“Let it hurt. Be mad. Let it hurt tonight,” said Santa Fe Head Coach Kyle White as he addressed his now 7-2 Wolves team.
Fifth-ranked Edmond Santa Fe was defeated 49-8 at the hands of the No. 2 Jenks Trojans on Friday night at Wolves Stadium in its second loss of the season to a top-two team in the state.
“(Our team) will respond well,” White said. “They always do. It needs to hurt this weekend.”
White said he did not expect to lose in the fashion the Wolves did, but his optimism is unfaltering for his team.
Santa Fe drove down the field on its first possession, picking up a trio of first downs on its way before stalling out at the Jenks 42. After this possession, the Wolves struggled for a large portion of the first half, White said.
“There’s no doubt we couldn’t get in a rhythm and in sync offensively after that for whatever reason,” White said. “(Jenks is) a really good football team and they played well.”
Down 21-0 in the early second half, Trace Ford caused a Jenks ballcarrier to fumble that Junious Gaston would recover and advance to the Trojans’ 15-yard line.
Kanan Hansen connected with Braden Reichert in the back-right corner of the end zone to give Santa Fe its only score of the game, just plays later.
The loss gives Santa Fe its second district loss of the season.
Santa Fe travels to Norman next Friday at 7 p.m. to close out its regular season.