UNIONTOWN, Kan. -- Mistakes were deadly for Uniontown in its season opener here Friday night as the Eagles dropped a 34-6 decision to Burlington after making too many of them, according to head coach Chad Stroud.
"We made many mistakes, some at key times," Stroud said. "One of the biggest mistakes was my fault: A substitution error cost us a scoring opportunity early in the game. An illegal formation cost us a turnover on a punt that the Burlington returner fumbled."
The Eagles didn't score until the fourth quarter on a Jordan Woods touchdown.
Burlington rushed for 265 yards and had 342 total yards. Uniontown rushed for 156 yards and had 167 total.
Woods was the leading ground gainer with 43 yards on 13 carries. Tyler Hall and Matt Maloney made 8 tackles each. Ty Clayton had an interception.
"Burlington was bigger and stronger," Stroud said. "They will win their share of games this season.
"We gave up several big plays early that put us behind. As the game went on, they began wearing us down. Offensively, we didn't have much success all night. We do not have a big play threat and weren't able to sustain drives without a missed assignment or penalty killing the drive. We had several missed opportunities in the passing game, whether it was bad throws or drops.
The Eagles travel to Oswego next Friday. Oswego was a 40-6 victor over Quapaw (Okla.) Friday night.
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