Football season ends in Jenks with loss against McAlester


Lance Payne

Senior Kazeyn Bird runs the ball in Nov. 26 game against McAlester.

Ella Stone, Staff Writer

Football advanced to the 5A State Semifinals, but ended their season Nov. 26 with a loss against McAlester in Jenks, 39-29.

“I thought we had opportunities early to run away with the game, but you have to give credit to McAlester for staying in there and playing the way they did,” Offensive Coordinator Ryan Stringer said. 

After halftime, the team had a chance to come back, but fell short without scoring in the 4th quarter.

“Obviously it wasn’t the outcome we wanted, but we fought and left it all out on the field,” senior team captain Kazeyn Bird said.

The team previously beat Coweta Nov. 18 in the quarter-finals. 

“The win at Coweta in round two was the greatest accomplishment,” Stringer said. “The last time I saw our guys that locked in, was the last time we went to Coweta two years ago.”

After the loss against McAlester, the players felt that their hard work still paid off in the end even though it wasn’t the exact outcome they wanted.

“We went 11-2, so overall we had a great season, built a lot of bonds and created a lot of memories,” Bird said.