Jackets defeat Belton Honea Path


Will face Greer in next round of playoffs

By Derik Vanderford - dvanderford@civitasmedia.com



Photo by Sandy Moss The Union County Yellow Jackets took the field ready to play Friday night at Belton Honea Path.


Photo by Sandy Moss Union County QB De’Airrius Smith runs the ball down field.


By Derik Vanderford

dvanderford@civitasmedia.com

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Yellow Jackets football team advanced to the second round of the 3A Upper State playoffs with a win over Belton Honea Path on Friday.

Union County defeated BHP on the road in a final score of 27-24.

BHP led the Yellow Jackets 14-0 at the half, but Union County came back strong in the second half of the ball game.

In the third quarter, the Jackets scored, and then a turnover by BHP led to an 86-yard touchdown pass to Shi Smith and a two-point conversion by Montray Feaster, tying the game 14-14. BHP scored again toward the end of the third quarter, making the score 21-14.

The Yellow Jackets drove down the field in the fourth quarter, making the score 21-20 early on. BHP answered back with a field goal, taking the 24-20 lead. A tipped pass led to a score from Feaster, with a PAT from Jacob Crocker, giving the Yellow Jackets the 27-24 lead for the remainder of the game.

The Yellow Jackets (No. 3) will travel to Greer (No. 1) for the next round of playoffs this week.

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

Photo by Sandy Moss The Union County Yellow Jackets took the field ready to play Friday night at Belton Honea Path.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_UCF1.jpgPhoto by Sandy Moss The Union County Yellow Jackets took the field ready to play Friday night at Belton Honea Path.

Photo by Sandy Moss Union County QB De’Airrius Smith runs the ball down field.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_UCF2.jpgPhoto by Sandy Moss Union County QB De’Airrius Smith runs the ball down field.
Will face Greer in next round of playoffs

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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