9th Grade and JV get big wins over Chapman
By: Paul Davis
The Jacket 9th grade team and JVs continued to roll through their conference schedule both grabbing decisive wins last night. Both teams are 3-0 in the region but facing tough competition against Clinton next week. It was a night of frequent fumbles with at least nine recorded in both games.
9th Grade 40 -12 over Chapman
Union fumbled the ball on the fist play from scrimmage and Chapman ran it in but were unable to complete the two-point play. Chapman 6-0.
Union started on their own ten and big runs by Marcus Gory, Amos Miller’s 54-yard run, and Adrian Brown’s TD followed by Brandon Shetley’s extra point made the score 7-6, Union.
On the next kick-off Chapman turned the ball over on a forced fumble by Jarred Fowler on the Union 26-yard line. During their drive Union fumbled but it was covered by Marcus Gory. Gory and Miller continued to take turns moving the ball down field with quarterback Nate Williford taking the ball into the end zone from the one-yard line just after the start of the second quarter. Shetley made the extra point. Union led 14-6 and never looked back.
Neither team could move the ball until late in the second quarter when Union started a drive on their own 36. Gory and Miller continued to be the go-to runners and moved the ball down the field in spite of a couple of penalties and tackle for loss. The Jackets got their third TD on a pass play from Williford to Brandon Parker who made a highlight kind of catch. After Shetley’s extra point, Union led 21-6.
At the half, Coach Will Hickson bragged on his offensive line and that they couldn’t be stopped if they continued to play the same way the second half.
At the start of the third quarter, Chapman drove the ball down the field and scored late in the third quarter but were unable to make the extra point. Union 21 Chapman 12.
Union started on their own 33 and drove the ball down field again with big runs by Miller, along with Adrian Brown, and a TD by Gory. The kick was blocked. Union 27-12.
Chapman again was stymied by the Jacket defense. The highlight was a big interception by Brown who ran it 72 yards for a TD. A bad snap on the extra point made the score 33-12.
Union’s final score came on a big run by Trayvond Davis. The extra point was good making the final score 40 – 12.
The JV’s won their
It was an all-Union show with Chapman being unable to move the ball effectively all night.
Union’s first score came early in the first quarter on a big pass play from quarterback Keiston Smith to Victor Ruth but the two-point play failed on a bad snap.
The Jackets added another score late in the first quarter with a 52-yard run to pay dirt by Devian Davis. The extra point failed again making the score 12-0.
Union added another six based, in part, on a 41-yard pass play from Smith to Michael Edward to the seven yard line with Michael Stewart taking it across for six more. The extra point failed. Union 18-0.
Chapman and Union couldn’t move the ball effectively until Victor Ruth picked off a Chapman pass and ran it back for 69 yards. No extra point. Union 24-0.
Union’ final score came on a 50-yard pass play from Smith to Kalay Jones making the final score 30-0.
After the game, Coach Caleb Clark congratulated the team on their play and noted that learning to play well when ahead is something they learned from the game.
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