Eagles secure playoff spot

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

UNIONTOWN — Uniontown High’s Eagles ensured themselves a place in the Kansas Class 2-1A football playoffs in November.
In front of a home crowd, the Eagles defeated the Northeast High Vikings of Arma 14-0 Friday night. It came in Class 2-1A, District 7 play.
The victory pushed Uniontown to 2-0 in district play. Next up is a date Pittsburg St. Mary’s-Colgan High’s Panthers on Thursday in a district showdown at Colgan.
Colgan defeated Pleasanton 39-0 on Thursday night to go to 2-0 in district.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Eagles got on the scoreboard with an eight-yard touchdown run by Ty Clayton. A failed kick left it 6-0 at halftime
Zach Travis scored on a 19-yard scramble to the end zone in the third quarter. Travis tossed the two-point conversion pass to Ben Dixon.
That was it.
“The kids did a terrific job defensively,” said Chad Stroud, Eagle head coach. “Coach (Aaron) Law put a great game plan together and our kids executed very well.”
Stroud said the Eagle defense limited the Vikings to 77 yards of total offense. That’s 23 plays for the game by the Vikings. The Vikings had as many yards in penalties.
“I felt we controlled the ball very well for the most part and wore them down. We took the second half kickoff and chewed eight minutes off the clock on our scoring drive,” Stroud said.
Jordan Woods was the workhorse for the Eagles, carrying the football 29 times for 133 yards. Travis had 63 yards on 13 carries plus was 3 of 8 passing for 19 yards.
Clayton finished with 58 yards on 13 carries.
Uniontown’s defense was led by DuShaun Robinson and Clayton with six tackles each. Dixon had an interception.
Uniontown 0-6-8-0—14
Northeast 0-0-0-0—0
Uniontown — Clayton 8 yd run (kick failed)
Uniontown — Travis 19 yd run (Dixon pass from Travis)