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Uniontown rumbles past Pleasanton, 56-6

Saturday, October 20, 2012

UNIONTOWN, Kan. -- Uniontown led 32-0 after one quarter of play Friday night and went on to rout Pleasanton in not much more than a half of play in Eight-Man Division I District 2 play.

While the Eagles won't make the playoffs this season, they do avoid going winless on the field in Three Rivers League play. Uniontown is 1-4 in the league, 1-3 in district and 3-5 overall if you count the cancelled season opener with Altoona-Midway as a forfeit to the Eagles. Pleasanton dropped to 0-5, 1-3, 3-5.

Uniontown led 48-6 at the half. The game ended on the 45-point rule in eight-man football with 7:39 left in the third.

"Our offensive line played very well tonight.," Uniontown head coach Chad Stroud said. "Brenton Esslinger, C.J. Stiffler, Zak Hueston, Trenton Miller, and John Kuns all dominated the line of scrimmage.

"Defensively, Coach (Aaron) Law had a great game plan and our kids executed very well and swarmed to the ball. Our defense scored two safeties tonight."

Uniontown gained 359 of its 392 yards of total offense on the ground. Pleasanton managed only 80 yards in offense. The Eagles ran 48 plays to just 34 for the Blu-Jays.

Garrett Murrow rushed for 179 yards, scored twice and had an interception. Cole Schafer rushed for 60 yards. Dakota Wiley connected with Brenton Esslinger on two passes -- both for touchdowns -- for 33 yards.

Zak Hueston had 3 sacks while Esslinger had 2. Chase Gleason had an interception for the Eagles.

Uniontown will conclude its season Thursday night at Yates Center.



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