Union Redskins vs. Jenks Trojans (2017 Backyard Bowl)

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Union Redskins Hand Jenks Trojans Third Straight Loss

The matchup between the Union Redskins and Jenks Trojans is always thrilling and their meeting Friday night at H.A. Chapman Stadium at the University of Tulsa did not disappoint. (Click HERE for a full replay of the game.)

The Class 6A-District 1 No. 1 Redskins (3-0) pulled away late and defeated No. 5 Trojans (0-3) 59-40.

Union’s 59 points are the most points the Redskins have ever scored against Jenks. The previous record was 55 points, which happened in 1998 when they defeated the Trojans 55-45.

“Jenks has a really great squad,” Union head coach Kirk Fridrich said. “They really came out and tested us tonight. I’m really proud of our team and how they responded. It’s the first time we’ve seen adversity.”

Fridrich is now 11-10 all-time against Jenks head coach Allan Trimble.

Trimble is 20-16 against Union all-time. This is also the first time since 1968 that Jenks has started the season 0-3.

Union started the game off with a 20-yard touchdown from running back Darius Boone. But by halftime, it was all Jenks, who led 33-28 after two critical Union turnovers – a fumble, which led to a Trojans touchdown and a pick-six late in the first quarter.

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But by the second half, the Redskins outscored the Trojans 31-7.  The third quarter featured Union’s Avery Alverson scoring on a double pass trick play.

Oklahoma State commit CJ Moore scored three touchdowns for the Redskins and finished the night with 158 receiving yards in the win.

“We see the way Moore plays every day at practice,” Fridrich said. “It’s not surprising to us. He comes ready to compete for every play and I’m really proud of him.”

Jenks running back Noah Hernandez, who missed the first two games for the Trojans, ended the night with three touchdowns.

“Our defense makes it more fun to coach,” Fridrich said. “I was proud of our coaching staff, who came prepared and we are looking forward to getting into district play after a well-deserved bye week.”

Union has a bye-week next week and will start district play against the Edmond North Huskies (0-1) Thursday, September 21 in Edmond.

The Trojans will travel to Arkansas to face the Springdale Har-Ber Wildcats (1-0) Friday, September 15.

View more photos from the game.