The Union County High School Yellow Jackets will take on Broome in the first home game of the 2010 season. The Yellow Jackets have a lot going for them in terms of drive, talent, determination and teamwork that will enable them to excel on the field.
There is, however, one thing they need and that’s for the people of Union County to turn out and support them. While their focus will be on the game, the players will not only be aware of but also appreciate and be encouraged by the sights and sounds of bleachers filled with Yellow Jacket fans cheering them on to victory.
As recent history has shown, Union County is full of fine young athletes who, win or lose, cover themselves in glory with their athletic prowess and good sportsmanship. They work hard to develop the skills, team spirit and maturity that make them such a credit to this community, both on and off the field. Their efforts deserve to be rewarded with the support of their community and on game night that means bleachers full of family, friends, neighbors and other county residents.
This year, that support also comes in the form of the county’s efforts to ensure home games are safe and happy events. Union County has gone to a great deal of effort and expense to repair and secure the wall that collapsed last fall during a game. The repairs and other precautions taken are designed to ensure the most painful thing that happens Friday night is the Yellow Jackets delivering a stinging defeat to Broome.
Union County has a great football team, a great high school, a great stadium and great young people. Lets show our support to them by turning out for Friday’s game, filling those bleachers and, at the top of our lungs, letting the whole world know this is Yellow Jacket country.