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East Union routs Sierra on homecoming
Bulletin sports fall 2021
East Union quarterback Luke Weaver sprints ahead of a tackle against Sierra. - photo by SEAN KAHLER


Sierra 0    7     0    0 — 7

East Union 21   28   13   0 — 62


First quarter

E — Luke Weaver 1 run (Cooper Rossi kick), 8:17

E — Dylan Lee 56 pass from Weaver (Rossi kick), 5:17

E — Ian Metcalf 26 run (Rossi kick), 4:57


Second quarter

S — Maximus Morales 1 run (Seth Villanueva kick), 11:28

E — Lee 29 pass from Weaver (Rossi kick), 10:52

E — Weaver 10 run (Rossi kick), 8:22

E — David Flores 10 run (Rossi kick), 5:24

E — Lee 75 pass from Weaver (Rossi kick) :9.5


Third quarter

E — Lee 11 pass from Weaver (Rossi kick), 8:10

E — Johntae Maggard 46 run (kick failed), 2:15

The East Union High Lancers celebrated homecoming Friday with an impressive 62-7 Valley Oak League victory over visiting Sierra.

Senior quarterback Luke Weaver was nothing short of spectacular. He ran for a pair touchdowns and threw for another four, hitting his favorite target Dylan Lee on scoring tosses of 56-, 29-, 75-, and 11- yards in the rout over his intra-city rival.

"Anytime you put that many points on the scoreboard that's a good thing. But we also made a lot of mistakes and penalties," EU coach Mike Kuhnlenz said.

He was more concerned with the latter given that one of the league's top teams, Manteca High, is next week's opponent.

Against the Timberwolves, it was all Lancers (1-1 VOL, 4-2 overall).

They scored on nearly every possession, going the length of field on that first drive capped off by Weaver's 1-yard run.

They scored quickly the next two times.

Shortly after Lee reeled in an intermediate pass from Weaver, doing the rest from there to complete the 56-yard score, East Union, on defense, recovered a fumble on Sierra's ensuing possession, with Ian Metcalf capitalizing on the turnover by going 26 yards for the TD.

The Timberwolves (0-2, 0-6) returned the favor, coming up with a turnover thanks to an interception by linebacker Ben Wheeler.

Sierra took advantage of the short field with Maximus Morales pounding the ball in from a yard out to open the second quarter.

The Lancers wasted little time of striking back. Weaver found Lee twice this time, including the quick-strike TD pass from 29 yards out.

Defensively, East Union kept the Timberwolves pinned down deep in their territory on several occasions. Lee and sophomore Sebastian Arrizano, who was among the recent call-ups from the junior varsity squad, came up with sacks.

The Lancers had the game all but put away before the half with a 48-7 advantage.

Besides Lee and Weaver, David Flores and Johntae Maggard both chipped in with touchdown runs.

Sierra coach Chris Johnson noted that his young team lacked playing the fundamentals.

"As coach, that's on me," he said, adding, "We need to do a better job of working hard and playing hard."