ALGONA - North Union's offense struggled in the second game of the season as the Warriors managed just a pair of late scores in a 34-12 loss to Bishop Garrigan on Friday.
Garrigan mostly ran the ball right at North Union, accumulating 282 yards on the ground and just 29 through the air. The Bears scored once in each quarter and led 21-0 heading into the final frame.
North Union scored its first touchdown on a 99-yard touchdown return by Cody Runksmeier. Later in the fourth, Aric Runge connected with Runksmeier on a 7-yard pass. The two-point conversion attempt failed after each touchdown.
North Union finished with 56 yards rushing. Marshall Klingenberg had 68 yards on eight carries.
Runge was 17-of29 passing for 211 yards, but had two interceptions. Runksmeier finished with 98 yards on seven catches. Jacob Braddock had 57 yards on five catches. Braden Ortman had 48 yards on three catches. Trent Pedersen caught one pass for 8 yards and Kaleb Olson caught one pass for six yards.
Chase Paulson led the defense with nine tackles while Jeff Brickner had seven and Ethan Blair had six.
Runksmeier recovered two fumbles and Govern had one.
North Union (0-2 overall) hosts Emmetsburg next Friday.