Eagles come up short



October 29, 2011 - 12:00 AM

UNIONTOWN – Uniontown High’s Eagles ended their season at home Thursday in a 27-20 loss to Central Heights High’s Vikings.
“We had a long touchdown pass called back early in the third quarter,” said Chad Stroud, Eagle head coach. “We ended the game coming up one yard short on fourth-and-goal at the two-yard line.”
The Eagles broke on top first, leading 7-0 after one quarter. The Vikings were up 14-13 at halftime.
The Vikings scored 13 points in the third quarter. Uniontown got a touchdown in the fourth and an extra point.
The Eagles finished 4-5 and 0-3 in Class 3A district action. They go to eight-man football next year.
“I’m very proud of these young men. They played incredibly hard when we had nothing to play for but pride against a solid Central Heights team,” Stroud said.
Jordan Woods had a rushing touchdowns and 78 yards on the ground. Zach Travis rushed for 77 yards and had a touchdown pass to Seth Sympson. Sympson had 39 yards receiving.
Garrett Murrow scored a touchdown and rushed for 51 yards. The Eagles had 229 yards on 50 rushes as a team. They were 9 of 16 for 102 yards passing.
“I want to mention the our seniors who have played all four years – Brenden Wood, Robert Kuns, Seth Sympson, Max Labbe, Josh Beerbower, Zach Travis and Jordan Woods. They gave a lot to our program and showed solid leadership this season,” Stroud said.
Brenton Esslinger led the Eagle defense with 11 tackles and a quarterback sack. Jay Hierholster had nine tackles. Woods recorded a quarterback sack.

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