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The Class 6A-D1 state championship game is set and we have this week off to get prepared for the title clash in two weeks. Jenks and Owasso will square off for the state championship. We’ll have plenty of preview content leading up to kickoff of the game, but we kick things off here with taking a look at both teams and the 6A-D1 Title First Look.
JENKS TROJANS (8-4)
Aug 29 – Beat Mansfield Legacy, TX. 38-0
Sept 6 – Lost To Bixby 57-7
Sept 13 – Lost To Union 35-20
Sept 27 – Lost To Broken Arrow 17-15
Oct 4 – Beat Enid 62-10
Oct 11 – Beat Yukon 68-14
Oct 17 – Beat Edmond Memorial 55-10
Oct 25 – Beat Norman 49-25
Nov 1 – Lost To Edmond Santa Fe 33-30
Nov 8 – Beat Westmoore 44-15
Quarterfinal – Beat Mustang 55-28
Semifinal – Beat Moore 48-20
Championship Appearance: 26th
For the 26th time in their school’s history, the Jenks Trojans will be playing for a state championship. That number 26 is now the state record, breaking the tie with Clinton at 25. Jenks is playing for the gold ball in their second straight year. Head coach Keith Riggs has brought the Trojans to the title game in each of his first two seasons.
Championship Record: 16-9
While they broke their appearance tie with Clinton, they’re still tied at 16 for second most titles in state history. Jenks will be looking to win their first state championship since capturing four straight gold balls from 2012-2015. Jenks is certainly hoping for another gold ball instead of what would be their 10th silver ball in school history.
Offensive Production: 40.9 PPG
When Jenks hit their three-game losing streak in September, the offense was struggling mightily. Ever since then, not only did the team turn it around, but the offense turned it around in a big way. They’ve scored 40+ points in every game but one since that three-game skid. They’re averaging just north of 50 points per game in their playoff victories.
Defensive Production: 22PPG
The Jenks defense opened up the season with a shutout victory in Texas. However, Bixby put up 57 on the Trojans the following week. However, the rest of the season was pretty even for the Trojan D. Jenks gave up 30+ points just twice since the Bixby loss. Both times were in losses. That seems to be the key for Jenks. It’s been somewhat of a bend but don’t break D.
OWASSO RAMS (12-0)
Aug 30 – Beat Bentonville West, AR. 47-34
Sept 6 – Beat Fayetteville, AR. 51-19
Sept 13 – Beat Broken Arrow 42-19
Sept 27 – Beat Union 34-10
Oct 4 – Beat Edmond North 44-0
Oct 11 – Beat Norman North 52-13
Oct 17 – Beat Southmoore 55-3
Oct 25 – Beat Mustang 24-10
Nov 1 – Beat Moore 34-7
Nov 8 – Beat Putnam City North 49-14
Quarterfinal – Beat Norman 52-14
Semifinal – Beat Broken Arrow 42-27
Championship Appearance: 3rd
For the second time in the last three seasons, the Owasso Rams are playing for a gold ball. They’re looking for a perfect season in the process. Before Bill Blankenship led Owasso to the 2017 title game, you have to go back over four decades to find the last time Owasso played for the title.
Championship Record: 1-0-1
Owasso would beat Union in the 2017 title game to bring home their first undisputed championship. The first championship appearance ended in a tie with Ada. So one thing Owasso can certainly claim is that they’re undefeated in championship games. Blankenship has the Rams right there in the title hunt again.
Offensive Production: 43.8 PPG
There isn’t really anything bad to say about Owasso’s offensive production this season. They’ve been the top scoring unit in 6A-D1 and they’ll look to continue that in the title game. They’ve scored 40+ points in all but three games. The Rams have yet to be contained on offense and it’s hard to imagine them getting slowed down this year.
Defensive Production: 14.2 PPG
We almost want to just hit copy and paste here with the defense. Everything we said about the offense is accurate on the other side of the ball. They’ve been the top unit in 6A-D1. They’ve dominated all season and it’s very difficult to imagine this team giving up more than a pair of touchdowns. They’ve given up 20+ points on just two occasions.