Gerald Goodridge, News9.com
EDMOND, Oklahoma -- The Edmond Santa Fe Wolves' were greatly improved from a season ago, but were unable to score in the second half and fell to the Jenks Trojans in the quarterfinals 48-21.
The Trojans' got star running back Alex Ross back for the game, but got their first score thanks to a 45-yard pick-six Matt Linscott to take a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter.
Edmond Santa Fe answered right back, this time on the ground, and Phillip Sumpter scored from 27 yards out to tie the game 7-7.
Jenks answered with its own ground game on the next drive, keeping the drive alive and moved into the red zone on a Hunter Collins quarterback sneak. Trey'Vonne Barre took care of the rest from 17 yards out to take a 14-7 lead.
The Wolves tied it up yet again, this time on a 26-yard pass from Justice Hansen to Phil Sumpter. Santa Fe forced a Jenks three-and-out, but a fumble gave the ball back to the Trojans.
On the ensuing drive Ross made his presence known, breaking several tackles and scoring from 20 yards out to make it a 21-14 advantage. Another Edmond Santa Fe fumble turned into points after Orion Jones scooped and scored from seven yards out to double the lead.
Edmond Santa Fe forced a turnover of its own, and Hansen threw his second touchdown pass of the game, finding Tre Kelley to close the deficit to 28-21 with 1:38 left in the half. The Trojans killed the clock and went into the second half with a lead.
That score held for most of the third quarter, but Ross made a big impact yet again and went 91 yards for a score to take a 35-21 lead with less than two minutes left in the third quarter.
Another Santa Fe drive ended in an interception and the Trojans drove to end the third quarter. On the first play of the four quarter, Collins found Trey Michalczewski for a 25-yard touchdown to take a 42-21 advantage.
Edmond Santa Fe was unable to get anything going and late in the fourth quarter Ross cracked off his third big run of the night, a 60-yard touchdown run to close the door on a comeback. Ross finished the game with 258 yards and three touchdowns.
The Wolves finish the season 10-2 after the loss, a year after winning just one game. Jenks will now take Union in the semifinals for a shot in the State Championship.