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Jaydon Jones rushes for 257 yards, five touchdowns for Union in 43-6 win over Battle Ground

By , Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
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Union used a heavy dose of its run game — powered by Jaydon Jones — for a 43-6 victory over Battle Ground in Thursday’s 4A Greater St. Helens League football game at District Stadium.

Jones, a senior, had a game-best 257 yards on 34 carries and scored five touchdowns. He had all but one of his team’s rushing yards and carries when he exited the game with 1 minute, 27 seconds left in the third quarter and Union’s lead at 43-6.

Jones scored on touchdown runs of 1 (twice), 3, 6 and 24 yards. He had 179 of his team’s 180 rushing yards at halftime when Union led 35-6.

Union opened the game’s scoring on a quick four-play, 73-yard scoring drive capped by Marques Cantu’s 64-yard touchdown catch from Mitch Ratigan.

Leithan Reynolds led Battle Ground’s (0-5) ground game with 62 yards on 17 carries and one touchdown.

UNION 43, BATTLE GROUND 6

Union  22        14        7          0 – 43

BG      0          6          0          0 – 6

First quarter

U: Marques Cantu 64 pass from Mitch Ratigan (Cody Zehner pass from Ratigan)

U: Jaydon Jones 1 run (Sonny Pitts kick)

U: Jones 24 run (Pitts kick)

Second quarter

U: Jones 3 run (Pitts kick)

BG: Leithan Reynolds 3 run (kick blocked)

U: Jones 1 run (Pitts kick)

Third quarter

U: Jones 6 run (Pitts kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing — Union: Jaydon Jones 34-257, Noah Devore 1-1, Alex Olson 3-8; Battle Ground: Kameron Spencer 4-5, Leithan Reynolds 17-62, Artem Bahnyuk 1-0, Ryan Whitmire 8-14.

Passing — Union: Mitch Ratigan 2-3–1-70; Aiden Donowitz 1-1-0-8; Battle Ground: Kameron Spencer 10-23-1-142.

Receiving — Union: Marques Cantu 1-64, Ryan Clayton 1-8; Battle Ground: Artem Bahnyuk 3-63, Angel Lopez 3-36, Dallas Jones 2-8, Kaiden Knight 1-29, Justin Ferguson 1-6.

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