UNION — Cutting through the Owensville defense like an informercial knife goes through a tin can, the Union Wildcats (5-2) breezed to a 49-14 win over the Owensville Dutchmen (1-6 at Stierberger Stadium.
Union only needed 50 seconds to score its first touchdown, a 77-yard pass from Blake Hulsey to Logan Bellamy on the left side. Bellamy was wide open and finished out the score with a long run. Ryan Schumaker’s kick made it 7-0.
After the Dutchmen punted, Union went back to work. The Wildcats had to overcome an offensive pass interference call, but were able to convert. Big plays by Hulsey on a run and a pass from Hulsey to Jacob Carman set up a four-yard strike from Hulsey to Bellamy with 6:07 left in the quarter. Schumaker kicked the extra point to make it 14-0.
After another Owensville punt, Union struck quickly with a 57-yard run by John Prosser. The score with 3:30 left in the quarter was Prosser’s first of three running touchdowns in the first half. Schumaker’s kick made it 21-0 in favor of Union.
After a Deric Purnell interception of a Jesse Lowder pass, Hulsey hit Bellamy for a 38-yard gain to the Owensville 12.
The Wildcats stalled there. On fourth down, Hulsey rolled right, avoided the rush, and scrambled left to find a wide-open Carman in the end zone for a 12-yard score with 1:05 left in the quarter. Schumaker’s kick made it 28-0, which is how the first quarter ended.
In the second quarter, the Wildcats continued to pressure. Owensville got a Drew Garner punt down to the Union four, but the Wildcats quickly drove back. A fumble gave the Dutchmen the ball again on their own 30.
That only set to delay another quick Union strike after the next punt. After Prosser picked up a long gain to the Owensville 17, he finished
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