Corwin, Trojans Overcome Rival Union in Backyard Bowl

Jenks came out strong and never looked back in their 27-10 win over Union in the MidFirst Bank Backyard Bowl.

Over 9,000 fans looking on during the 2018 MidFirst Bank Backyard Bowl football game between Union and Jenks at H. A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, OK. Photo by David Prentice/Defining Moment

The tone was set at Jenks took up over half of the first quarter with a 13 yard opening drive capped off by a 12 yard touchdown pass from Ian Corwin to Dreyson Watters.  Jenks retained the lead throughout the entire game.

Not long after, Corwin hit Julian Clarke for a 73 yard touchdown with three second left in the first quarter, giving them a 13-0 lead.

Jenks receiver Julian Clarke celebrates his 73 yard touchdown with team mate Bo Estes during the 2018 MidFirst Bank Backyard Bowl football game between Union and Jenks at H. A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, OK. Photo by David Prentice/Defining Moment

Union made it on the board after a 22 yard reception by Kyler Pearson, who would also cap off the drive with an 10 yard reverse.

The momentum would be short lived as Corwin found Blake Pitcock for a touchdown 45 seconds later, giving Jenks a 20-7 lead going into the lockerrooms for halftime.

Jenks receiver Blake Pitcock shakes a tackle during the 2018 MidFirst Bank Backyard Bowl football game between Union and Jenks at H. A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, OK. Photo by David Prentice/Defining Moment

 

Union attempted to gain some momentum following halftime, but would be immediately picked off by Blake Pitcock off of a bounce.

Union would later score their last three points via a 25 yard field goal by Noah Rauschenberg.

Jenks’s final touchdown would come from Noah Hernandez.

Corwin finished the game with 15-23 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns.

Jenks quarterback Ian Corwin draws back for a pass during the 2018 MidFirst Bank Backyard Bowl football game between Union and Jenks at H. A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, OK. Photo by David Prentice/Defining Moment

Jenks is now 3-0 and will travel to Broken Arrow on September 21. Union, now 1-2, will host Owasso in a rematch of the 6A-I state championship.

Want to see more?  We’ve got photos from this game available here.