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The Union High football team got back into the win column Saturday.

The Scotties pulled away to complete a 49-28 WPIAL Big Seven Conference win over Northgate.

The game started Friday, but was suspended because of lightning with 1:19 remaining in the third quarter. Union (1-2 conference, 1-3 overall) had just kicked off following a touchdown when the officials stopped the action.

A delay of about 20 minutes saw multiple flashes of lightning on Friday. Coaches from both squads got together and made the decision to finish the game Saturday.

The Scotties snapped a seven- game losing streak.

“We needed the win, that’s for sure,” Scotties coach Stacy Robinson said. “We played well in spurts and we finally pieced a good four quarters together.”

The Flames (0-2, 0-3) dropped their 18th consecutive game.

Union’s Tyler Staub and

Michael Flowers scored touchdowns on Saturday. Staub hauled in a 19-yard scoring strike from Tyler Benedict and Flowers found the end zone on a 33-yard run.

Both of the Scotties’ scores came in the final frame.

Flowers rolled up 193 rushing yards on 12 carries. He added a two-point conversion run as well.

“Michael did have a good game,” Robinson said. “It’s not a surprise. I’m glad he was able to break out.

Union returns to action at 7:30 p.m. at MAC rival Rochester.

“It will be another tough battle in the Big Seven for us,” Robinson said.

Sports Writer

Ron Poniewasz Jr. is a sports writer at the New Castle News. Email him at rponiewasz@ncnewsonline.com.

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