• Broken Arrow holds off Jenks, wins first state football title

    By: Jeff Kolb


    Not even Mother Nature, despite her considerable efforts, could keep Broken Arrow from winning its first state football title.

    The top-ranked Tigers, a perennial contender with the reputation of not being able to win the big game, completed a perfect season despite numerous obstacles, including the weather, in the Class 6A Division I final Friday night at H.A. Chapman Stadium.

    Broken Arrow, in its fourth appearance in the title game, survived a stunning start and finish to the first half, plus a late-game thunderstorm delay of more than two hours that was followed by a late Jenks scoring threat to defeat the No. 2 Trojans 28-20 before 9,875 fans.

    Myles Slusher’s goal-line interception with 20 seconds left saved the night for the Tigers after Jenks had a first down at the Broken Arrow 9.

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