Friday, December 5, 2008

Jenks vs. Union

Being from Texas I have a natural bias towards Texas high school football. It was always my opinion that nobody did football like Texas, with the Mojo from Odessa Permian to the national prominence of South Lake Carroll. However, living in South Tulsa, Jenks and Union has changed my thinking. Overall, Oklahoma football cannot hold a stick to Texas high school football, but Jenks and Union is a different story.

For the thirteenth straight season, either Union or Jenks will win the Class 6A title. And, for the sixth time in the past 11 years, those two teams will meet each other in the championship game, which will be played Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at T. Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.

This high school football rivalry has been called the biggest high school football in the nation. It’s so big that ESPN and Sports Illustrated have both spotlighted the “Backyard Bowl.” There is also a documentary called the King of the Mountain which highlighted the competition. To view more about this go to

This Friday Ben R. from my church suits up for Jenks to participate in his first state championship game, starting as a sophomore. It is my hope he dominates the OL and takes home his first of three state championships! If everything holds to form, it should be another classic that goes down to the wire.

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