09/30/07 — Union rolls past Spring Creek

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Union rolls past Spring Creek

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on September 30, 2007 2:18 AM

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Junior Howard Bynum accounted for three touchdowns on offense and defense combined, and Sampson Union rolled past Spring Creek 59-9 on Friday evening at "The Swamp."

Bynum threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Caleb Hall in the opening quarter. Hall returned the favor with a 10-yard strike to Bynum later in the same period.

Bynum concluded his stellar night with a 36-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second half. He finished with 86 yards rushing as the Spartans, of the Class 1-A Super Six Conference, evened their non-conference ledger at 3-3.

Sophomore Ronald Gray added touchdown runs of 4 and 40 yards in a 96-yard rushing performance. Hall emerged Union's top rusher with 97 yards on just seven totes.

Travis Williams, Zach Alphin and Will Moore each contributed a touchdown. Overall, Union amassed nearly 300 yards of total offense.

"We're just out-matched and there's nothing we can do about it right now," said Spring Creek coach Roy Whitfield. "It's just one of those things."

Spring Creek averted the shutout on Alex Dunmire's 2-yard touchdown plunge in the third quarter. Raul Fuentes converted his only PAT of the evening.

The Gator defense earned a fourth-quarter safety. Jaelyn Lee emerged the top tackler with 10 stops, while John Mozingo and Dunmire posted seven tackles apiece. Lee and Mozingo also recovered fumbles.

Spring Creek (0-6 overall) opens its Carolina 1-A Conference schedule Friday at Princeton. The Gators have won all six meetings since becoming a varsity program in 2001.

Union 19 13 13 14 -- 59

Spring Creek 0 0 7 2 -- 9

Third quarter

SC -- Dunmire 2 run (Fuentes kick)

Fourth quarter

SC -- Safety


First downs 4

Rushes-yds 81

Passing yds 64

Total yards 145

C-A-I 8-18-1

Fumbles-lost 3-3

Punts-avg. 4-30

Penalties-yds 3-25


RUSHING -- Spring Creek -- Alex Dunmire 10-80, TD; Montrell Carmichael 10-25; Nick Hatem 8-(-5); Trey Thornton 3-(-19); Adam Hinson 1-0. Union -- Caleb Hall 7-97; Ronald Gray 11-96; Howard Bynum 8-86.

PASSING -- Spring Creek -- Nick Hatem 8-18-1 64. Union -- Caleb Hall 1-1-0 10, TD; Howard Bynum 1-1-0 8, TD.

RECEIVING -- Spring Creek -- Alex Dunmire 3-33; Trey Thornton 2-8; Montrell Carmichael 1-13; Derek Stickland 2-10. Union -- Howard Bynum 1-10, TD; Caleb Hall 1-8, TD.