BROKEN ARROW, Okla. – Schools like Tulsa (Okla.) Union simply don't go 0-3. It doesn't happen. And it doesn't happen because of kids like three-star recruits wide receiver Jeffery Mead and tight end Carson Meier.
Mead and Meier both played big roles in making sure Tulsa Union got on the right track in a 38-21 come-from-behind victory at Broken Arrow last week.
Mead, an Oklahoma commit, was quiet in the first quarter but came alive in the rest of the game. He finished with seven catches for 102 yards and a touchdown.
"We have some pretty strong guys mentally," Mead said. "You're not going to go here and not be mentally strong. We were ready, and I was just helping the team when I could."
Broken Arrow got out to a 14-0 lead before Tulsa Union roared back to pick up its first victory. Meier, also an OU commit, had three catches for 37 yards. But he made his impact in other ways.
"I was really pleased with the way I played tonight," Meier said. "I had a lot of pancakes. It was like we were having a competition to see who could have the most pancakes."
And that competition led to a huge night for unheralded 2016 running back Tyler Adkins. The sophomore rushed for 233 yards on 34 carries with all three of his touchdowns coming in the second half.
The real quest begins this week for Tulsa Union as district play begins with a showdown against Owasso (Okla.). Amazingly, it will be Tulsa Union's first actual home game of the season.
Both Mead and Meier were at OU's home victory against ULM and both said their commitments to the Sooners are as solid as they can possibly be.
"Once you commit, you want to see them do well," Mead said. "I like seeing them ranked. I like seeing them on TV. They had a little struggle with the offense early, but that's all figured out. I knew they would. It's good to see them succeed."