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Warriors looking for homecoming win

By David Swartz - Managing Editor | Sep 16, 2020

ARMSTRONG — North Union will be ready for Manson-Northwest Webster this week, as it’s the Warriors’ homecoming.

The homecoming game has been moved to 3 p.m., Saturday, to accommodate the Cougars, who suspended their season for two weeks due to a Covid case.

Both teams will be looking to win their first game of the season. North Union (0-3) has lost three games in which the Warriors were either leading or within one score of their opponent at the start of the fourth quarter. Last week, North Union trailed St. Edmond 27-21 to start the final period, and the Gaels erupted for 26 points in the win.

On the plus side, it was a breakout game for senior running back Ryan Lang, who ran for a season-high 250 yards and would’ve had over 300 if a fourth-quarter touchdown run hadn’t been called back.

Manson-Northwest Webster lost 49-26 in Week 1 to Ogden and 49-13 to Pocahontas Area in Week 2.

In two games, the Cougars have just 159 rushing yards led by Brayden Johll’s 129 yards on 34 carries.

North Union quarterback Carter Morphew has had more success in the air then his counterpart, MNW junior Shawn Kenyon. Morphew is 29-of-46 passing for 321 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions. Kenyon is 14-of-41 passing for 213 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.

Aidan Fries is Morphew’ top target with 12 catches for 125 yards and Bryer Prochniak has nine catches for 133 yards and two scores.

Tate Blanchi is Kenyon’s top target with 10 catches for 116 yards and two scores. Four other players have just one catch apiece.

Bierstedt leads North Union’s defense with 25 tackles while Prochniak has 23.5. Chris Krueger leads the Cougars with 16 tackles.