Union Back In Quarterfinals After 30-12 Win Over Capital

Written by Bryan Levesque on November 14, 2009

The Union Titans took care of business Friday night when the beat the visiting Capital Cougars 30-12 in the opening round of the WIAA football playoffs.

Titans WR Mitch Saylor got things going with a 44 yard TD catch and run from QB Brandon Weller. RB Blake Russell added another 3 rushing TD on the night as Union once again looked very impressive.

Capital scored on a 95 yard kick off return after the Titans had built a 16-0 second quarter lead. Once down 30-6, the Cougars scored their only offensive TD, a 1 yard run by QB Alex Everson.

With the win, Union improves to 10-1 on the season. The Titans will host the winner of the Columbia River at Meadowdale game next weekend at McKenzie Stadium.

Capital drops to 7-4 with the loss. The Cougars season is over.

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Bryan – Union √

Mike – Union √

Capital Cougars


Union Titans



Rushing - Capital – Tyler Sundberg 27-127; Union -
Russell 19-85, Nathaniel Penaranda 12-81.

Passing - Captial – Everson 9-21-0-98; Union – Weller 3-7-2-103.

Receiving - Captial – Sundberg 3-45, Hibbard 2-21, Kellen Camus 2-20, Jourdan Welks 2-12, Everson 1-(-5). Union – Mitch Saylor 2-84, T.J. Boatright 1-19.

First quarter
U – Mitch Saylor 44 pass from Brandon Weller (Jed Barnett kick)
U – Safety snap over punters head out end zone
Second quarter
U – Blake Russell 8 run (Barnett kick)
C – Roman Vern 95 kick off return (kick missed)
Third quarter
U – Russell 1 run (Barnett kick)
U – Russell 18 run (Barnett kick)
Forth quarter
C – Alex Everson 1 run (pass failed)

for more photos of this game go to Miller’s gallery

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15 Responses to “Union Back In Quarterfinals After 30-12 Win Over Capital”

  1. GSHL Observer on November 14th, 2009 9:00 am

    Congratulations Titans! Stay focused and have another good week. You guys played great and I know you’ll be even better next week.

  2. Storm Fan on November 14th, 2009 9:28 am

    Way to go Titans!!!

  3. Football Fan on November 14th, 2009 10:59 am

    Interesting game…UHS took advantage early with the many Capitol 3 & outs and 1 on 1 coverage on a quick hit to Saylor who made the corner miss and raced down the sideline for a score. Bad snap on a punt led to a quick 9-0 score after the 1st. A missed opportunity on a turnover by UHS lead to a missed FG by Capitol. There was also a missed xtra pt after the 2nd qtr run back. You could see some of the fight in Capitol leave after that but the RB (Sundberg) continued to gain tough yards. He was the lone player that impressed me for Capitol. After UHS decided to run the ball to take control of the game, it was only a matter of time before what seemed like some of the Capitol defenders didn’t want to tackle Russell & Panaranda any longer.
    Both QB’s struggled mightly to hit open receivers all night and while UHS could make the adjustment to focus on the run game with a lead, Capitol really had no chance after falling behind 23-6 early in the 3rd qtr, with having to abandon the run and not being able to complete many passes.
    I would venture to say UHS will have a much tougher opponent next week and we will all be there to cheer them on. Many GSHL supporters were in attendance last night. Great job Titans!

  4. BIG AL CLASS OF 09' UNION HIGH on November 14th, 2009 11:38 am


  5. U dad on November 14th, 2009 12:07 pm

    What were the Capital coaches thinking by keeping their team in the locker so long at half time? What ever long winded inspiring speach he gave them was for nothing. Giving them a 15 yard penalty, allowing Nathaniel Penaranda with some open field, setting up yet another Blake Russell touchdown. Capital is good football team, with a great offense. But Union’s defense proved to be better. A great game by the Nelson brothers, Taylor stuffed the run and Tanner broke up several passes and helped keep them from coming around the end. The whole defense played an amazing game.

  6. PROUDUNIONPARENT on November 14th, 2009 2:25 pm

    GOOD LUCK CR!!!!!

  7. SHS fan from EWU on November 14th, 2009 4:00 pm

    I managed to catch the highlights last nights when I got home, great game Titans. Just do it all twice more!

  8. GSHL Observer on November 14th, 2009 4:14 pm

    Anyone notice how great this site is since Camas faded into black? Can you say refreshing?

  9. Titanwarrior on November 14th, 2009 4:18 pm

    We bad we bad you know it. Loved hearing the cheerleaders chant that last night. Coach Piland get the charter buses ready because there is no place like DOME.

  10. GSHL Observer on November 14th, 2009 4:19 pm

    I’m thinking about a CR win tonight. That would be an amazing quarterfinal at McKenzie. Union vs. CR, Let’s go……. Good luck CR!

  11. Titanwarrior on November 14th, 2009 7:18 pm

    Union vs CR would be cool for local fans but a waste in making us better. Running clock would begin midway thru 2nd quarter because CR’s sloppy offense and our dominant D. I will have two picks by halftime.

  12. UT Fan on November 14th, 2009 8:09 pm

    Halftime at the CR game and for being unbeaten Meadowdale isn’t looking that good.

  13. Knute on November 14th, 2009 11:45 pm

    As of right now, we are all HUGE fans of Glacier Peak Football!

  14. SkyR#1fanCapCoug on November 15th, 2009 12:53 am

    Glacier Peak embarrased Timberline, A late score by Timberline was the final score of the game but GP had their way with Timberline in the 2nd half after the 3rd quarter started with a 17-17 tie.

  15. Just Sayin' on November 15th, 2009 9:24 am

    Glacier Peak is coming off what some would consider back-to-back upset wins. 2 weeks ago at Peninsula and this week at Timberline. Might be a trap game for Bellevue, as GP finally returns home at a time where they appear to be coming together as a team on a mission. Union has to take care of what is in front of them, being over-confident doesn’t hep (titanwarrior) but if they do take care of Meadowdale, the team that awaits them @ the Dome will be their biggest challenge so far. (qualify this statement with a note that it was a good thing that Skyview was week 1)

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