PARKERSBURG (KWWL) -
Our Game of the Week on Friday night featured the Aplington-Parkersburg Falcons and the Union Knights, the only two remaining undefeated teams in Class 2A, District 6.
The winner of this one would certainly put themselves in the driver's seat for a district title.
Both of these teams knew what was on the line tonight. But it was the Knights getting something going in the first.
Looks like a reverse, but Brady Driscol doesn't have the ball – nice fake by Isaiah Vaughn – the Falcons bit as he streaked down the sideline for his 13th score of the year. 6-nothing Union.
And they'd add to it on a 4th down. John Boisen would find Dylan Bear – and Bear fights his way in. 13-nothing in favor of the Knights.
They kept on the gas as Driscol had one of the best catches you'll see this year – he one-hands it at the 5-yard line.
But this time they don't capitalize. Davonious Reed stuffs Vaughn on a 4th-and-short – a big stop – but still the Falcons trailed 16-nothing at the half.
In the second half, the Knights would again find the end zone going to the air – but it's Bear doing most of the work at the end of this one with 25 yards, making it 23-nothing.
The A-P offense finally seemed to get something going on their next drive. Isaac Ubben goes 35 yards, and eventually they'd get it inside the 5.
But Union shuts it down on a 4th-and-goal.
They'd go to the 4th with that 23-point lead and they'd close the door in the final frame, with Boisen up top to Justin Carey, who gets it inside the pylon.
The Knights roll out of Parkersburg with a 37-0 win and their undefeated record intact.
"A-P's a good football team, and we knew we had a good match-up coming in to the week," said Dylan Bear, a Union senior tight end. "We knew we had to come stick it to them, and everyone executed what they needed to do -- offense, defense, and special teams."
"It means a lot knowing that we are one game closer each time," said John Boisen, a Union sophomore and quarterback. "Each one is important in the district."
"I'm proud of them like I said before, but I think we're growing up," said Joe Hadacheck, Union's head coach. "We've got five sophomores that are playing a lot right now at key positions, and they've grown up tremendously from the first game until now, and I really like our depth at a couple positions, so I hope we continue to get better."
A huge performance for the Union Knights, their second straight shut-out. But even bigger -- this is the first time since 1989 that the home team has been shut out here on the Sacred Acre.
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