UCHS falls to Greer 35-28


Yellow Jackets face Abbeville Friday

By Derik Vanderford - dvanderford@civitasmedia.com



Photo by Sandy Moss Union County QB De’Airrius Smith ran in three of Union County’s four touchdowns against Greer, passing for 348 yards.


Photo by Sandy Moss Union County WR Douglas Brannon takes the ball down the field.


Photo by Sandy Moss The Union County Yellow Jackets make their way onto the field in Greer Friday.


GREER — Union County fell short to Greer in Friday’s annual Yellow Jacket Bowl.

The final score of Friday’s game was 35-28 even though Union County put up a fight, tying the score in the final minutes of the game.

Greer took a 14-0 lead in the first half after touchdown passes from their QB Mario Cusano. Union fired back in the final minutes of the second quarter with a 16-yard touchdown run by Union County QB De’Airrius Smith, making the score 14-7.

In the beginning of the third quarter, Greer’s Troy Pride scored a touchdown, and Union County’s Smith answered with two touchdown runs — one for one yard and the other for six yards — tying the game at 21. Smith also passed for 348 yards.

Coach Steve Taneyhill said he was proud of Smith’s effort, delivering some unbelievably big plays.

Greer snatched two interceptions in the fourth quarter, setting up for another score and giving Greer the 28-21 lead.

Union County’s Smith then connected with an 11-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Shi Smith, tying the game 28-28.

Even though Union County nearly intercepted Cusano twice during Greer’s final drive, Greer was able to score and get the 35-28 win.

Union County will host Abbeville this Friday in another non-conference match-up.

Photo by Sandy Moss Union County QB De’Airrius Smith ran in three of Union County’s four touchdowns against Greer, passing for 348 yards.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Jackets-Smith.jpgPhoto by Sandy Moss Union County QB De’Airrius Smith ran in three of Union County’s four touchdowns against Greer, passing for 348 yards.

Photo by Sandy Moss Union County WR Douglas Brannon takes the ball down the field.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Jackets-Douglas-Brannon.jpgPhoto by Sandy Moss Union County WR Douglas Brannon takes the ball down the field.

Photo by Sandy Moss The Union County Yellow Jackets make their way onto the field in Greer Friday.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Jackets1.jpgPhoto by Sandy Moss The Union County Yellow Jackets make their way onto the field in Greer Friday.
Yellow Jackets face Abbeville Friday

By Derik Vanderford

dvanderford@civitasmedia.com

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

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