Jackets lose to South Pointe


Come up short in championship bid

By Derik Vanderford - dvanderford@civitasmedia.com



Photo by Sandy Moss Union County’s Shi Smith made four catches for 144 yards during Friday night’s game against South Pointe.


ROCK HILL — The Union County Yellow Jackets football team fell short of the Upper State championship in Friday night’s game at South Pointe.

The Yellow Jackets’ playoff streak ended Friday with a loss to South Pointe — the defending 3A state champions — in a final score of 27-12.

Friday night’s game began with South Pointe fumbling the opening kickoff and the Yellow Jackets recovering the ball. Union County scored with a 25-yard field goal, giving the Yellow Jackets a 3-0 lead early in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Union County was forced to punt, and South Pointe scored on the next play with a 95-yard touchdown pass, giving South Pointe the 6-3 lead. Union County answered with Curtis Johnson kicking a 31-yard field goal, tying the game. Then, late in the half, South Pointe scored another touchdown and missed the PAT, giving them a 12-6 lead going into halftime.

The score remained until midway into the third quarter when South Pointe intercepted a pass for a touchdown and two-point conversion, giving South Pointe a 20-6 lead.

Union County scored a 75-yard touchdown late into the fourth quarter, narrowing South Pointe’s lead to 20-12. Then, South Pointe scored another touchdown with less than five minutes left in the game. With three minutes left in the game, a Yellow Jacket pass was tipped and picked off, sealing the Upper State Championship win for South Pointe.

Photo by Sandy Moss Union County’s Shi Smith made four catches for 144 yards during Friday night’s game against South Pointe.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_UC-Football.jpgPhoto by Sandy Moss Union County’s Shi Smith made four catches for 144 yards during Friday night’s game against South Pointe.
Come up short in championship bid

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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