Bellevue Plays Keep Away In 2nd Half, Pulls Away From Union 20-6

Written by Bryan Levesque on September 4, 2010

The Union Titans and Bellevue Wolveriens once again put on a great show. However for the Union Titans it had the same ending, a Bellevue win.

Both teams graduated a lot of players from last season which saw them in a Semifinal game at the Tacoma Dome, a 19-13 Bellevue win.

Tonight Bellevue took an early 7-0 lead when Joey Moore  scored from 40 yards out on a  pass from Kendrick Van Ackeren.

Union answered back with a 7 play 67 yard drive capped off by a 1 yard TD run from QB Tanner Nelson.

That was about it in the first half.

In the second half, Bellevue scored on their first 2 drives, one 8+ minutes and 12 plays 61 yards, then a 8 play 95 yard drive that took over 5 minutes. Both capped off by TD runs from RB Joey Mangialardi, the first form 3 yards out, the second from 15.

Union only had the ball twice in the second half, and only ran 15 plays.

Union will host Enumclaw next Saturday at 1:00 pm.

1st half

2nd half

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Bryan – Bellevue √
Mike – Bellevue √
Cody – Bellevue √

Union Titans


Bellevue Wolverines


first quarter

Bellevue – Kendrick Van Ackeren 40 pass to Joey Moore (Mitch Johnson kick)

Union – Tanner Nelson 1 run (run failed)

third quarter

Bellevue – Joey Mangialardi 3 run (Johnson kick)

forth quarter

Bellevue - Joey Mangialardi 15 run (kick failed)

Rushing — Union — Brandon Brody-Heim 17-94, Nelson 10-33, Zak Browning 3-19; Bellevue — Mangialardi 17-131, Latrelle Dukes 14-79.
Passing — Union — Nelson 4-10-2-34; Bellevue — Van Ackeren 2-3-1-54.
Receiving — Union — T.J. Boatright 2-19, Browning 1-13, Brody-Heim 1-2; Bellevue — Moore 1-40, Evian Richard 1-14.

Union photographer Miller Lowe’s game pictures

View all 62 of Miller’s photos from the Union v Bellevue game.

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23 Responses to “Bellevue Plays Keep Away In 2nd Half, Pulls Away From Union 20-6”

  1. football ref on September 4th, 2010 9:33 pm

    this one could have been much worse, Onion is not a top 10 4A team.

  2. Knute on September 5th, 2010 12:53 am

    6 turnovers and only 6 points…I am very concerned. C’mon Union! they tried to hand you that game…very disappointed. The GSHL SUCKED this week acrross the board except for Camas. I will now go back into my dungeon and re-think everything. Only positive is that Union & Skyview played quality programs, but Union…sheesh! I know it was a week 1 big stage thing, but no way you allow an opponent to turn the ball over that many times and not make them pay. Not a good sign.

    First week impression for 4A is that it’s up for grabs, but Union & Skyview are still the 2 best programs. Doesn’t mean that anyone else can rise up and take it, but didn’t see anything positive from Evergreen, Heritage or Battle Ground. Might just be the lowest common denominator this year.

    Lots of games to play, but must see improvement from all teams! Gohan, you seem reasonable, what does your eighteen sided dice say for week 2? That kid cracks me up!

    Blow up Cowtown!

  3. CHSbleachercreature on September 5th, 2010 1:13 am

    Union has a huge fan base and after being at that game i wondered where they all were…? Seemed like no one from the u was there. On a brighter note, the new uniforms are.. Interesting.

  4. Storm Fan on September 5th, 2010 10:57 am

    remember it is only the first game of the season. Union will definitely get there game back on track

  5. DCGardner on September 5th, 2010 4:40 pm

    I’ll be the first to admit that the Titans didn’t preform as well as expected. But all things considered it wasn’t that bad. Everything that they did wrong today will be ironed out in practice. I am not to concerned.

    Our runners can run, and once our O-Line starts going they are big enough that they will push people out of their way just like last year.

    I think the main problem offense was that we couldn’t get a dang pass off. I mean I saw during warm-ups that some of the WR’s were tripping up just during drills. That got me nervous. But these are all 6ft plus guys that just need to get into the groove.

    Defense wasn’t that bad all things considered too. For a practically new team they held Bellevue better than the 2008/2009 Titans did. They caused Bellevue some grief and turned the ball over. Notice they didn’t throw but maybe 1 time in the 2nd half? That’s cause they couldn’t.

    Titan’s just need to get into the groove, and they have plenty of non-league games before their league games come to do it.

  6. GSHL Football Fan 2010 on September 5th, 2010 5:27 pm

    the 2010 question for Union football is : Now that all the “hand picked” players have graduated – how will Union perform? it appears realistic for 2-2 league season and 1-2 upsets during non league- Overall a good season but not the total dominating type team as the previous 2 years. They just don’t seem to have have the caliber of athletes this year and probably won’t as long as the district enforces the “no boundary exception” rule.

  7. DCGardner on September 5th, 2010 5:32 pm

    Because you didn’t go to Qwest, I’ll assume you are just ignorant.

  8. GSHL Football Fan 2010 on September 5th, 2010 6:30 pm

    So…who replaced Union’s last year’s All 3A league players below? JV players?

    Taylor Nelson (Sr) Defense Player Of Year
    Zach Strausbaugh (Sr) 1st Team Defense (LB)
    Matt Merlino (Sr) 1st Team Defense (DB)
    Nathaniel Penaranda (Sr) Co-Offense Player Of Year
    Blake Russell (Sr) 1st Team Offense (RB)
    Tyler Knotts (Sr) 1st Team Offense (OL)
    Travis Kronstad (Sr) 1st Team Offense (OL)
    Devin Myers (Sr) 1st Team Offense (OL)
    Jed Barnett (Sr) 1st Team Offense (K)
    Mitch Saylor (Sr) 1st Team Offense (WR)
    Brandon Weller (Sr) 1st Team Offense (QB)
    Cody Cloe (Sr) 2nd Team Defense (DL)
    Brandon Kent (Sr) 2nd Team Defense (DB)
    Kyle Lam (Sr) 2nd Team Offense (OL)

  9. DCGardner on September 5th, 2010 6:38 pm

    Players that held Bellevue to one touchdown for an entire half and intercepted almost all of their passes. They slowed down their offense so much that it took almost an entire quarter for them to score one touchdown. Oh and took the ball away from them 6 times.

    They were able to break 10+ yard runs, have the QB scramble for first downs, and the O-Line was pretty good.

    All of this on their first game against one of if not the best program this state has ever seen.

    I think they are ok.

  10. topdog on September 5th, 2010 10:02 pm

    DC, you need to face the music, the recruits have graduated and Union is now playing on a level field with everyone else, which means, they are nothing special and will be lucky to get to the playoffs this year. Bottom line they had their chance last year and CHOKED….end of story except that the rest of the GSHL is getting ready for some serious payback and its coming.

  11. 40 on September 5th, 2010 10:54 pm

    I thought Union played pretty well. Obviously there were some issues on Offense, but the D looked fast and hit hard. Lack of depth might be an issue though as Bvue seemed to tire them out in the 2nd half with those long drives. They must have converted 6-8 3rd downs on that opening drive of the 2nd.

    Brody-Heim and Browning(who needs to get more then 3 carries) look to be tough runners and will be a handfull for anyone in the gshl to try and contain. Throwing wise, Nelson looked like a kid who was making his 1st ever start. Probably didn’t help that it was against a fantastic secondary. He’ll get better though and I’m sure the coaches will fit the game plan to his abilites and he will be fine.

    I’ve go no doubt it’s going to be skyviw v union for the 4A title in a very good game.

  12. greatersaint on September 6th, 2010 12:08 am

    this game looked like defenses were good with so many turn overs on both sides and bellvue just beat them on offense and getting good field position off union turn overs… bellvue got good break aways off union turn overs and ran the ball which union couldnt stop with out bellvue fumbling and with that you get 20-6 if this game was say the 3rd game in the season maybe it could be different or maybe bellvue would just rack up the score… that would of been a true test the 1st game proves nothing except you can fumble less and throw less interceptions

  13. Skyguy on September 6th, 2010 12:22 am

    Wow, new uniforms already? Is only been like 4 years right?…….Seriously?!!!!

  14. CHSbleachercreature on September 6th, 2010 12:25 am

    Now that ive seen them closer i realized how cool they were. Almost exactly like UFs unis

  15. Skyguy on September 6th, 2010 12:31 am

    I think its kind of wrong that Union has only been around for 4 years and they get new unifroms already while other ESD schools dont get anything and probably won’t for another 4 years.

  16. Main on September 6th, 2010 12:47 am

    Aquiring new uniforms is laid out in the contract a school has with a certain company.
    Nike has a base 4-year renewal contract one can purchase for a school.
    Every sport is sponsored by Nike at Union, therefore they get the option of new unis at the minimum of 4 years at no charge.

    Think of it as free advertising.

  17. Main on September 6th, 2010 12:48 am

    Uniforms are not paid for by the ESD.
    The boosters pay for the uniforms/contract.

  18. egreen on September 6th, 2010 6:18 am

    VSD, ESD and BGSD buys uniforms every 4 years through the bid process. The next cycle starts in 2012. You should see everyone in VSD, ESD and BGSD in new uniforms then, if there AD’s don’t drop the ball.

  19. U Booster on September 6th, 2010 9:52 am

    The uniforms are not free or provided by Nike as a form of advertising. The Union Boosters have worked very hard at fundraising this year to pay for those new uniforms. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from the community, thank you!
    Go Titans!

  20. topdog on September 6th, 2010 9:52 am

    is it a beauty contest or a football game? I always get a kick out of these teams that come out in their fancy gear, yet play like a bunch of wussies.

  21. union fan on September 6th, 2010 10:47 am

    FYI – Union has played 4 years worth of football games in 3 years with all the post season play – so the uniforms are beat up and due to be repleaced.

    The Boosters are paying for the new uniforms NOT the ESD.

    Should get your facts straight before judging / hating on our new uniforms.

  22. golden boy on September 7th, 2010 9:06 pm

    I think the union uniforms are really cute.

  23. Union Watcher on September 9th, 2010 4:25 pm

    My last post got ignored, probably because I criticised the U coach, so maybe this one will go thru. U Booster is right, neither Nike or ESD pays for uniforms, the boosters do through fund raising. Now as for the Qwest game, there are a lot of skilled and motivated players who had to stand on the sidelines and watch. They have practices hard from summer camp and two-a-days, only to see a few key players stay on both sides of the ball. Not rotating players isn’t good strategy. Hopefully this will make it on the site, seeing as how there are much more inflammatory comments on here… just give ALL the boys a chance Union. Bellevue should have been beaten, and if the players had gotten a chance they would have been.

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