Limited by conditions, Urchins remain unbeaten

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NEW ALBANY – Sloppy playing conditions kept East Union coach Scott Duley from utilizing one of his top offensive weapons, but the the Urchins scored the most when all the scoring took place and remained unbeaten.

Blake Spruill rushed for two touchdowns, the second from 39 yards out with 1 minute, 29 seconds left in the first half, and East Union defeated Strayhorn 20-14 Friday night.

All the scoring took place in the first half. That might have been difference had the Urchins (5-0) been able to get the ball to running back/wide receiver Jacob Elder more often.

“Our offense was really limited, and we weren’t able to get Elder involved like we need to,” Duley said. “They were sending about nine men, and we just couldn’t get outside the tackle box in these conditions.”

Strayhorn (0-4) struck first with a 2-yard run by Jordan Pinion in the first quarter. The two-point try failed.

Spruill’s 2-yard run, and D.J. Montgomery’s 2-point conversation gave the Urchins an 8-6 lead.

With eight seconds left in the first, Strayhorn went back on top with Pinion’s 31-yard run and a successful 2-point conversion.

East Union tied the game on Chase Hall’s 7-yard run.

“It was a big win,” Duley said. “I told the boys it was better to lose ugly than win pretty.”