Union (OK) beats #15 Jenks (OK) in Backyard Bowl

by Jeff Fisher

Union Redskins high school footballCross-town rival Union (1-1) snapped #15 Jenks‘ 27-game win streak Friday night with a 24-13 win before 18,000-plus fans at the University of Tulsa’s Chapman Field.

The game that is known as the Backyard Bowl came-down to a solid defensive performance by Union, which was coming-off a heartbreaking one-point overtime loss to nationally-ranked Southlake Carroll in Texas the week before. The Redskins picked-off three passes, according to TulsaWorld.com to stop two Jenks’ (1-1) drives.  Union sophomore Tre Brown came-up with two of the picks in the first half.

Union quarterback Mason Farquhar had a big game with 234 yards passing for three touchdowns, plus he ran for a score.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.