Eisenhower Shuts Out Union City; Can Clinch Region 5 Title Next Week

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UNION CITY, Pa. – Eisenhower moved one step closer to the Region 5 title with a 49-0 win at Union City Friday.

(Photo courtesy Steve Younger. Eisenhower’s Cael Black runs during a game at Union City, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Black finished with 116 yards and three touchdowns as the Knights defeated the Bears, 49-0.)

The win moves the Knights to 4-0 on the season and gives them the opportunity to clinch the outright region title with a win against Iroquois next week. Eisenhower would secure at least a share of the region title if Seneca were to defeat Iroquois Saturday.

Much like their first meeting, it took the Eisenhower offense a few series’ to get rolling, but once they did, the Knights were off and running. Cael Black opened the scoring, then Owen Trumbull ripped off a 48-yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter. Black’s second score late in the half gave the Knights a 21-0 halftime lead.

Eisenhower’s offense continued to roll in the second half. Black ran 36 yards for his third touchdown of the game in the third quarter, and Trumbull connected with Caleb Robinault for a 42-yard touchdown to put the Knights up 35-0.

The Knights went back to the ground game in the fourth quarter as Colby Hagg had a 41-yard touchdown run, and Keegan Eckstrom sprinted in from 35 yards.

Black led the Knights’ ground attack with 116 yards and three touchdowns.

Owen Trumbull threw for 188 yards and a score, and Zane Alexander had five receptions for 88 yards.

Eisenhower now finds itself firmly in the driver’s seat for the top seed in the District 10 Class 1A playoffs after Cambridge Springs lost to Northwestern Friday. With District 10’s revamped playoff format, the Knights are in prime position to gain homefield advantage for the playoffs.

The Knights welcome Iroquois to the “Pasture of Pain” next Friday, with kickoff set for 7 p.m.

Find more scores and recaps from around District 10 here.