4A GSHL football: Union 56, Heritage 19

By Paul Danzer, Columbian Soccer, hockey and Community Sports Reporter



Union 56, Heritage 19

Union’s defense forced three Heritage turnovers and Leon Siofele scored four rushing touchdowns as the Titans opened 4A Greater St. Helens League play with a win at McKenzie Stadium.

Nolan Henry passed for 325 yards, 235 of them to Trent Cowan.

Two first-half pass interceptions helped turn the tide toward Union.

On Heritage’s first possession, the Timberwolves moved to the Titan 10 with the help of three penalties and a fake punt. But Union’s Bryce Evans intercepted a pass in the end zone.

In the second quarter, the Titans Matt Reeves picked off a Standiford pass and took it 59 yards for a Union touchdown.

In the first half, Henry completed nine passes, all to Trent Cowan. Those netted 224 yards and included plays of 71 and 53 yards to set up Union touchdowns.

For Heritage, Standiford threw for 275 yards and Tim Hergert had eight catches for 125 yards.


Heritage 6 6 0 7–19

Union 21 14 14 7–56

First quarter

U — Leon Siofele 12 run (Mitch Wheelon kick)

U — Treve Ensley 12 run (Mitch Wheelon kick)

H — Victor Duran 6 pass from Loren Standiford (kick blocked)

U — Siofele 5 run (Wheelon kick)

Second quarter

U — Matt Reeves 59 interception return (Wheelon kick)

H — Tim Hergert 10 pass from Standiford (pass failed)

U — Siofele 5 run (Wheelon kick)

Third quarter

U– Siofele 5 run (Wheelon kick)

U — Bryce Evans 51 pass from Nolan Henry (Wheelon kick)

Fourth quarter

H — E’Lon Mack 29 pass from Standiford (Elijah Cohens kick)

U — Caleb Browning 33 run (Wheelon kick)

Individual statistics

RUSHING — Union: Leon Siofele 10-56, Treve Ensley 7-42, Caleb Browning 4-66, Brendin Quinn 2-(minus 4). Heritage: Jay Allen 17-53, Loren Standiford 7-15, Burns Brandon 1-5, Kekoa Umiamaka 2-6, AJ Finley 5-23, Jacob Cooper 1-2, Simon Bos 2-2.

PASSING — Union: Nolan Henry 13-15-0-325. Heritage: Standiford 18-31-2-275, Tim Hergert 1-1-0-35, Cameron Messerschmiett 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING — Union: Trent Cowan 10-253, Evans 1-51, Mark Mamontov 1-16, Ensley 1-5. Heritage: Hergert 8-125, Victor Duran 5-41, E’Lon Mack 3-89, Allen 2-20, Travis Thompson 1-35.

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