UNIONTOWN, Kan. -- Although the Eagles lost, Uniontown head coach Chad Stroud was proud of the effort his team put forth in a 41-21 defeat to Kansas City Christ Prep Academy here Friday night.
"We had not hung in and competed against good competition yet this year," Stroud said. "Christ Prep is a good ball club and very athletic. There were times we felt we had them stopped, then they would bust a long play. Their athletic ability was too much for us to contain, especially as the game wore on.
"We gave up a score with one minute left in the half. That took some wind out of our sails. We were one minute from being tied 14-14 at half. But we opened the second half with a great drive and tied the game right back up at 21-21. We challenged our kids to answer the bell and they did that several times tonight."
The Eagles (2-4) gained 367 yards in total offense, 251 on the ground, and did not turn the ball over. Christ Prep (3-3) rushed for 349 of its 403 yards.
Jordan Woods ran for 160 yards and a touchdown for Uniontown while Zach Travis passed for 116 yards and a score and rushed for 45 yards and another tally. Seth Sympson caught 4 passes for 77 yards and a touchdown.
Max Labbe led the defense with 13 tackles and Ty Clayton had 11 tackles.
Uniontown will begin Kansas Class 3A District 4 play next week with a trip to Wellsville (5-1), which shut out Prairie View, 34-0, in a Pioneer League game Friday night.
"We feel the kids are playing better and better, gaining some confidence in what we do," Stroud said. "That is a good sign going into districts."