Bellevue Just Too Much For Union As Titans Lose 35-6 In WIAA 3A Football Finals
Written by Bryan Levesque on December 6, 2008
After knocking off the #2 and #3 ranked teams in the last 2 weeks, the #4 Union Titans had high hopes to knock off the #1 Bellevue Wolverines in the WIAA 3A Football Finals.
Bellevue had other ideas.
The Wolverines scored 14 in the first and 14 in the second to take a 28-0 lead into the half. Bellevue did not pass once in the first half as they were able to keep the Titans off balance with the near perfect execution of the Wing T offense.
Union preformed much better in the third quarter forcing Bellevue to punt a few times.
In the 3rd quarter, Bellevue struck again taking the 35-0 lead.
Union did manage to drive late in the game and Junior RB #42 Nathaniel Penaranda ran in from 6 yards out.
It is hard to end the season with a 4 touchdown loss, but going 13-1 and finishing 2nd in state is quite the accomplishment.
Union who themselves defeated #2 Ferndale and #3 Lakes can stand on the fact that they earned the honer of the 2nd best school in 3A. Bellevue tonight was clearly the best team. Keep in mind that there are 68 High Schools in the state of Washington that play football in 3A.
Bell — Eric Nelson 3 run ( Houston Hubert kick )
Bell — Peter Nguyen 89 run ( Houston Hubert kick )
Bell — Freddie Levine 27 run ( Houston Hubert kick )
Bell — David Nguyen 41 run ( Houston Hubert kick )
Bell — Tommy Castle 15 run ( Houston Hubert kick )
UNI — Nathaniel Penaranda 6 run ( kick failed )
Rushing – Bellevue, David Nguyen 8-167; Peter Nguyen 16-152; Tommy Castle 3-12; Freddie Levine 5-85; Eric Nelson 1-3; Jamal Atofau 2-21; Sean Coley 2-0; William Bissell 1-3; Will Fields 1-1; Joe Joe Conner 2-4. Union, Blake Russell 10-33; Nathaniel Peneranda 5-37; Brandon Weller 8-(minus 11); Tyler Coad 1-2; Zak Browning 2-5; Mitch Saylor 2-21.
Receiving – Bellevue, Taylor Anderson 1-34; Jamal Atofau 1-4; Union, Saylor 7-106; Peneranda 2-11; Coad 1-6.