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Union puts on a show in front of homecoming crowd

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It was the Knights homecoming game and the football team was looking for a win to make the weekend that much better.

Beckman showed up to play early forcing a three and out on Union's first drive to silence the rowdy crowd. 
However, it didn't take long for the Knights to get the ball back as Joel Vaske avoided the Union pass rush as he threw on the run but it was picked off by Sillver Schmitz and the Knights would carry that momentum onto the offensive side of the ball.

Troy Hanus led the Knights down the field but it was junior Kaleb Roach who would cap off the drive with a rushing touchdown. The cheerleaders were getting some exercise on the sideline doing push-ups, and there was more to come.

The next drive for Union Hanus dropped back to pass and he delivered a beauty up the middle to Britton Rolison. That was easy money for six, as the Knights took the 14-0 lead.

The Blazers immediately responded with a kick return touchdown. Both teams drinking extra water in this game, staying hydrated during the sticky weather.

The Knights would respond in the second quarter as Hanus dropped back to pass, however, he saw an opening on his left and was able to scamper his way into the end zone. He was fired up and so were some future Knights at the ball game.

The Blazers looked to stay in this game as Vaske dropped back to pass. He scanned down the sideline and was able to find Mark Brown with the impressive snag.
But it was too much Union defense. Vaske passed on fourth and two and he fired it up the middle but it was batted down by Silver Schmitz.

The Knights celebrated all night winning 41-6.

The Knights would also crown Tate Hookham and Morgan Neibergall as homecoming king and queen.

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