Clayton Maus had a touchdown reception, touchdown run and returned an interception for a score as Union beat Battle Ground 49-25 in a 4A Greater St. Helens League game Friday in Battle Ground.
Union (3-4, 1-0 4A GSHL) also got two touchdowns from offensive linemen. Conner McChesney had a 6-yard touchdown run, and Joe Merlino took a lateral from Caden Drobinski 3 yards for a score as Union built a 21-0 lead in the first quarter.
Jacob Champine, starting at quarterback in place of Kameron Spencer, helped the Tigers get back into the game in the second half.
Champine had a dazzling 41-yard touchdown run in which it looked like he would be tackled at the 25, but his knees never touched the turf and he rambled for the score.
After Champine got an interception on defense, he threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Reid Davis, getting the Tigers within 21-12.
But Tyson Fuehrer threw touchdown passes to AJ Attaran and Caden Drobinski to put the Titans up 35-12 at halftime.
Maus added his two offensive touchdowns in the third quarter to help Union pull away.
Union plays at Camas next week, while Battle Ground (2-5, 0-2) faces Skyview.
UNION 49, BATTLE GROUND 25
Union 21 14 14 0—49
B. Ground 0 12 12 13—25
U — Clayton Maus 50 interception return (Jacob Hall kick)
U — Conner McChesney 6 run (Hall kick)
U — Joe Merlino 3 lateral from Caden Drobinski (Hall kick)
BG — Jacob Champine 41 run (kick failed)
BG — Reid Davis 11 pass from Ja. Champine (run failed)
U — AJ Attaran 18 pass from Tyson Fuehrer (Hall kick)
U — Caden Drobinski 6 pass from Fuehrer (Hall kick)
U — Maus 3 run (Hall kick)
U — Maus 23 pass from Fuehrer (Hall kick)
BG — Reid Davis 14 pass from Ja. Champine (pass failed)
BG — Dominick Rivas 11 run (Saveily Tkachenko kick)