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the whole 32-yards on first down for the score. An un­char­ac­ter­is­tic miss from kicker Matt Main­war­ing left the score at 6-0.

Ken­nett (1-4, 3-5) an­swered right back, though, with a big play of its own, when Con­nor Hyzny rum­bled 43 yards to the In­di­ans’ five. Quar­ter­back Jake Dilcher punched it in from the one for the 7-6 lead, they took into the half­time.

“We played a very good first quar­ter, and good first half, re­ally,” said Ken­nett coach Doug Lan­g­ley. “But we need to play a full four quar­ters. We’re young, and we’re get­ting bet­ter ev­ery week. But we have to play a full four quar­ters if we’re go­ing to end with a cou­ple more wins.”

In the sec­ond half, Unionville kept with the game plan, keep­ing it on the ground and mov­ing the chains. Soon enough, the one- and two-yard gains started turn­ing into six and seven yarders, and even big­ger ones on oc­ca­sion.

Dante Gra­ham, who had just two yards in the first half, piled up 89 yards on 10 car­ries af­ter half­time, with three TDs.

“Coach (Pat) Clark has us very well con­di­tioned,” said Gra­ham. “We con­di­tion un­til we can barely take it. So we tend to be able to pick things up in the sec­ond half against most teams. We just keep com­ing af­ter them hard and wear them down.”

Zu­bi­laga led all rush­ers in the game, with 109 yards and a pair of touch­downs on 18 car­ries. He was quick to point out the job his team­mates did on the other side of the ball.

“We held them to 14 points, seven for most of the game,” said Zu­bi­laga. “This was a to­tal team ef­fort.”

Clark, who cel­e­brated his 100th ca­reer win last week, agreed.

“I’ll take the first seven,” said Clark. “That was a bad blitz call on my part, so just a great job on de­fense.”

The In­di­ans are now just a win away from clinch­ing at least a tie for the Amer­i­can divi­sion crown.

“We strug­gled a bit early, but I think that sched­ule is re­ally help­ing us now,” said Clark. “We’re a young team, and the kids are re­ally com­ing into their own. Win­ning cures a lot of ills.”


Unionville’s Jack Adams runs as Ken­nett’s Gar­rett Cox con­verges Fri­day night.

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