Darien Chase had himself a night.
The junior receiver caught five balls — four of them touchdowns — for 107 yards to help Union dismantle Evergreen 49-6 in a nonleague game on Thursday night at McKenzie Stadium.
Three of his four touchdowns came in the first quarter.
“I haven’t been waiting or anything, but it’s definitely exciting. It felt great,” Chase said. “I wouldn’t have had any of that without my linemen, my quarterback and my coach trusting me, so that was a good feeling.”
Titans backup quarterback Carter Sutton turned a flea flicker into a 35-yard touchdown pass to Chase on Union’s first drive and walked in the two-point conversion.
Then Evergreen answered. Sophomore Zyell Griffin took the ensuing kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown.
But from there, it was all Union.
The Titans (6-1) held the Plainsmen to 46 yards of total offense, and posted 398 yards of their own.
Senior Elijah Jones rushed for 106 yards on 10 carries, including a 44-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
The Plainsmen (5-3) return to 3A Greater St. Helens League play next week at home against Kelso.
UNION 49, EVERGREEN 6
Evergreen 6 0 0 0—6
Union 15 27 7 0—49
U — Darien Chase 35 pass from Carter Sutton (conversion good)
E — Zyell Griffin 88 yard kick return (conversion failed)
U — Chase 13 pass from Lincoln Victor (Christian Alcorn kick)
U — Chase 22 pass from Victor (Alcorn kick)
U — Chase 40 pass from Victor (Alcorn kick)
U — Elijah Jones 44 run (conversion failed)
U — Chase 7 pass from Victor (Alcorn kick)
U — Alex Vallejo 50 interception return (Alcorn kick)
RUSHING — Union: Elijah Jones 10-106, Braedon Ensley 3-5, Joseph Siofele 4-39, Lincoln Victor 2-41, Lamont Lane 5-4. Evergreen: Triston Fich 6-(-1), Trent Hemann 8-24, Serge Rusnak 3-6, Ryan Blaize 1-(-13).
PASSING — Union: Lincoln Victor 5-8-0-92, Carter Sutton 2-2-0-111; Evergreen: Triston Fich 5-18-1-31, Ryan Blaize 1-5-0-3.
RECEIVING — Union: Darien Chase 5-107, Elijah Jones 1-76, Aiden Nellor 1-10, Braedon Ensley 1-5; Evergreen: Daniel Moltisanti 1-9, Luke Allen 1-(-2), Nadil Hodzic 2-16, Zyell Griffin 1-11, Jerantae Burns 1-13, David Crawford 1-6, Trent Hemann 1-3.