Week 7 football preview: Union vs. Battle Ground
When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at District Stadium, Battle Ground (Class 4A Greater St. Helens League game)
Last meeting: Union won 56-3 on Oct. 15, 2010 in Vancouver.
Last week: Union defeated Heritage 41-10; Battle Ground lost 76-0 to Skyview.
Union (5-1, 1-0): Union has won five in a row, averaging 41 points in each game. … Union has won both meetings with Battle Ground by an average score of 58-7. … The Titans’ running game got a little stronger with the return of Brandon Brody-Heim from knee surgery. Brody-Heim rushed for 113 yards on 16 carries and two TDs. … Gabe Rego rushed for 96 yards on 7 carries and two TDs against Heritage.
Battle Ground (4-2, 1-1): The Tigers need to regroup from last week’s 76-0 loss to Skyview. … In the first five weeks, the Tigers surrendered 69 points to opponents combined. … The Tigers must not let back-to-back tough opponents derail what had been a successful season. Battle Ground faces Heritage next week for what likely will be for a playoff berth.
Bottom line: There’s a clear split in the league between Skyview and Union and the rest of the league.
Columbian’s pick: Union.
Fans’ pick: Union (87 percent)