UNION — While the Farmer Fam student-fan section lit up the stands in neon clad attire, the Union Farmers football team lit up the scoreboard with points in the team’s home-opener against Plainfield Friday night.
Union fed off the electricity from a huge home crowd in its home-opener and routed Plainfield, 49-6, at Cooke Memorial Field to remain undefeated (4-0). It was Union’s seventh-consecutive victory over Plainfield, a streak that dates back to 2011.
Andrew Sanborn completed 7-of-10 passes for 150 yards with a touchdown and rushed for another, as the Farmers accumulated a season-high total of seven touchdowns. With a huge lead, Union took to its running game more than at any point in the season and racked up a total of 267 rushing yards combined by six different ball carriers, yielding five touchdowns on the ground.
Trey Noelsaint led all rushers with 70 yards on seven carries with a score, while Christian Murrell saw the largest workload on 10 carries for 68 yards and a TD. Diante Wilson (56 yards), Desmond Igbinosun (31 yards), and Sanborn (24 yards) all rushed for a TD, as well.
Ahmirr Robinson accounted for the Farmers’ lone TD in the air and led the team in receiving yards with 68.
Union is back in action again next Friday night, hitting the road to play Watchung Hills (3-1), a team enjoying one of the largest revivals in the state this season. The Warriors suffered a heart breaking loss to Westfield Saturday, but won their first three games of the season, including a 35-12 victory over Plainfield and come-from-behind win over Linden, 23-21.
Union hammered Watchung Hills, 42-14, last October. TAPinto Union will be on hand Friday with complete coverage.