Union takes on California powers

Friday, September 1st 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa-AP-- A California high school football team has landed in the middle of an Oklahoma heat wave to test its mettle against Union High School's nationally ranked team.

Clovis High School is on a one-game trip costing more than 40-thousand dollars to see how the team stacks up against fierce competition.

Coach Larry Kellom says the trip is a learning experience for his players. He says various fund-raisers and donations helped pay for the trip.

The game kicks off tonight at 7:30 p-m at Union-Tuttle Stadium.

The Cougars are the defending Central Section Yosemite Division-Large Schools champions. Union is rated 33rd nationally and is Number Two behind rival Jenks High School in Oklahoma's Class Six-A.

Union will travel to Clovis next year to complete the series in a deal that has been several years in the making.