For Broken Arrow, the fourth time was the charm.
In its fourth appearance in the championship game, No.1 seed Broken Arrow (13-0) edged No. 2 seed Jenks to complete an undefeated season and capture the Class 6A Division I title at H.A. Chapman Stadium.
There was a lightning delay of over two hours late in the game but for a program over 100 years old, the wait was well worth it to hoist the gold ball.
Myles Slusher secured the elusive championship for Broken Arrow thanks to a clutch goal-line interception with 20 seconds left.
Coach David Alexander and Broken Arrow are the first team in the state’s largest classification to have an undefeated season since Jenks in 2013 and are the third since 2002, according to Tulsa World.
Broken Arrow quarterback Quintevin Cherry amassed 146 rushing yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns.
Broken Arrow’s Noah Cortes racked up 120 yards on 30 carries and his school-record 35th touchdown of the season in the victory.
Jenks quarterback Ian Corwin went 17-of-28 for 319 yards through the air.
The Broken Arrow offense covered plenty of ground, tallying four touchdown drives of 80-plus yards.
Broken Arrow’s 20-14 deficit at halftime was the first time they trailed at intermission this season, according to Tulsa World.
Broken Arrow responded by outscoring Jenks 14-6 in the second half to claim the crown.
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