OKLAHOMA CITY -- Southmoore's run through the Class 6A state playoffs came to end at Putnam City Stadium Saturday night.

The SaberCats ran into the east-side steamroller, Jenks, and were bowled over by the Trojans' powerful running game.

Jenks scored the game's first three touchdowns and earned a spot in next week's championship game with a 44-26 victory.

The Trojans (13-0) ran up 347 yards rushing on 53 carries, with the bulk of the work going to running back Zach Langer, who finished with 287 yards and three touchdowns on 35 carries.

"Our offensive line did a great job all game," Langer said. "They did a really great job, worked hard all game. They opened the holes and I hit them and ran through."

And there were plenty of holes.

Jenks dominated the line of scrimmage, on both sides, opening up large running lanes on offense and pressuring Southmoore quarterback Kendal Thompson often.

"We knew they could do that, that they had the ability to do that," Southmoore coach Chris Jensen said. "We just had a lot of trouble up front, especially with David Lore. We knew he was good, but he really hurt us."

The SaberCats had trouble slowing down Lore and the Jenks defensive line. Lore spent most of the game in the Southmoore backfield, and Thompson was sacked seven times.

Southmoore (11-2) opened the game with the ball, but was forced to punt.

Jenks then took its first drive 60 yards for the game's first score, a 10-yard pass from Sawyer Kollmorgen to Jacob Bertelli. Kollmorgen next found Steven Carpenter in the end zone from 13 yards out to make it 14-0 Trojans.

Then things got really bad for Southmoore.

Punter Sam York couldn't hold onto a bad snap, and Jenks' Hunter Johnson scooped up the fumble for a 16-yard touchdown return.

By then, the SaberCats had dug themselves in too deep a hole to climb all the way out of.

But they weren't done fighting.

Austin Haywood caught his first of two touchdowns in the second quarter, and Thompson found Nyko Symonds for a 22-yard touchdown as time ran out in the first half.

Thompson kept Southmoore in the game, completing 15 of 29 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns and running for 41 yards on 17 carries, despite the constant pressure and the seven sacks.

"What a gutsy performance," Jensen said. "We were at a point, we could have folded. But Kendal's unwillingness to back down, his unwillingness to give up, he kept us fighting back."

Unfortunately for the SaberCats, the comeback fell a little short.

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