JOPLIN -- Uniontown rushed for 295 yards as a team Friday night and rolled to its first victory of the season, 27-0 over McAuley Catholic at Missouri Southern State University.
Coming off last week's disappointing Homecoming loss to Eureka, head coach Chad Stroud said his team (1-3) responded to the challenge he put to them.
"We challenged our kids this week to be a tougher football team," he said. "They have had to fight through some adversity these first few weeks. All week we stressed not just getting through a rep or drill in practice, but to get better in it. We were very happy with how they responded all through the week."
Quarterback Zach Travis, who rushed for 94 yards and 3 touchdowns while passing for 59 yards and another score, got the Eagles on the board early in the first period with a 3-yard run. Less than two minutes later, he scored on an 87-yard run to make it 13-0.
Travis scored again from one yard out in the third period to make it 19-0.
Trenton Miller tackled a Warrior runner in his own end zone midway through the fourth period to make it 21-0. Seth Sympson caught a touchdown pass from Travis from 35 yards out with 7:30 left in the game to wrap up the scoring.
Jordan Woods rushed for 151 yards for Uniontown. Sympson had 59 yards receiving.
On defense, Garrett Murrow recorded 10 tackles while Matt Maloney, Tyler Hall and Ty Clayton recorded 7 tackles each. Hall had 2 sacks. Max Labbe and Josh Beerbower each had an interception. The Eagles held McAuley (1-4) to 170 yards of total offense while gaining 354 themselves.
Uniontown travels to Northeast Friday night to face the Vikings (0-4), who lost to McAuley in Week Three.