By Brett Hart
It was a tough night for the Warriors on Friday at their home football stadium as Amery lost a 42-8 showdown to the Unity Eagles after being shut out, 28-0, in the first half.
The struggle was especially evident in the running game where Amery (0-2) finished with negative 19 rushing yards while Unity (1-1) ran for 273 yards and five touchdowns.
The Warriors were able to move the ball a bit in the air, however, as Kale Hopke completed 8 of 15 passes for 140 yards, and Tyler Jackson was 4-for-5 passing for 38 yards and a touchdown. Each gave up one interception.
Gavin Melberg was Amery's leading rusher with two carries for 20 yards, and receiver with five catches for 75 yards. He also returned three kicks for 65 yards.
Amery's lone touchdown came on a pass from Jackson to Jack Alton. Alton finished with three receptions for 29 yards.
Grady Martin led the defense with nine tackles while Wyatt Christian recovered one fumble and Daniel Wolf recorded one tackle for a loss. Martin also caught one pass for 35 yards.
Unity's Heath Foeller had eight carries for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Jake Bloom ran for 72 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. Also scoring rushing touchdowns for the Eagles were Brody Allen and Jack Nelson. Luke Flaherty hauled in three Unity pass receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown.
Unity 7 21 6 8 - 42
Amery 0 0 0 8 - 8