Union closes season with Class 2-A loss with Mize
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:30 AM
The 2012 football season came to an end for the Union High School Yellowjackets Friday night as they dropped a 41-24 decision to Mize in the second round of the Class 2A state football playoffs.
Union finished the season with a 10-3 record. It was the second 10-win season in a row for the Yellowjackets. Mize, now 10-2, will take on Bassfield in the third round.
"We are disappointed but we had a good season," Union Coach Brad Breland said. "We will lose eight seniors this year and we're going to miss them. But we have some good young kids coming up and we'll start getting ready for next year."
Mize scored first and went up 7-0. Laviel Wells brought the Yellowjackets back and scored on a three-yard run. Wells ran in the two point conversion and the Yellowjackets led 8-7.
Mize answered with a touchdown and led 14-8. Quarterback Jesse Gill completed a 65-yard touchdown pass to Tre Bogan to tie the game. Bogan scored the two point conversion and Union led 16-14.
Mize would then score three unanswered touchdowns. First, the Bulldogs returned the ball 60-plus yards for a touchdown to go up 21-15. Then they scored on a 35-yard interception return to lead 28-16. Finally, the Bulldogs scored on a running play and led 34-16.
The 2012 Yellowjackets did not go quietly into the record books. Gill scored on a three-yard run and added the two point conversion to make it 34-24. But Mize scored later in the second half to seal the deal.