Posted Date: 11/20/2021
After a congratulatory fist-bump from Union Superintendent Kirt Hartzler, Kirk Fridrich hugged his parents, exhaled and reflected on what had been a dramatic Class 6AI semifinal football triumph over the gutsy Broken Arrow Tigers.
For Union’s 15th-year head man, Friday’s 17-14 outcome was career head-coaching victory No. 199. He celebrated by snacking on a handful of Hot Tamale candy.
In two weeks — in the Dec. 4 6AI finale in Edmond — Fridrich bids for No. 200 in the best way for a Union football coach.
In yet another highest-stakes-possible edition of the most big-time rivalry in Oklahoma, it’ll be Union vs. defending champion Jenks. Story
Yet another close game between these two powerhouses, but it's Union who outlasts Broken Arrow 17-14 in the semis.— Morgan Beard (@morganbeard) November 20, 2021
It'll be Union and Jenks in the 6A-I state championship.@Union_Athletics @UnionFootball pic.twitter.com/NQ21ZB09ql
In yet another highest-stakes-possible edition of the most big-time rivalry in Oklahoma, it’ll be Union vs. defending champion Jenks. https://t.co/3wYw9jlvWH— Tulsa World Sports (@TWSportsExtra) November 20, 2021