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