formation on fourth down, extending a drive that ended with an insurance score in the Trojans' 55-20 win over Norman North in the Class 6A football final in Boone Pickens Stadium.
"We give him the option and he runs it when he thinks it's open," head coach Allan Trimble said. "Good judgment, I guess."
Michalczewski's contributions couldn't be overlooked on a night when running back Trey'Vonn Barr'e ran wild, nor those of quarterback Kyle Alexander.
Alexander threw for 198 yards and three touchdowns while Michalczewski had five receptions for 132 yards.
They teamed on a huge play in the third quarter when Norman North had scored two quick touchdowns and threatened to get back into the game after Jenks led 41-7 at halftime.
Michalczewski caught Alexander's perfectly thrown deep-out pass along the sideline, evaded one defender and raced to the end zone, turning it into a 66-yard scoring play that stopped North's momentum and gave the Trojans a 48-20 lead.
"(Alexander) threw a perfect ball right in there and I just caught it," Michalczewski said. "He played amazing, threw perfect passes, controlled the offense, just did a great job."
Trimble said Michalczewski could have been distracted this season after committing to play baseball at the University of Oklahoma and signing with the Sooners last month, but he didn't do that.
"He came out here and blessed us with his athleticism, even though his career's in baseball," Trimble said. "He's fabulous. He stuck it out, and not only did he stick it out, he made a real commitment."
Michalczewski said he wanted to be a part of Jenks' 13th state title overall, and the school's first since 2007.
"It really meant a lot to me to come out and finish off strong and bring the gold ball back to Jenks," he said. "And we did that."
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Jenks' Trey Michalczewski chases after a loose ball Friday night in Stillwater. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World