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5A finals Tulsa Washington’s Isaac Bennett makes a gain as East Central defenders give chase in the 5A state championship game Saturday in Stillwater. The Hornets won 32-3.

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Tulsa Washington 32, East Central 3

STILLWATER (AP) — Isaac Bennett ran for 222 yards and two touchdowns and also threw for another score as Booker T. Washington beat East Central 32-3 on Saturday to win its second Class 5A state championship in three years.

Bennett ran 31 yards for a score on the opening drive and the Hornets (13-1) never trailed. He added a 46-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and threw an 18-yard scoring pass to Dante Barnett in the fourth quarter.

Antonio Escobedo hit a 35-yard field goal to cap East Central’s first possession, but the Cardinals (12-2) couldn’t score again against a defense that didn’t allow an offensive touchdown in four playoff games.

Dominique Sells ran for a touchdown from 2 yards out in the second quarter and threw a 43-yard TD pass to Tyler Lockett in the fourth.


Deer Creek-Lamont 28, Shattuck 0

STILLWATER (AP) — Connor Kirby ran for 144 yards and four touchdowns to lead Deer Creek-Lamont to its first state championship Saturday in a 28-0 victory over Shattuck in the Class C title game.

Kirby converted a fake punt on fourth-and-3 late in the first half, then scored on a 45-yard run two plays later to give the Eagles a 14-0 lead at halftime. He added touchdown runs from 11 and 2 yards in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

Deer Creek-Lamont twice stopped Shattuck on fourth down inside the 30-yard line to preserve the shutout.

It was a rematch of a historic game from last season.

The Indians had a 93-game winning streak, the third-longest in high school football history, and seven straight Class C championships before losing to Deer-Creek Lamont in the state semifinals.


Tulsa Union 50, Jenks 47

STILLWATER (AP) — Wide receiver Stephon Weaver threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Christian Hood with 39 seconds left Friday to lift Union to a 50-47 victory over Jenks and the school’s third consecutive Oklahoma Class 6A football championship.

Union recovered from a 21-3 deficit in the first half and had fallen behind 47-44 with 3:19 left in the game when Alex Ross scored for Jenks from 12 yards out — his fourth touchdown of the game. Ross opened the game with an 86-yard kickoff return for a score and also scored on a 69-yard run.

Kale Pearson, however, accounted for 401 total yards and four touchdowns for Union. His quarterback sneak from the Jenks 1 with 7:01 left in the third quarter put the Redskins up 30-27, then he connected with Chris Hall on a 6-yard score following a successful fake field goal play.

Ross pulled Jenks closer, scoring from the 4, but Pearson answered with another 1-yard score.

In the first half, Jenks led by 18 but Jalen Hearron scored from the 3 and Pearson connected with Hood for a 57-yard score to close the gap.

Both teams finished the season at 13-1. Jenks had defeated Union 33-7 in the regular season.


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