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Union Bears ramble past J.I. Burton Raiders

September 20th, 2013 11:58 pm by Greg Peters

Union Bears ramble past J.I. Burton Raiders

NORTON — Union overcame a slow first quarter Friday evening at Lawson-Kitschko Stadium and made its way to a 48-8 win over J.I. Burton.

The Bears, who were held scoreless in the first quarter, took advantage of the Raiders’ youth and turnovers in the final  three stanzas.

Jake McCray got things rolling for Union with touchdown runs of 2 and 12 yards in the second quarter. McCray finished the night with two scores and 88 yards on 14 carries. 

The Bears then went to the air for the next two scores. Quarterback Tanner Hall connected with Jay Gavin for 45 yards and Drake Bowen for 20.

“Our quarterback has really developed the last two or three games,” said Union  coach Travis Turner. “It helps to have some really good wideouts who can catch and then make something happen.”

The Bears’ defense limited the Raiders to just 47 yards rushing and returned an interception and a fumble for touchdowns.

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