TRACY – East Union dug itself a deep hole early Friday night and couldn’t climb out as host Kimball smacked the Lancers 42-21.
The Jaguars (1-1 VOL, 2-3) ran off 28 unanswered points to start the game. After Kimball went up 28-0 with 7:53 left in the first half, the ensuing kickoff went out of bounds giving the Lancers (0-2, 1-4) the ball on their own 35-yard line.
East Union took advantage of the good field position and embarked on an eight-play, 65-yard drive highlighted by Andrew Ortiz’s 22-yard run. The drive was capped off by 6-yard scoring run by Victor Lopez with 3:59 left in the first half to pull within 28-7.
The Lancers would not score again until the fourth quarter after Jeremy Turner recovered a Jaguars fumble, leading to a 30-yard drive capped with a 4-yard Ortiz scoring plunge with 11:10 left in the game to make the score 42-14.
Lucas Garcia had the game’s final score with a 1-yard dive for the final of 42-21 with 4:22 left in the game.
Lopez churned out 131 yards on 16 carries to lead the East Union offense. Ortiz added 52 yards on nine carries.
Gaige Allen and Rashaad Cooper accounted for four of Kimball’s six touchdowns. Allen scored on runs of 26 and 75 yards, finishing with 151 yards on 10 carries and Cooper had touchdown runs of 4 and 19 yards and he totaled 67 yards on 11 carries.