Jenks clamps down on Bulldogs
6ai: no. 2 jenks 35, edmond memorial 0 •
JENKS — Jenks rode its defense and a steady offense to cruise past Edmond Memorial 35-0 on homecoming in District 6AI-1 action Friday night at Allan Trimble Stadium.
The No. 2 Trojans (6-1, 3-1) have their final regular season home game next Friday against Norman. The Bulldogs fall to 1-6 overall and remain winless in district play at 0-4.
Jenks had several solid efforts on either side of the ball. Running back Jacob Shelley finished with a game-high 137 yards on 12 carries and had one touchdown.
Fellow running back Dreyson Watters gained 79 yards on 12 carries and had one TD. Quarterback Ian Corwin passed for 185 yards and a pair of touchdown tosses.
The Trojans held Edmond to 113 yards of total offense and six first downs.
Jenks got off to a bit of a slow start, but finally got rolling with a surge late in the first half.
Noah Hernandez got the first score of the game for the
it was down 21-0, had a scoring threat with just over seven minutes left, but it ended with Grant Yates' interception near the goal line. Yates' big play will make it a tastier Saturday for the Chiefs.
“We get sprinkles on our donuts from (assistant) Coach (Clay) Wyse for shutouts when we're watching film in the (Saturday) morning,” Rice said. “We just get donuts for wins and nothing for losses.”
The Chiefs' Saturday mornings have been filled with donuts this year. They improved to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in 3A-4 while Cascia fell to 5-2 and 3-1.
Berryhill has two consecutive shutouts and has allowed only Cascia Hall 0 0 0 0 — 0 Berryhill 14 7 0 7 — 28 BER: Daniel Rice 6 run (Connor Raglund kick)
BER: Dawson James 22 interception return (Raglund kick)
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The Chiefs, who played Cascia for the first time since 2011, had lost six in a row against the Commandos, with three of those shutouts, including 21-0 in the 2009 state final and 28-0 in 2010. For Harper, it was his first win over Cascia in six tries.
“It's a wonderful feeling,” Harper said.
Berryhill's last previous win over Cascia was in a district showdown en route to a state title in 2004.
“I grew up watching Berryhill play against Cascia and I just wanted to be in this position now and get a win,” Rice said. “We had a lot of good energy in summer workouts, we knew we could have a special year and that's what we're doing right now. This win over Cascia was a long time coming and we're really excited about it.”
Jenks' Noah Hernandez (left) drives back Edmond Memorial's Mason Williams during Friday night's game.
Berryhill's Kody Stanley wraps up Cascia Hall's Jaxon Henderson for a sack at Berryhill on Friday. The 28-0 win was the Chiefs' second straight shutout.