Brayden Gross scored 3 TDs and interecepted two passes to lead Union past Vinton-Shellsburg, 45-13 on Friday. The Knights are tied for the lead in Class 2A District 7.
The Union Knights football team is tied with West Marshall for the top spot in Class 2A District 7.
Hoping to continue their string of consecutive playoff seasons, the Knights defeated Vinton-Shellsburg, 45-13 , Friday in Vinton.
Union rolled over Vinton Shellsburg in 2A District 7 matchup after a lightning delay, 45-13. West Marshall defeated Nevada, 35-3, to keep undefeated in district play. Union and West Marshall are the only two teams with undefeated district records in Class 2A District 7; they will play the final game of the regular season at West Marshall’s field.
Junior Brayden Grosse picked off two passes and rushed for three touchdowns while senior captain running back Kaleb Roach ran 24 times for 199 yards and one TD. Union outgained the Vikings 482 yards to 287 yards. The Knights leading tacklers were senior Kyle Gross with seven tackles and senior defensive end, Ben Rempe with 6.5 tackles including 1.0 sack and 2.0 TFLs.vSenior Ben Behrens also recorded six tackles.
The Knights are currently 5-2 overall and (3-0) in the district after wins over Benton Community, Roland Story, and Vinton-Shellsburg.
This Friday Union plays its last regular season game at home vs. Nevada and celebrates senior and youth football night. The varsity game kicks off at 7:30 pm. You can listen to play by play each Friday by clicking on www.unionknights.net
where the broadcast averages over 1600 listeners each Friday night.
See Union/VS game stats on Quikstats HERE.
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Vinton Game Stats
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West Marshall won, vs.
A possible distcit championship game will take place in two weeks when Union ends the regualr season at State center, playing West Marshall.