Yellow Jackets fall to Bruins


Lancaster defeats Union County 33-22

By Derik Vanderford - dvanderford@civitasmedia.com



Photo by Sandy Moss The Union County defense piles on Lancaster.


Photo by Sandy Moss Union County’s Doug Brannon intercepted a ball to put the first points on the board for Union County in the first quarter.


By Derik Vanderford

dvanderford@civitasmedia.com

LANCASTER — Union County was defeated by Lancaster in the final minute of Friday night’s game.

After Friday night’s 33-22 loss to Lancaster, Union County fell to a 3-6 record on the season.

The Yellow Jackets struck first in Friday’s game when Doug Brannon intercepted a pass and returned it 46 yards for the touchdown, giving Union County a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Their next score came with a 20-yard field goal at the end of the quarter, putting Union County ahead 10-0.

In the second quarter, Union County’s defense held Lancaster on 4th down with a big tackle for loss by AJ Hunter. Union County’s Shi Smith scored from three yards away, and the Yellow Jackets took a 16-0 lead, which they kept throughout the first half.

In the third quarter, Lancaster fired back with a touchdown, cutting the Yellow Jackets’ lead to 16-7.

Lancaster scored again on the first play of the 4th quarter, making the score 16-14, with the Yellow Jackets still in the lead.

Union County QB De’Airrius Smith ran in a touchdown from three yards out, giving the Yellow Jackets a 22-14 lead over the Bruins. Lancaster answered back with a score of their own, making the score 22-20.

With one minute left in the game, Lancaster scored again, taking a 27-22 lead over Union County. Lancaster then recovered a fumble and returned it for the touchdown, getting the win over Union County with a final score of 33-22.

This week, Union County will go on the road to take on the Chester Cyclones in the final game of the regular season.

Photo by Sandy Moss The Union County defense piles on Lancaster.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_uc-defense.jpgPhoto by Sandy Moss The Union County defense piles on Lancaster.

Photo by Sandy Moss Union County’s Doug Brannon intercepted a ball to put the first points on the board for Union County in the first quarter.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_UC-Brannon.jpgPhoto by Sandy Moss Union County’s Doug Brannon intercepted a ball to put the first points on the board for Union County in the first quarter.
Lancaster defeats Union County 33-22

By Derik Vanderford

dvanderford@civitasmedia.com

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