Broken Arrow holds off Jenks, wins first state football title

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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