Highlights: Union Survives Owasso 44-41 in Double OT Classic

The matchup between the Union Redskins and Owasso Rams on Friday night at Tuttle Stadium lived up to the hype as Class 6A-I Division 2 No. 1 Redskins (5-0) handed No. 2 Rams (4-1) their first loss of the season with a 44-41 second overtime win.

“I’m very proud of our guys, it was one heck of a game,” Union head coach Kirk Fridrich said.

Union head coach Kirk Fridrich speaks to his players during a high school football game between Owasso and Union at Tuttle Stadium in Tulsa, OK. Photo by Rip Stell/Defining Moment

Union trailed 20-7 early in the second quarter but rallied to tie the game up 20-20 by halftime. They took their first lead of the game with 3:12 to go in the game.

 

Heading into overtime tied 34-34, Redskins quarterback Peyton Thompson found AK Wilson for a 16-yard touchdown. Owasso responded back when quarterback Will Kuehne ran for a 2-yard touchdown.

Union quarterback Peyton Thompson takes the snap during a high school football game between Owasso and Union at Tuttle Stadium in Tulsa, OK. Photo by Rip Stell/Defining Moment

After the Redskins defense stopped Owasso from scoring on their first possession in second OT, Union’s Noah Rauschenberg sealed the win with a 26-yard field goal in the second overtime.

 

The Redskins were led by senior wideout CJ Moore, who finished the night with two touchdowns for 28 yards and 49 yards.

 

Owasso forced several turnovers and interceptions that turned into touchdowns – one of which was on a controversial 96-yard fumble return by Kelyn Jones.

“I was proud of our defense and the way we continued to battle,” Fridrich said. “In overtime, whatever our guys needed they had each other’s back.”

Union missed four missed points after touchdown.

“The atmosphere, the fans, the execution of plays – it was all great.,” Fridrich said. “After this game, I was looking around for the gold ball hoping they would just give it to us right now and we could go on to basketball, but we have a few more weeks to play.”

Union players celebrate with each other during a high school football game between Owasso and Union at Tuttle Stadium in Tulsa, OK. Photo by Rip Stell/Defining Moment

Owasso head coach Bill Blankenship was back at Union for the first time since 2005, after leaving the school with his third gold ball.

The Redskins will travel to Moore to take on the Lions (3-2) on Thursday, October 5.

The Rams will look to bounce back by hosting the Putnam City North Panthers (1-4) Friday, October 6.

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