Top 10 of 2017: No. 5 – Owasso breaks through


That was the last time any team other than Jenks or Union had won the football state championship in Oklahoma’s largest class.

Until 2017.

The Owasso Rams, defeated the Union Redskins, 21-14, to take down the defending champs and win the 6A-I title.

Owasso (12-1) also avenged its only loss of the year, a regular season loss to Union, 44-41 in double overtime.

Coach Bill Blankenship, in his first season at the helm in Owasso, put a stop to the Jenks/Union domination, of which he was a part, coaching Union from 1992-2005 and winning titles in 2002, 2004 and 2005.

After the Union loss, the Rams won the final eight games they played in 2017, and by a margin of 42.0-11.3.

To reinforce the Jenks/Union streak was over, Owasso defeated Jenks, 21-0, in the state semifinal.

Top 10 of 2017

No. 1 – Stars softball is simply sensational
No. 2 – OU repeats and repeats and repeats
No. 3 – Lions go undefeated through regular season
No. 4 – OCU WBB picks up fourth title in six years
No. 5 – Owasso breaks through
No. 6 – SGU shuts down
No. 7 – Three-peat for Randall
No. 8 – 48 straight
No. 9 – OCU’s Animat, Shaw dominate NAIA cross country
No. 10 – Luper, Stallard and the Bronchos