By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
Photo: Austin Evans, Correspondent
Senior line backer and defensive captain Jacob Taber earned himself the title of Sandite of the Week with yet another stellar performance. At the 6A-II State Championship game against Bixby, Taber had 11 tackles and arguable the greatest play of the season.
The Sandites found themselves down 16-7 to the defending state champions going into the half and needed a big play to get things rolling. The Spartans had the ball to start the half. On 3rd and 11 at their 36, Spartan QB Tanner Griffin tried to throw a screen but found Taber's waiting arms for his first interception of the season.
The interception was one thing, but Taber didn't stop there. Quick on his feet, Taber returned it 11 yards to the 20, and realizing he was about to get tackled, pitched it to Cruz Desjarlais who took it the rest of the way for a touchdown, evening things up to 16-14.
The Sandites would briefly pull ahead to 21-16 on their next drive, but ultimately Bixby would rally to a 38-28 win for their second state title.