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Scheel and Driscol represent UNION on all state teams!
Scheel reflects on senior season
Knights' fourth quarter rally falls short at Cascade, lose 30-27
Knights fight to end, rally in 4th falls short 30-27.
Knights right the ship; sink Sailors, 42-0
Knights win big over Columbus, head to playoffs for sixth straight season!
Tuesday a busy day with the Knights
Union pummeled by sixth-ranked New Hampton, 38-3
Knights can't complete comeback at Hampton-Dumont, fall 20-14
Players of the Week announced for performance vs Hampton-Dumont
Knights fall short on last drive, HD ends up with win, 20-14.
No. 9 Union blanked by 2A's top-ranked Waukon, 35-0
interview via IowaPreps.com
Knights' Homecoming spoiled by Cascade in 30-21 defeat
Players of the Week announced for performance vs Cascade
Fields of Faith event this Wednesday on UHS FB Field at 7pm
Union falls at homecoming 30-21.
Holschlag, Driscol carry Knights past Osage, 33-6
Players of the Week announced for performance vs Osage
Knights lead 26-6 at half, go on to win 33-6, move to 4-0!
Union manhandles Central Springs in 61-6 rout
Players of the Week announced for performance vs Central Springs
TEAM RECORD tied and Individual Record set last game vs. CS
Union rolls to 61-6 win over Central Springs
Scheel-to-Bear combo too much for A-P in Knights' 37-13 rout
(POW) Players of the Week for Union Knights Football vs AP
Union wins to go to 2-0!
(POW) Players of the Week for Union Knights Football vs CPU
Knights weather the Stormin' Pointers, 26-16
2013 Union Knight Seniors
2013 TEAM CAPTAINS
2013 Union Team Preview
8000 LB CLUB
7000 LB CLUB
5 MINUTE SNATCH - Clark joins exclusive 8000 LB CLUB!
Seven Knights from class of 2013 to play college football this fall!
5 MINUTE SNATCH - Clark joins exclusive 8000 LB CLUB! 3rd Knight in history!
WBC Football Camp kicks off with over 300 attending!
Final camp opportunities wind down as season approaches!
Super Frosh smashes Knight All Time 5 min snatch record!
from NCAA recruiting tips (Twitter)
Third trimester academic excellence! Congrats!
Thanks Coaches Douglass, Denner, and Gassman, annual line camp at ILL Wesleyan U
Festival of Trails parade in LPC with best cheerleaders in the world!
Thanks Coach Douglass, UNION Knights at Lineman Challenge, ISU
latest email from the head coach
Parents and Athletes (girls and boys)
Scheel visits Iowa spring practice
Union FB JRs volunteer at Play Day, River Hills School in Waterloo
Champions of ATTENDANCE - 80% of life is showing up!
Video from NE Iowa Special Olympics event
Summer Football Camps
Crosser is 6th Union Knight to commit to playing at college level!
Will Crees commits to Central College
Josh Clark officially signs to Iowa Western Community College
Brady Petersen commits to Central College!
Powell, Hadachek, and Clark make college decisions public!
Athletes to officially sign/announce today at UNION HS at 3:15pm
Hadachek adds fourth BCS walk on offer via Arkansas
Seniors Josh Clark and Dalton Crosser recruited by National Champs!
Crees and Petersen hit college recruiting trail!
Congratulations Academic All State!
The truth posted on window of strength & conditioning coach office.
Hadachek has three visits ahead
Heckt becomes first member of Union football team to commit to playing college football!
Trev Hadachek selected to participate in 2013 Iowa Shrine Bowl
2012 IowaPreps.com Class 2A All State Football Teams and District MVPs - Union athletes honored
Iowa Newspaper Association 2012 All State lands four Knights!
2012 Des Moines Register All State Team recognition
2012 2A D3 1st Team All District
2012 2A D3 2nd Team All District
2012 2A D3 Honorable Mention All District
2A D3 All Academic Teams (1st team above, 2nd team below)
2012 Knight Team breaks or ties 16 all-time records
2A District #3 Champion Union Knights have 19 individuals recognized
'Inside the Huddle' - Union's Repeat Hopes Dashed in Rematch with Waukon
Reward & Recognition Event to be held Sunday, Nov 11th
POWs announced for Waukon, Round 2 playoff game
'Inside the Huddle' - Knights Race Past Mt. Vernon in Playoff Opener, 63-20; Rematch set with Waukon
POWs announced for Mt Vernon, Round 1 playoff game
717 listeners last week for Knights on Press Box Radio!
'Inside the Huddle' - Knights Sink Sailors, Roll into Postseason with 50-0 Victory
Union wins over Columbus 50-0! 4 TO's and 2 KOR's for TD's
Clark feels team learned from loss
'Inside the Huddle' - Knights Leave No Doubt in 48-12 Thumping of New Hampton, Claim District Crown
'Inside the Huddle' - Dynamic backfield carries Union to 52-27 blowout of Hampton-Dumont
New team record set last Friday vs Waukon, feedback from PBR
'Inside the Huddle' - Comeback for the Ages: Knights Rally in Final 7 Minutes, Win 34-33 over Waukon
KWWL Game of Week - Union wins!
Game recap video from KCRG
Knights celebrate Patriot Night by brave effort with 6.5 min left in game to win, 34-33!
NEW Team and Individual Records set
Heckt getting Division II attention his senior season!
'Inside the Huddle' - Knights spear Cougars in non-district battle, 45-14
Belated congratulations to Homecoming King candidates!
Fields of Faith event locked down for Wed. Oct 3rd
'Inside the Huddle' - Union thrashes Green Devils, 41-7; racks up 500-plus in Total Offense
Scheel intreviewed by Iowa Preps
'Inside the Huddle' - Knights Roll in District Opener vs. Central Springs, 50-6
'Inside the Huddle' - Union wins highly anticipated battle with A-P, 41-14
Scheel is dynamic in state athlete
'Inside the Huddle' - Center Point-Urbana stuns Union with last-second field goal, 45-42
Union managers and trainer for 2012
Meet the coach: Kendall Kriz
Meet the coach: Corbin Payne
Meet the coach: Ryan DeSousa
Meet the coach: Daryl Douglass
Meet the coach: Tim Smith
Meet the coach: Kyle Kriz
Introducing your 2012 Union Knight Football Team!
Hadachek named pre-season MVP by Ia Preps
Meet the coach: Alex Brayton
Meet the coach: Donnie Sallee
DSM Register releases pre-season polls 8-12-12
Iowa Preps.com announces pre-season all state teams
Meet the coach: Curt Hilmer
Meet the coach: Rick Dolleslager
Meet the coach: Scott Denner
Meet the coach: Brandon Adolphs
Meet the coach: Chadd Johnson
Meet the coach: Adam Gassman
Meet the coach: Tony DeSousa
Iowa Preps interviews Hadachek
Meet the coach: Jared Pospisil
Scheel has third offer from Minnesota Gophers!
Crees makes 2A preseason defensive team!
Sr. Captains Heckt and Crees visit Central College on Sunday
Hawkeyes offer Scheel
Senior captain Josh Clark getting noticed
Two more Knights heading to Iowa Central next fall!
Burnside signs letter of intent, Ansley officially commits
90% Club for Union WRAP
Wisconsin impresses Hadachek
Knights take on "First Strike" as team motto heading into 2012
Heckt and teammates visit UIU and Luther College
Senior Profile - Cole Hinders
Crees visited NIU this past Saturday
OFFENSE OR DEFENSE FOR HADACHEK?
2012 Team Captains announced
Senior Profile - Logan Sallee
2011-2012 FB and Academic Honors
Hadachek impressed with Minnesota
Union Knights volunteer at NE Iowa Special Olympics
Scheel gets attention from Iowa Preps in recent article
2012 and 2013 Union football schedules
Sallee to play football at Buena Vista University
Hinders commits to play at Wartburg College
50 Academic All State FB Players 3A includes three Knights!
Knights Move Down to 2A for 2012-2013 Seasons
Senior Profile - Brenden Kuhn
Senior Profile - Jon Porter
2011 Hi lights of Ride to the Dome!
Senior Profile - Dylan McLaughlin
Congratulations to Sr. Wes Burnside for being invited to 2012 Iowa Shrine Bowl
artwork for championship rings
Top 10 in 1 Minute Push Up Test
Scheel gets 3A soph MVP of district 5 via Iowa Preps
18 seniors, 1 five minute clip...thanks for the memories!
Junior Captain Josh Clark featured in Iowa Preps article
Burnside candidate for KCRG Athlete of the Week!
Senior Profile - Wes Burnside
Reward & Recognition Event to be held Sunday, Dec 4
KWWL AOTW -- Union Football Duo
Video posted July 30, one day before it all started...
Iowa Preps.com and Iowa Sports Connection All State
'Inside the Huddle' - Knights stun Decorah again, 21-14, to take 3A Championship
State title year includes breaking TEAM/individual All-Time Records
Top Media Outlets for video recap
Rapid Recap: Union wins first ever 3A State Championship
Rapid Recap: Union Captures First State Title!
Watch Knights LIVE!
Playoff Edition, 3A Championship: Union Faces Familiar Foe in Final
Congratulations to Trev Hadachek, 3A D5 Junior co-MVP
'Inside the Huddle' - Union shocks ADM-Adel in 42-28 Shootout; Advances to 3A Title Game
Playoff Edition, Semifinal Round: Union and ADM-Adel Collide with Title Game Aspirations
Kickoff at 7:30pm Monday at UNI Dome!
'Inside the Huddle' - Jay Scheel and Co. burn past Maquoketa in Epic Rematch, 21-13
Playoff Edition, Quarterfinal Round: UNI-Dome appearance on the line as Union hosts Maquoketa
Congratulations to 3A D5 all district selections for 2011
'Inside the Huddle' - Union playmakers prove to be too much for Solon
Rapid Recap: Down goes Sparty, Down goes Sparty!
Union graduate goes from the student to the teacher!
'Inside the Huddle' - Union Advances to 2nd round of Playoffs with 22-15 Nail Biter
Rapid Recap: Two-Minute 'O' Wins it for Union, 22-15!
3A BRACKETS FOR 2011 PLAYOFFS
3A BRACKETS FOR 2011 PLAYOFFS
Rapid Recap: Knights overpower Vikings, 51-0
'Inside the Huddle' - Knights roll past Marion Indians on Senior Night, 45-14
Rapid Recap: Knights end Marion's Playoff Dreams with 45-14 Blowout
Playoff Preview - Where We Stand
'Inside the Huddle' - Union knocks off 3A District 5 co-leaders Western Dubuque-Epworth, 42-17
Rapid Recap: Big second half allows Union to bury Bobcats, 42-17
Rapid Recap: Knights fall on homecoming night at hands of Maquoketa, 35-15
'Inside the Huddle' - Knights ride 21-point 3rd Quarter to 56-27 victory over Anamosa
Rapid Recap: Resilient Knights stave off fiesty Anamosa, 56-27
Union POW's vs DeWitt
You are what you drink? The will to prepare is an important as the will to win!
'Inside the Huddle' - Knights storm past Center Point-Urbana 56-7
Inside the Huddle - Center Point-Urbana Preview
Knights Continue to Climb in Polls
Union - Independence Quick Recap
Two all-time Union team records fall in Independence game!
Inside the Huddle - Independence Mustang Preview
Union posts first win over Decorah with comeback in 4th quarter!
Knights Paying the Price 2011
Dysart 4th of July Parade! Thanks to all who serve!
Burnside recognized as candidate - 2011 Mr. Football top 10 all classes
Congratulations to Union junior Trev Hadachek
June 5 Minute Snatch Test
Linemen committed to ILLINOIS WESLEYAN Camp!
Congratulations to Union Senior TJ Gray!
Post Workout Tuesday - bands and rollers
Top Test Performers from 3 minute snatch test
Congratulations to Union Senior Matt Schmitz!
PASSION TO TRAIN - ONE SHOT
2011 Football Captaiins announced
Players Only Information Update
TOP FIVE producers from March test
NE Special Olympics at UNI Dome this Sunday!
TOP 20 2nd trimester GPA's and 3.0 Club
Top 5 Test Champions by category
HOME VERSION OF 300 WORKOUT
Union receives MVP honors by IA PREPS in 3A D5 for both JR and SOPH classes
Hadachek named to Soph All State 1st Team
Burnside receives Junior of the Year honor from Iowa Preps (all class award)
1st Trimester Academic Champions
3 Knights named to INA All State teams 2010
Union's Burnside selected to DSM Register 1st team 3A All State
Reward & Recognition Night fills UHS auditiorium
Operation Christmas Child video
Union lands 9 - 1st team, 4 - 2nd team, 5 - All academic with 3A District 5
3A District 5 All District team announcement
Road to the Dome 2010
Knights "perfect" with 29-14 win over Vinton Vikings!
Update on Union' first ever undefeated football season!
District MVPs and TOP RBs in all of 3A
A positive message from an official working our Union game
Union captures 3A District 5 crown on the road at #6 Marion, 41-35!
Pre Game Meals and 48 hours out
KWWL highlights of Western Dubuque vs Union game
Knights christen new football field with six records, come from behind victory over Bobcats, 43-28!
Hadachek featured in Iowa Preps article Thursday
Players of the Week #5 vs Anamosa
The "reason" we get to play on Friday nights...
Knights dominate Anamosa for homecoming win 69-0
KWWL Athlete of week video
3 Knight football players selected for Homecoming court!
Interview with Sr Captain Brad Siebel after hi-lights from DeWitt win
Burnside credits line for success
Thriller game for the fans of Union, Knights win 47-46!
Players of the Week #3 vs Center Point - Urbana
LPC Progress Review hi-lights and photos
Knights win district opener 49-7 over Center Point-Urbana
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK #2 vs Independence
Knights roll 56-7 with all phases offense, defense, and special teams!
Burnside named Iowa Preps 3A Player of the Week and Wloo Courier Prep of Week
Union post game summary with win over Decorah
Union wins 35-20 on road vs 3A powerhouse Decorah!
email from Coach Miller
Pre-season 3A All State players from Iowa Preps.com
2010 Unity Council members announced
TOP 10 Producers on 40 YD test, and Pro Shuttle Test
Football video - the greatest team sport ever!
Top 10 Producers on testing thus far! Plus 18 names added and some new top 10, top 15 records!
2010 Team Captains announced
Leadership - when all things are equal the team with the best leaders will win!
Vision, without it men will perish...
This is an example of a true champion!
Knight Power Index and Top 5 Performances from last max out
Check out the Knights performing double kettlebell snatches!
Congratulations to Senior leader Jared Wauters!
Pipho selected as first interview for Knights of the Round Table
Union graduate Pipho honored by awards
Speed switch for KB Snatch test
If you have never failed, you have never lived!
Dunkelberger and Wauters receive All State honors!
Congratulations to Senior Captain Austin Bunz!
Congratulations to Senior leader Damon Powell!
Coach Tim Smith honored as Cedar Falls Officer of Year!
Do you want to burn 20 calories per minute?
Burnside interviewed by Iowa Preps
2010 Kickoff for Workouts!
Congratulations to Jared Wauters, 1st Team Iowa Preps Elite Offense
Congratulations to the following Knights leading by example in the classroom!
Wauters, McGarvey selected for DSM Register all state honors
letter from Coach Hadachek to players, parents and fans
2009 UNION FOOTBALL POST SEASON AWARDS
Union Knights shine with 12 All District Players
Union rally falls short, 29-22, vs New Hampton in FB State Playoffs
Knight win first post season game, 41-13!
Iowa 3A Power Rankings
Union wins big over #7 Maquoketa at LPC, 40-0!
Two New Records by 2009 squad!
Knights win on the road, 37-9 vs Benton! Move to 6-0
Congratulations to the 7000 LB CLUB!
Webster City intinerary
5 Minute Snatch Test Champions!
Congratulations to McGarvey, Wauters, Bunz and Gross
5 Tips on better hydration
Congratulations to seniors Austin Bunz, Matt Gross, and Jared Wauters
Titans vs Knights - See any similarities?
Max Outs Produce Team Records!
A must watch story, once in a lifetime!
What separates 1st place from second place?
The Greatest Ever? Leadership point of the Year
This is LEADERSHIP
Leaders lead and do things when others don't...period!
TEAM Reward and Recognition Night attracts Union Alums!
What do I eat before practice, games, etc?
Record setting report day establishes 19 all-time bests!
1st Union Strong Man a Success! New Record Set!
The Truth about Steroids
The Men of Union perform Spartan 300 Workout!
8 Workout Tips for High School Athletes by Rob Graf
8 Coaching Points for Proper Running Mechanics
What does it take to be #1? http://www.lombardimovie.com
'Inside the Huddle' - Union playmakers prove to be too much for Solon
By Cheyne Reiter
The Knights may be in the process of being regarded as a powerhouse football program.
Beating Solon, five-time consecutive finalists and four consecutive championships (2A 2007, 2008, 2009; 3A 2010) is a good start.
On high schools version of "Monday Night Football," the Knights played as if they were on national television.
From the get-go, the Union defense set the tone.
Solon opted to receive, and on their second play from scrimmage, an ill-advised J.J. Hanus pass was intercepted by Knight cornerback Brenden Kuhn, setting up the Knights deep in Spartan territory.
The Knights capitalized on the short field position, giving the ball to none other than Wes Burnside who finished off the short-scoring drive with a 13-yard score. After the successful PAT, the Knights were out to an early 7-0 lead.
On the following Spartan possession, the Knights defense stepped up once again, this time forcing a fumble, one of five Spartan fumbles (three recovered) on the night. The opportune Knight defense set up Union in Solon territory once again. The Knights finished this drive with another 13-yard score, this time from fullback Kyle Ansley. The missed PAT made the score 13-0, just minutes into the first quarter.
Finally, Solon was able to hang on to the football. A quick 4-play drive resulted in a Spartan touchdown by Cody Fritz, making the score 13-7 at the end of the first.
In the second, Union's playmakers stepped up.
After a Solon punt trickled down to the Union 5-yard line, the Knights chose to air it out. Jay Scheel connected with Trev Hadachek on a deep post route and 95 yards later, the Knights found themselves up 19-7 after the failed two-point conversion.
Solon's following possession would eat up a majority of the clock as the Spartans drove the length of the field. They got as close as the 3-yard line, but a penalty backed them up and the Knights defense held. A 32-yard field goal by Josh Proehl was good, making the score 19-10 in favor of Union as both teams headed to the locker rooms.
The second half would show who made the necessary adjustments. Time and time again, it seems to be the Knights who put up big numbers in the third quarter.
The Knights adjustment was to not adjust at all.
Feed Burnside the rock, keep Solon honest with deep passes, and let the defense close it out; a winning formula.
Union started with the ball and pounded it down the field. Burnside got his number called and made the most of it, scoring from 12 yards out to make the score 25-10 after the missed PAT. Later in the third, Scheel found Hadachek once again, this time from 28 yards out to make the score 31-10 after Brady Petersen's third missed PAT of the night.
With a 21-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, one would think that is comfortable. But against an experienced Solon squad, nothing is certain.
Cody Fritz scored his second touchdown of the night from four yards out to bring the score to 31-17. Quarterback J.J. Hanus used his feet to add another touchdown, making the score 31-24 with just a few minutes remaining.
Solon attempted an onside kick but the Knights recovered. With short time remaining, the Spartans needed a stop. With Union's playmaking ability, that was too much to ask for.
Scheel's great fake toss to Burnside sucked the Spartan defense one way while Scheel went the other. With blazing speed, Scheel scored 54 yards later, ultimately sealing the victory.
At 39-24, it would take a miracle by the Spartans to come back; the Knight defense would have nothing of it. Stuffing Solon at the Union 1-yard line to end the game punctuated the Knight victory.
The Knights pulled off the improbable, the unthinkable.
Offensively, Burnside beat up the Spartan defense for 205 yards on 33 carries and two touchdowns. His lead blocker, Kyle Ansley, saw his fair share of carries, carrying four times for 31 yards and a touchdown.
As Solon keyed on the Knights running game, quarterback Jay Scheel was effective passing the ball. Scheel was 5 of 7 for 138 yards and two touchdowns, once again taking care of the football. He added five carries for 50 yards and a score as well. All five completions went to the 'big-play-waiting-to-happen' Trev Hadachek.
With the Knights high-powered offense gaining most of the attention, it was the defense who made a statement.
The Knights forced four total Spartan turnovers (three in the first quarter), one interception by Kuhn and three fumbles recovered. Ansley (10 T, 1 TFL) and Cole Hinders (10 T) led the Union charge.
Next Monday night at 7 p.m., the Knights will host the 3A D5 No. 1 seed Maquoketa Cardinals (10-1) who defeated the Grinnell Tigers (8-3) last night by a 42-14 final. Earlier this season, the Cardinals defeated Union 35-15 on homecoming night.
With Union being 100 percent healthy and a trip to the UNI-Dome on the line, expect to see a much closer contest this time around.
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