Posted Date: 12/01/2021
Junior Smith strives to be on the list of Union-Jenks figures who were at their best in Union-Jenks championship games.
As a Redhawk senior and the go-to guy in Kirk Fridrich’s run game, Smith wants to be an MVP-type of reason why Union closes the 2021 football season in the best way possible.
In the Class 6AI championship game, scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, the No. 2-ranked Redhawks challenge top-ranked, defending champion Jenks. It’s another winner-take-all chapter in an amazing rivalry.
“We already expected to play Jenks, but we were excited when it was official,” said Smith, who averages 103 rush yards per game and 6 yards per attempt.
This is the 11th Jenks-Union championship game. In the history of Oklahoma high school football, they have clashed at the championship level with more frequency than any two other schools.