NEWBERRY — Going into the half, the Newberry Bulldogs led the Union County Yellow Jackets 21-14.
Coming off an exciting down-to-the-wire win against Gaffney last week, the Union County Yellow Jackets went on the road to take on the Newberry Bulldogs on Friday. The game was Newberry’s first of the season, which gave the Yellow Jackets an experience advantage with one game already under their belt, but without any game film to watch, they did not know what to expect from the Bulldogs.
At the end of a quick first quarter, there were no points on the board for either team. The first play of the second quarter was a pass completion from Union County QB De’Arrius Smith to wide receiver Shi Smith, taking the Yellow Jackets within a few yards of Newberry’s end zone.
Following the play, the game was paused as paramedics tended to an injured Bulldog — Zy Towns — who was carried off the field. Towns waved at fans and teammates as he left with paramedics.
When the game resumed, the drive continued, concluding with a touchdown pass from Smith to WR Shemar Glenn, with the PAT giving Union a 7-0 lead. Newberry then answered back with a touchdown and extra point to tie the game 7-7.
With just over three minutes left in the second quarter, a touchdown pass from Smith to Montrey Feaster and the PAT by Blake Berry gave the Jackets a 14-7 lead.
With 40 seconds left in the half, Newberry answered back with a touchdown of their own, but without the extra point, Union County held a one-point lead at 14-13.
With four seconds left in the half, Newberry intercepted the ball and scored a touchdown and two-point conversion, giving them a 21-14 lead.
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