Union proves too much for Puckett team
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:00 AM
The Union Yellowjackets advanced to the second round of the Class 2A State Playoffs Friday night as they took a 48-14 win over Puckett in prep football action.
Union, now 8-4 on the season, has its work cut out Friday when the Yellowjackets travel to play 11-1 Bassfield, the defending Class 2A state champions. Bassfield won its first playoff game over Richton, 49-6.
Union came up with 26 points in the third quarter to put Puckett away in its first round game.
Both teams scored in the first quarter. Puckett got on the scoreboard when Jacob Huff connected with Willie Dobson on a 49-yard touchdown pass play. The extra point was good and the Wolves led 7-0 with 9:48 left in the first quarter.
The Yellowjackets responded when Laviel Wells scored on a three-yard run. Tre Bogan scored the two-point conversion and Union led 8-7 with 3:52 left in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Bogan scored on a 36-yard run and then passed to Wells for a 24-yard TD pass play. Joseph Alford ran in a two-point conversion and the Yellowjackets led 22-7 at the half.
Union exploded for 26 points in the third quarter. James Huddleston scored on a one-yard run for a touchdown with 11:07 left in the quarter. Later on, Bogan passed to Jake Rawson on a 20-yard TD pass play with 7:26 left in the quarter. The kick was good and Union led 35-7.
Union added two more touchdowns with Joseph Alford scoring on a two-yard run and Tradarius Harris running in from one-yard out. One extra point kick was good and the Yellowjackets led 48-7 heading into the fourth quarter.
Puckett scored in the fourth quarter when Lavonte Brown ran in from four-yards out. The kick was good.
Union had a 15-12 edge in first downs. The Yellowjackets rushed for 339 yards and completed 6-of-8 passes for 88 yards, giving them 427 total yards. Puckett had 165 rushing yards and completed 5-of-14 passes for 116 yards, giving the Wolves 281 total yards.
Bogan was the leading rusher for the Yellowjackets with 121 yards on eight carries. Huddleston added 100 yards on six carries while Harris had 64 yards. Campbell had two catches for 37 yards while Wells had two for 26 yards.
The Wolves finished with a 5-6 record.