The Union Yellowjackets' hopes of repeating as Region 5-2A champions are on the line Thursday night when they play host to the Lake Hornets in prep football action.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

This game is a family affair of sorts. Lake High School, which comes in with a 6-1, is coached by Union Coach Brad Breland's brother, Jeff Breland.

"I know they are well coached and it's going to be a big game for both teams," Coach Brad Breland said.

Union won last year's game, 21-7.

Lake stands at 7-0 and 1-0 in the region standings. The Hornets were open last week. Union comes in at 5-2 overall and 2-0 in the region. Union took a 49-26 win over Pisgah.

Union got on the scoreboard first when senior quarterback Jesse Gill threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Adrian Campbell. The try for two failed and the Yellowjackets led 6-0.

Gill came right back with another 35-yard TD pass to Campbell. Again, the extra point try failed and the Yellowjackets led 12-0.

Pisgah scored to make it a 12-6 game. Gill came back to score on a 20-yard run, and then ran in the two-point conversion. Pisgah scored again, and at the half, Union held a 20-12 lead.

Gill scored a couple of touchdowns in the third quarter on runs of 30 yards and one yard. Pisgah had scored in between the two Union scored and the Yellowjackets led 34-18.

Pisgah scored again to make the score 34-26. Then Gill scored again on a 45-yard run. James Huddleston scored the two-point conversion and the Yellowjackets led 42-26.

Tre Bogan scored on a 45-yard return late in the game. The extra point kick was good.