Week 8 prep football preview: Union vs. Battle Ground
Union vs. Battle Ground
4A GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE GAME
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday
WHERE: District Stadium, Battle Ground HS, 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground
BROADCAST: TV, cable Ch. 29; Video webcast: Battle Ground Schools YouTube Channel; ESN/NFHS ($9.95 monthly subscription required)
RECORDS: Union (4-3, 1-1), Battle Ground (2-5, 1-2)
LAST WEEK: Union beat Heritage 56-7; Battle Ground lost to Camas 41-14.
LAST YEAR: Union 49, Battle Ground 7
ABOUT UNION: Union clinches a playoff berth with a win. If the Titans do that, next week they’ll be playing for a share of the league title (if Camas beats Skyview) or for the No. 2 seed (if Skyview wins). Union spent last week fine-tuning its passing game. Quarterback CJ Jordan completed 14 of 19 passes for 330 yards and four touchdowns, all in the first half. Jordan has passed for 1,037 yards on the season. RB Isaiah Jones leads the Titans in rushing with 558 yards, but he’s been used limitedly in the past three weeks – rushing 52 yards on 18 carries.
ABOUT BATTLE GROUND: This is the Tigers’ league finale. A win would keep their playoff hopes alive. A loss eliminates them. They are led by RB Steven Hancock, who has rushed for 922 yards and 10 TDs. He rushed for 94 yards on 24 carries.
FANS’ PICK: Union (94 percent)
PREP PROLETARIAT SAYS: TBA Thursday