Vaughan was his quarterback’s favorite target and the tall wide receiver made several nice catches to lead the Wolverines to a victory.
Union County struggled offensively as the Jackets managed a dismal negative three rushing yards.
At halftime, the Yellow Jackets’ offense gained negative 10 rushing yards and 38 passing yards and only one first down.
The Yellow Jackets’ quarterbacks threw two interceptions and coughed up two fumbles.
The Wolverines scored the game’s lone touchdown to start the second quarter. On third and seven from the Jackets 11, Vaughan caught the pass and Tyler Goodman’s point after attempt gave the Wolverines a 7-0 lead.
Defensively, the Jackets played strong and gave the team two fourth-quarter opportunities to go ahead.
The Wolverines’ longest drive came in the third-quarter when they drove to Jackets 10. But, Union County forced an incomplete pass on fourth and 10 and the Yellow Jackets took over at their own 10-yard line.
However, Union County’s offense went three and out and Yellow Jackets’ punter William Holcombe sent the Wolverines back to their 33-yard line. The 56-yard punt by Holcombe ended the third quarter.
Woodruff nor Union County would be able to punch the ball into the end zone in the second half and the Wolverines escaped with the narrow victory.
Defensively, the Jackets were led by Brandon Parker. Parker had three sacks on the Wolverines quarterback. Mark Hardy added another sack for the Jackets’ defense. Linebacker Lee Wilburn had a tackle for a loss and two fourth-quarter fumble recoveries for the Jackets.
Offensively, wide receiver Michael Edwards led the Jackets’ offense with a 55-yard third-quarter reception.
Union County’s JV team hosts Greer Thursday at 7:30 p.m.