ARMSTRONG - North Union had its hands full with ninth-ranked Emmetsburg.
The E'Hawks rolled to a 42-6 halftime lead and went on to win 59-6 over the Warriors.
Emmetsburg scored quickly to start the game on a 19-yard run by Wellik less than a minute gone in the game.
North Union’s Ty Anderson (15) is wrapped up by Emmetsburg’s Mitch Petersen during Friday’s contest in Armstrong.
Photo courtesy Dan Voigt, Emmetsburg Publishing
North Union's defense came up big during the first quarter as Austin Minnmann intercepted an E'Hawk pass in the end zone at the 5:37 mark.
But Emmetsburg came back with Wellik scoring on a 30-yard run with 53 seconds left in the first quarter for a 14-0 lead.
Wellik scored on another 30-yard run early in the fourth quarter. Brady Christensen added a score on a 7-yard run with 5:45 left in the half.
Emmetsburg missed an opportunity after recovering a North Union fumble at the Warriors 17-yard line.
North Union scored its lone touchdown on a 1-yard run by quarterback Jacob Braddock with 2:33 left in the half. The kick failed as the Warriors trailed 28-6.
Emmetsburg didn't take long to score as Wellik broke free on a 70-yard run just 19 seconds later.
He added a 20-yard touchdown run 5 seconds before halftime.
Nick Merwald converted all six extra point attempts in the first half.
With a continuous clock in the third quarter, Wellik blocked a North Union punt that was recovered by the E'Hawks at the Warrior 13-yard line.
North Union's defense limited the E'Hawks to a 38-yard field goal by Merwald.
The E'Hawk reserves added two scores in the fourth quarter. Allen Jensen scored on a 10-yard run with Taylor Wegner adding the kick. Jensen later scored on a 51-yard run.
The E'Hawks finished with 452 yards on the ground and completed one pass for 35 yards.
North Union had 88 yards on the ground. Marshall Klingenberg had 15 yards on three carries, Cody Runksmeier had 18 yards on eight carries, Ty Anderson had 20 yards on 10 carries.
Braddock was 4-of-9 passing for 21 yards.
Garrett Johnson caught one pass for 6 yards, Jake Adams caught two passes for 13 yards.
Adams and Johnson each had eight tackles while Runksmeier had nine. Anderson recovered a fumble.
North Union (1-2 overall, 0-1 in the district) is on the road against Western Christian next Friday.