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October 25, 2013

Jenks-Muskogee through the years

1980...Muskogee 26 , Jenks 18

Muskogee was No. 1 in the state. Tony Horn had 9 carries 37 yards in first half but finished with 19 on 133. Jenks was in their first-ever 4A district game after a 3A title in 1979 Stanley Bateman returned an interception 55 yards for a score in first quarter. Curt Denton, a member of the current coaching staff at MHS, had a streak of 10 consecutive extra points extend into that game and end on the final TD.

1984...Jenks 9, Muskogee 6

A pair of 42-yard field goal attempts made the difference. Amir Taherina’s third-quarter attempt for Jenks converted and Jon Payne, who was battling leg cramps from going both ways, missed a 42-yarder with 43 seconds left as the Roughers (3-5) missed an upset opportunity. Jenks remained tied with Tahlequah at the top of the district standings.



1985...Muskogee 21, Jenks 7

Glen Bell had 195 yards on 36 carries. Said Ron Freeman after that game: “I don’t know if it is his best game yardage wise but I think it’s the best he’s ever run.”

1986... Jenks 20, Muskogee 14

Jenks converted six of seven third down attempts in second half to preserve the win. Early in the half, Jenks took over with the ball at its own 44 after a failed MHS fake punt and marched 56 yard in 13 plays to ice the win;.

“Time after time again they came up with first downs in tough situations. Winners make those (type plays) and losers don’t. That’s why we lost the game,” said Ron Freeman in the Phoenix game story.

Glen Bell had 28 carries for 141 yards. Muskogee was flagged 10 times for 95 yards.

It was Muskogee’s last loss. They went on to win eight in a row for their last state championship



1988...Muskogee 20, Jenks 0

After a poor performance on homecoming against Bartlesville, the Roughers went up to Jenks and spoiled their homecoming, outgaining them 264-85 in yards and 13-4 in first downs, including no first downs and 10 yards in the final two quarters. Quarterback Mike Riley hit Tyler Penrod for a touchdown and ran for another. Muskogee went 10-2 that year.

 

 

1991...Jenks 7, Muskogee 0

Maybe the most famous of the losses. Muskogee was No. 10 in the nation in the Dallas Morning News poll and 16th by USA Today, and No. 1 in the state. Jenks, No. 2 in the state, made a 13-play, 61-yard drive late in the first quarter and early into the second quarter stand up on a fourth-and-goal from the 1 run by Jenks’ Phil Perkins. The Roughers drove to the Jenks 29 late in the fourth quarter, but four passes by quarterback Carter Bradley fell incomplete. Muskogee, which came in averaging 261 yards a game was held to 134 yards. Donald Mayes, another current staff member, had 67 yards rushing on 10 carries.

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