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October 25, 2013

Jenks-Muskogee through the years

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2005...Jenks 28, Muskogee 26:

Down 28-14 Muskogee scored two TDs within 2:02 in the fourth. Jameel Owens 18 pass from Rell Lewis came with 3:37 left and with 1:35 to play, Rell Lewis scored on a 4-yard run. Lewis’ pass to Owens for the two-point conversion was short and despite protests from Muskogee’s sideline and upstairs coaches, the Trojans got away with having 12 men on the field.

Recalled Lancaster this week, “They had lined up in that on four straight plays and on the last touchdown, Rell came over to me and said ‘Coach, we can’t run the sprint out because they have an extra man on both sides.’ They’d gone from a 6-2 to a 5-2-4 and kept a DB in and Allan told me afterward they didn’t realize it until after the conversion, which they still had 12 on the field. And we didn’t catch it either until the conversion but the officials wouldn’t change it.”

A missed extra point and field goal by John Crank also were factors. Lewis was 12-of-28 for 144 yards passing and rushed 21 times for 133 yards. Owens had four catches for 67 yards.

Lancaster’s team went on to the semifinals and lost a controversial semifinal to Mustang.

 

2006 ...Jenks 52, Muskogee 35 (6A semifinals)

Muskogee had rallied from two touchdowns to tie the game at 28-28 after three quarters and seemingly had the momentum.

Jenks, however, had other ideas.

 A 10-play, 81-yard drive capped by a 31-yard touchdown catch by Tanner Shuck and an 18-yard interception return by Chance Robbins set up a 2-yard TD run by Chris Adkins as the Trojans scored 24 points in the final period.

“Every break went against us, but our kids never quit. We called every play in the book. We had to as Jenks has a great team,” Muskogee coach Matt Hennesy said at the time.

Matt Hulse’s 27-yard field goal and Adkins’ one-yard plunge were the other Trojans’ points in that final period as the Roughers’ season ended at 10-3.

 Jenks quarterback Mark Ginther completed 18 of 30 passes for 183 yards and Adkins ran for a game-high 204 yards on 39 carries. He had all but three of the Trojans’ rushing yards.

Jenks went on to beat Enid for its first title since 2003.



 

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