RICHWOOD — North Union overwhelmed Galion in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division action on Friday, 41-3.
The Wildcats ran out to a 20-3 halftime lead and shut out the Tigers in the second half while scoring three more touchdowns of their own in the third period.
The Tigers offense was led by Chase Cooke, who completed 14 of 29 passes for 126 yards on the night. Cooke was also the rushing leading for Galion with 20 yards picked up on five carries.
Leading receivers for the Tigers were Harrison Ivy, Takoda Crisman and Isaiah Alsip. Ivy had six catches for 68 yards, Crisman caught one pass for 28 yards and Alsip snagged three grabs for 25 yards. The running game for the Tigers only picked up 43 yards on 14 carries. In addition to Cooke’s 20 yards, Michael Montgomery and Garrett Kuns picked up the remainder of the yardage. Montgomery had 17 yards on two carries and Kuns amassed just six yards, while carrying the ball seven times.
North Union was led by Tim Davis and Luke Krawczyk, who accounted for five of the six touchdowns. Davis scored twice and picked up 157 yards rushing on 12 carries. Krawczyk scored three touchowns, while carrying the ball 14 times for 61 yards. The Wildcats had 403 total yards rushing on 46 carries. North Union threw the ball just four times, completing two and adding 44 yards to reach a total of 447 on 50 plays.
Galion is now 2-7 this season and 1-5 in the MOAC. The Tigers will finish out their season Friday at home against Marion Pleasant. Pleasant is 7-2 overall and 4-2 in the league after defeating the Fairbanks Panthers last week, 56-6.
North Union improved to 6-3 overall and 3-3 in the league. The Wildcats will head to Delaware to take on the Barons from Buckeye Valley High School. Buckeye Valley is now 3-6 overall and 2-4 in the league after falling to the Marion Harding Presidents by a score of 32-14.