Bears Snap Ten Game Losing Streak

September 3, 2022

Written By Cody Rose

Clay Thomas Scores the First TD of the Game
Jason J McCray Images 

On what was a picture perfect night for Friday Night Football under the lights on Friday evening the Union City Bears Varsity Football team led by first year coach Mike Wydro took the field at Bears Stadium to take on the Kennedy Catholic Golden Eagles. It was all Union City throughout the first half as the Bears started the game off with a 60 yard touchdown drive on their first possession of the game. The Bears would finish with three first half touchdowns making the score 20-0 going into the break. The Golden Eagles came out of the Halftime break with a better gameplan as they would score their first points of the game. The Bears held off a late charge by the Golden Eagles to win the game 26-20 ending a ten game losing streak and earning coach Wydro his first career win. The Bears (1-1) will be on the road next Friday at Eisenhower (2-0) in their first region game of the season.

 Game Stats:


Clay Thomas – 22 Carries 150 Yards Longest 37

Owen Kerns – 10 Carries 40 yards Longest 23

Skyler Olmstead – 18 Carries 133 Yards Longest 16


Clay Thomas – 5/6 for 64 yards. 1 TD, 1 int.

Skyler Olmstead – 0/1


Hayden Hebner – 1 Reception -5 Yards

Jesse Kightlinger 2 Receptions for 65 yards

 Stevie Klakamp – 2 Receptions for 4 yards

Team Stats:

17 first downs

12 Penalties for 105 Yards

2 Fumbles lost

Total Rushes – 50 for 323 

Passing – 6 Attempts for 64 Yards

Total Yards -387 

Touchdowns – Clay Thomas 3, Jesse Kightlinger 1 receiving TD

Block Score 

1st Quarter UC 14/KC 0

2nd Quarter UC 20/KC 0

3rd Quarter UC 26/KC 14

4th Quarter UC 26/KC 20