ARMSTRONG - Most teams use the run to set up the pass.
For Gehlen Catholic of LeMars, it appears the pass set up the run.
The Jays threw for 220 yards against North Union while building a 23-0 halftime lead. Gehlen then cruised to the 37-7 victory over the Warriors on Friday.
The Jays were 18-of-32 passing on the night including touchdown passes of 12 and 5 yards in the first quarter as the visitors built a 20-0 lead.
North Union's defense stepped up the second quarter limiting the visitors to one 25-yard field goal.
The Warriors best chance to score came after a punt that bounced off the Gehlen return man. But North Union's offense wasn't up to the task.
North Union's only score came in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run by Cody Runksmeier.
North Union finished the night with 131 yards rushing compared to 226 for the visitors. Runksmeier had 46 yards on 12 carries while Ty Anderson had six carries for 44 yards, Marshall Klingenberg had three carries for 26 yards and Jacob Braddock had seven carries for 15 yards.
Braddock was 5-of-12 passing for 31 yards and one interception.
Jake Adams led the defense with 15 tackles while Anderson had 10 and Clyve Jensen had four. Shane Mills and Michael Mather each recovered a fumble.
Runksmeier had an interception. Jacob Govern and Jensen combined for one sack.
North Union (1-4, 0-2) hosts Pocahontas Area for homecoming next Friday.