Quick hits: Hurricane runs past Union behind Carr’s 4 touchdowns

Union at Hurricane, Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 28, 2015 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

HURRICANE — The Hurricane Tigers dominated many aspects of the game against Union Friday night, but never really could put away the Cougars in a 32-21 win at Tigers Stadium.

hurricane-smunion-smJacob Carr had four touchdowns and 158 rushing yards and Hurricane racked up 324 yards on the ground. But even with the dominance, the Tigers found themselves down 21-14 in the third quarter after a blocked punt set up one Union score and a Carr fumble set up another.

Undaunted, Hurricane went on a six-play, 66-yard drive that ended with a 26-yard TD run by Carr. That made it 21-20 with 6:23 left in the third quarter. The extra point, however, was blocked, leaving the Cougars with a one-point lead.

Jake Carr stretches for more yardage, Union at Hurricane, Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 28, 2015 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Jake Carr stretches for more yardage, Union at Hurricane, Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 28, 2015 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Union took the next three minutes to drive inside the Hurricane 4-yard line. But Weston Horrocks fumbled and Hurricane recovered.

The Tigers took the lead for good 46 seconds into the fourth quarter on a 4-yard Carr TD run, then added an insurance score by Kyle Blackmore midway through the fourth to save the win.

Hurricane, 1-1, hosts Moapa Valley (Nev.) next Friday at Tigers Stadium.

For a full report on this game, including stats and photographs, see our St. George News Breakdown story Saturday morning.

Stats: Hurricane 32, Union 21

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