Scrimmage Ends Spring Practice


By: Brian Whitmore
Sports Editor - Union Daily Times

In a fun way to end spring practice, Union County High School’s football team played the Black & Gold Game on Thursday at the school’s track field.

The team was split into two teams — Black & Gold. Each team got six plays and then started a drive. If they didn’t make a first down they turned the ball over to the other squad. There were no kicks and play started at the 30.

The scrimmage lasted about an hour and a half. Being a scrimmage, the score wasn’t important. This time it was more about fun.

“We already have identified some areas where we need work,” said coach David Lipsey. “This game is for the kids to go out and have fun going against each other.

“We continue to evaluate positions and develop depth. The team worked hard and had a physical spring. It was an enthusiastic and productive spring. The kids got out and worked hard. With this game, we wind up on a good note. Now we’ll get into summer conditioning and passing leagues.”

A few players made noise in spring practice and in the scrimmage game.

Michael Mebane will be a force as a senior running back. Nick Monroe and Antwan Curenton at quarterback and John Simmons Fallaw at fullback are other offensive players that shined.

On defense, Nick Jackson at defensive tackle had a good spring. Brennon Crosby moved to outside linebacker from safety and played well.

As for scoring, Dierris Beacham scored on a run; Alex Tucker caught a touchdown pass from Monroe; and Brennon Crosby caught a touchdown pass from Curenton.

That’s just a few highlights, a sneak peek, at what should be a successful season for the Jackets. It all starts with practice in August.



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