Unionís J.D. Graves races up field in the Bobcatsí 66-16 victory over Arlington Friday night. CASEY KELLAS - The Observer
UNION — Union added its second win of the season Friday night with a 66-16 victory over visiting Arlington.
The Bobcats have put a couple of winless seasons behind them and are now 2-4 overall this season.
“We came out ready to play. The kids were ready from the get-go,” coach Jon Reynolds said.
“I think the week off really helped us. About 80 percent of the game we played mistake free.”
The Bobcats finished with 399 yards rushing, led by Ty Coon’s 248 yards.
Coon carried the ball 23 times and scored four touchdowns.
Brooke Scantling had one rush for 70 yards and a touchdown, while Aaron Clark had 40 yards and a score on six attempts.
Clark also completed three of six passes for 66 yards and a
“The kids have matured as the season has gone on,” Reynolds said. “They have learned a lot this year.
“It’s nice to get a Homecoming win. It’s been a while.”
Coon broke off a long touchdown run on the Bobcats’ first play from scrimmage.
A little later Clark found J.D. Graves for a 20-yard touchdown toss to make it 14-0.
Another TD run by Coon, followed by a touchdown run by Clark made it 30-0 before the first quarter was over and Union was well on its way.
Arlington got on the board with 10:19 to go in the second quarter on a 62-yard touchdown pass.
But Union scored twice more before the half and took a 44-8 lead to the lockerroom.
UHS stretched it to a 60-8 lead in the second half.
The Bobcats held Arlington to 170 yards of offense, 51 of which came on the ground.
Union will face off with Chemawa Friday.
The Braves are a 3A team, so the Bobcats will have to work on their 11-man football skills this week in practice.
“We had a bye week, so we decided to fill it,” Reynolds said.
Chemawa is 2-4 this season against competition in the 1A, 2A and 3A levels.