Bauer Power Propels Union Past Federal Way

Varsity Football Live

Saturday Sept. 7th 2014 4A Boys Football
at Federal Way 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Union 7 0 19 8 34
Federal Way 7 14 6 0 27

See game recap below

Bauer Power Propels Union Past Federal Way
By Steven Dion

Bauer Power Propels Union Past Federal Way

Memorial Stadium in Federal Way served as the site for a 4A non-league season-opener between the Eagles of Federal Way and Union Titans. The host team was set to kick off 2014 after one of the school’s best season a year ago. The Titans from Vancouver were also coming off a strong season in which they went 8-3 and a second round playoff finish.

The staunch front seven of Federal Way was present early on as Union had a difficult time moving the ball regularly. David Tiumalu and Robert Savusa stuffed the run. The Eagles drew first blood on a delayed pass to the corner by D’Jimon Jones whose ability to extend the play and evade defenders bought time to find the open receiver. Union responded by scoring seven of their own. Before the end of the first half, dynamic senior running back/defensive back combo Chico McClatcher broke through for a 61 yard touchdown run and post route score from Jones to take a 21-7 led to the locker room.

Enter Jack Bauer. The game announcer would begin to sound like a broken record as the senior tailback was given the rock over and over. He was integral in all three touchdowns scored in the third quarter for Union which proved to be the deciding frame. McClatcher dazzled the crowd again by picking up a live ball from a muffed field goal 100 yards for the score. However, the balanced gameplan of Union including an opportunistic defense and relentless ball carrying allowed Union to grab the lead in the fourth and hold on to the final buzzer. A Caleb Browning run which broke a handful of tackles to set up a Titans score in the second half was the turning point in the game. The trip back to Vancouver will be a pleasant one for Gary McGarvie’s team.

Top Performers:
Jack Bauer- 71 rushing yards, 2 TDs (3yds, 1 yd), Interception

Federal Way
Chico McClatcher- 90 rushing yards 25 receiving yards, 3 TDs (54 run, 25 pass, 99 kick return), Interception