East Union

East Union uses gutsy 4th quarter calls to stun in season opener

East Union freshman quarterback Ty Walton looks like he was born to run the veer offense. As the coaches son, he just might have been.

Walton directed a potent Urchin offense to 33 points and a season opening victory over a dangerous Falkner team, 33-32.

Ty, son of head coach and former Falkner assistant Kevin Walton, had plenty of help in the East Union attack. Colton Plunk took the opening run of the season 76 yards for a touchdown. But the biggest plays of the game came down to play calling and execution in crucial spots late in the 4th quarter.

And in crucial spots late in the 4th quarter, the coaching staff wanted the ball in the hands of one person: running back Joel Wilkinson.

Wilkinson converted a 4th and 5 on a fake punt. He later added a one yard TD run to pull within one, and one the biggest play of the game he willed his way in for the 2-pt conversion that ultimately decided the game.

East Union then held Falkner as they marched to the red zone, getting crucial sacks to seal the victory.

The Urchins are at home next Friday against Ashland.

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