East Union opens road district play with dominant performance
East Union went on the road in district 1-2A play on Thursday night against Walnut and turned in a dominant performance in every aspect of the game, cruising to a 42-7 victory.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Urchins created their first of four turnovers on the night with a gang tackle leading to a fumble recovery by Sam Murray early in the 2nd quarter. Colton Plunk would take a handoff 91 yards for the games first score two plays later.
Plunk would go on to chew up yards to the tune of 204 on the night and a pair of scores.
“I am proud of how we executed tonight on offense and defense. Very proud of my guys. We had our best week of practice this year and it showed in the game,” Urchin Coach Kevin Walton said.
The Urchin air attack, among the best in 2A in the state, would get in on the action as well.
Sophmore quarterback Ty Walton threw for 283 yards and 4 scores, a pair to Dejuan Hubbard and Hayden Roberts. The first score to Roberts stretched the lead to 28-7 and the Urchins would never look back.
The rest of the game was the Urchin defense holding the high flying Wildcats in check and the ground game eating up yards and keeping the clock moving.
Plunk was the games leading rusher, as he broke over 2 dozen tackles by our count.
East Union moves to 6-2 on the season and 2-0 in district play. More pictures from Thursdays game on Facebook (Union County Sports) and Instagram (sportsmississippi).