Union Almost Perfect In 45-0 Win Over Columbia River
Written by Bryan Levesque on October 2, 2009
The Union Titans did just about anything they wanted Friday night at McKenzie Stadium as they defeated the visiting Columbia River Chieftains 45-0.
Union got on the board first with a 27 yard FG from kicker Jed Barnett. They added a 1 yd TD run by Blake Russell to take a 10-0 lead at the end of 1. On the first play of the 2nd quarter, Titans QB Brandon Weller found WR Mitch Saylor deep down the middle from 47 yards to push their lead to 17-0. That was a 1 play drive after River’s second punt of the game. Following yet another River punt, the Titans went 41 yards in only 4 plays as Russell ran in from 5 yards out for his second score and a 24-0 Union lead. Columbia River QB Neil Daly was picked off by Union DB Brandon Kent on the next drive, and one play later, Titans RB Nate Paneranda ran in from 17 yards out to push the lead out to 31-0. The following few minutes looked like deja vu as Kent again picked off Daly. Union appeared to score on the next play but they were called down at the 1. 2 plays later, RB Zak Browning walked in from 1 yard out to give Union a 38-0 lead. The second half started out about the same, after Columbia River punted, union went 57 yards in 2 plays as Penaranda scored his second rushing TD on the night from 36 yards out giving Union a 45-0 lead and starting the running clock rule. The rest of the game was a blur as the clock only stopped once at the end of the 3rd quarter. The entire game including halftime took only 1hr 47min.
With the win Union improves to 1-0 in league and 4-1 overall. The Titans will travel to Kiggins Bowl next Thursday to play Fort Vancouver (2-2)
After the loss, Columbia River falls to 0-1 in league and 1-4 overall. Columbia River will travel to Doc Harris Stadium Friday to face Camas (3-1)
Bryan – Union √
Mike – Union √
U — Jed Barnett 27 FG
U — Blake Russell 1 run (Barnett kick)
U — Mitch Saylor 47 pass from Brandon Weller (Barnett kick)
U — Russell 5 run (Barnett kick)
U — Nathaniel Penaranda 17 run (Barnett kick)
U — Zak Browning 1 run (Barnett kick)
U — Penaranda 36 run (Barnett kick)