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Union pulls away from Evergreen, 48-17

By , Columbian Assistant Sports Editor

Braedon Ensley scored three touchdowns and Lincoln Victor passed for three TDs and run for another as Union pulled away to beat Evergreen 48-17 in a non-league Thursday at McKenzie Stadium.

Keithen Shepard caught six passes for 94 yards and a touchdown, plus he added an interception on defense. Ensley rushed for 47 yards and two touchdowns and caught four passes for 57 yards and another score for the Titans.

Victor passed for 191 yards and 3 touchdowns and rushed for 67 and another score.

The game was a back-and-forth affair in the first half with the Titans taking a 23-17 edge into halftime. But the Titans ran away in the second half, outscoring the Plainsmen 25-0.

Dustin Nettles rushed for 98 yards and caught four passes for 56 yards for Evergreen. Tre Ratcliff caught six passes for 124 yards.

Union 6   17   19   6—48
Evergreen 7   10   0   0—17

First quarter
E – Tre Ratcliff 37 pass from Payton Monda (Killian Burris kick)
U – Braedon Ensley 25 run (pass failed)
Second quarter
U – Nehru Faalevao 12 pass from Lincoln Victor (Connor Culp kick)
E – Nadil Hodzic 29 pass from Monda (Burris kick)
U – Shepard 8 pass from Victor (Culp kick)
U – Culp 34 FG
E – Burris 26 FG
Third quarter
U – Victor 33 run (kick failed)
U – Abe Smith 2 run (run failed)
U – Ensley 6 run (Culp kick)
Fourth quarter
U – Ensley 36 pass from Victor (kick failed)
Individual statistics
RUSHING – Union: Elijah Jones 6-33, Lincoln Victor 7-67, Ensley 5-47, Shepard 1-(-5), Smith 9-48, Pierce Henriksbo 1-3, Alex Gonzales 2-19, Tommy Strassenberg 4-26. Evergreen: Dustin Nettles 23-98, Ratcliff 7-7, Trent Hemann 3-10, sheaven Rhodes 1-0, Monda 3-(-26).
PASSING – Union: Victor 13-23-1-191. Evergreen: Monda 14-25-1-206.
RECEIVING – Union: Shepard 6-94, Ensley 4-57, Tiernan Stanley 1-7, Faaleveo 1-12, Kai Gamble 1-21. Evergreen: Jonathan Spiering 2-13, Nettles 4-56, Ratcliff 6-124, Hodziz 2-31.

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