The Miners, who scored almost everytime they touched the football in the first quarter, racked up a total of only 14 minutes and 42 seconds in the time of possession catagory, registered just four first downs and accumulated a modest 287 yards of total offense.
"It was a good victory," Linton-Stockton (8-0, 5-0) coach Steve Weber said. "They came out they played hard, looked sharp.
"A lot of time we come out and play sluggish, but tonight they came out and played well -- I thought we threw the ball well in the rain, it was a good job especially under the conditions."
But it wasn't the quantity of plays or playing time that frustrated the Bulldogs (2-6, 0-5) so badly that head coach Todd Gambill's only comment after the game was "We sucked," it was the quality.
"We were clearly the better team and there's not much you do about that," Weber said. "But it's good that we came as quick as we did even with the conditions."
Koye Kaiser ran the ball just four times for what was a game-high 112 yards. All four carries -- and his lone pass reception -- put him in the end zone.
Quarterback Austin Karazsia threw the football only six times in the deteriorating weather conditions. He completed five for just 82 yards -- he hooked up with Kaiser and Grant Stamm for scores.
Oh by the way, the Miners added a 50 yard interception of a Sterling Langley pass by Cole Bradbury for a TD and they recovered four of the 11 fumbles the Union offense coughed up.
They also got rushing touchdowns from Zane Hayden, Austin Hale and two from Pierce Jackson as well as five extra points from Dyllanne Deischer.
"Everybody got in the game, maybe more than usual," Weber said. "But we came out healthy and not get hit with the flu bug."
On the other side of the field, the Union offense was stagnant from the beginning. They never managed to move the football into Linton-Stockton territory -- their closest was the interception by Bradbury -- and they recorded only one first down.
Leading what little offense there was for the Bulldogs was senior Mike Foglesong who carried the football 20 times for six total yards.
The only other positive rushing numbers came from Ethan Secrest who was credited with three yards on seven carries.
Langley completed just one of five pass attempts when hooked up with Austin Robertson for three yards. Their most success came on the nine kickoff returns that produced a combined 98 yards.
The Miners return to action next Saturday at 1:30 p.m. when they travel to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the "Championship Saturday" event at the venue.
They will take on the North Central Thunderbirds in what will amount to the SW7 title contest as a part of three games on the day.
For the Bulldogs it's a trip to Gibson County and the Oakland City Wood Memorial Trojans at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
MINERS 71, BULLDOGS 0
Linton-Stockton 34 19 12 6 -- 71
Union 0 0 0 0 -- 0
L -- Koye Kaiser 58 run (pass failed), 11:46.
L -- Cole Bradbury 50 interception return (Dyllanne Deischer kick), 9:35.
L -- Kaiser 13 pass from Austin Karazsia (Deischer kick), 6:39.
L -- Zane Hayden 19 run (Deischer kick) 4:18.
L -- Grant Stamm 24 pass from Karazsia (Deischer kick), 3:25.
L -- Kaiser 2 run (Deischer kick), 11:23.
L -- Kaiser 18 run (kick failed), 8:45.
L -- Kaiser 25 run (kick failed), 2:49.
L -- Austin Hale 13 run (kick failed), 8:03.
L -- Jackson 12 run (pass failed), 2:36.
L -- Jackson 15 run (kick failed) 10:00.
First downs 4 1
Rushes-yards 22-205 35-(minus 6)
Passing yards 82 3
Total yards 287 (minus 3)
C-A-I 6-6-0 1-5-1
Punts-avg. 0-0 0-0
Fumbles-lost 4-1 11-4
Penalties-yards 3-15 1-5
Return yards 85 98
Time of possession 14:42 33:18
RUSHING -- Linton-Stockton, Kaiser 4-112, Jackson 4-40, Hale 4-21, Hayden 1-19, Bradbury 1-14, Abram Neff 1-5, Beau Eaton 2-1, Zach Phegley 2-1, Chad Trent 2-0, Karazsia 1 (minus 8). Union, Mike Foglesong 20-6, Ethan Secrest 7-3, Trey Snead 1-0, Sterling Langley 4-(minus 2), Anthony Ellis 1-(minus 6), Darrell Faulkner 2-(minus 7).
PASSING -- Linton-Stockton, Austin Karazsia 5-6-0-82. Union, Langley 1-5-1-3.
RECEIVING -- Linton-Stockton, Stamm 2-47, Dane Rupska 1-18, Kaiser 1-13, Mitch Eberhardt 1-9. Union, Austin Robertson 1-3.