Union advances to state finals with comeback win over Puyallup

Titans fight back from a 14-point second-half deficit in Saturday semifinal

VANCOUVER — The Union Titans did it again.

Only this time meant so much more.

Union rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit and beat Puyallup 35-28 Saturday at McKenzie Stadium and will play for the Class 4A state championship next week in the Tacoma Dome.

Union quarterback Lincoln Victor (5) breaks away from a pair of Puyallup defenders Saturday. Victor scored the game-winning touchdown with 2:52 left to play to lead the Titans to a 35-28 win in the Class 4A state semifinals at McKenzie Stadium. Photo by Mike Schultz
Union quarterback Lincoln Victor (5) breaks away from a pair of Puyallup defenders Saturday. Victor scored the game-winning touchdown with 2:52 left to play to lead the Titans to a 35-28 win in the Class 4A state semifinals at McKenzie Stadium. Photo by Mike Schultz

Lincoln Victor scored on a 16-yard run with 2:52 to play, giving the Titans the final 21 points of this state semifinal game.

Union did the same thing to the Vikings in Week 5 of the regular season, scoring the final 21 points in a 38-31 victory.

This time, this win, sends Union to the finals.

Victor passed for 281 yards and three touchdowns, plus rushed for 83 yards and the game-winner.

Jojo Siofele had 108 yards receiving, including a 70-yard touchdown reception. Alex Jackson caught two touchdown passes.

Story will be updated Saturday evening.

Union linebacker Joshua Joo (29) tackles a Puyallup ball carrier Saturday during the Titans’ victory in the Class 4A state semifinals at McKenzie Stadium. Photo by Mike Schultz
Union linebacker Joshua Joo (29) tackles a Puyallup ball carrier Saturday during the Titans’ victory in the Class 4A state semifinals at McKenzie Stadium. Photo by Mike Schultz

UNION 35, PUYALLUP 28

Puyallup 14 7 7 0 — 28

Union 7 7 7 14 — 35

First quarter

U — Jojo Siofele 70 pass from Lincoln Victor (Christian Alcorn kick)

P — Kyle Cramer 7 run (Carter Pierce kick)

P — Justin Haase 17 pass from Jacob Holcomb (Pierce kick)

Second quarter

P — Holcomb 42 run (Pierce kick)

U — Alec Jackson 45 pass from Victor (Alex Koga kick)

Third quarter

P — Haase 33 pass from Holcomb

U — Jackson 19 pass from Victor (Alcorn kick)

Fourth quarter

U — Nile Jones 2 run (Koga kick)

U — Victor 16 run (Koga kick)

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