Yellowjackets face Puckett in playoffs
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 12:00 AM
The Union Yellowjackets scored all of their points in the second quarter and held on to knock off Newton High School 24-12 last Friday night in their final regular season game of the prep football season.
The Yellowjackets, now 7-4 on the season, open play in the Class 2A state playoffs Friday night when they play host to Puckett. The Wolves come in a 6-5. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
"We would have liked to have done a little better but it has been a good season," Union Coach Brad Breland said. "Now we are looking forward to the playoffs.
"We are going to have our work cut out against Puckett. They will spread the field but mostly, they are a running team and they have several good running backs. Our defense is going to have to play well to beat them," Breland said.
The Yellowjackets got on the scoreboard when quarterback Tre Bogan ran on a 24-yard run with 9:44 left in the second quarter. Bogan ran in the two-point conversion and Union led 8-0.
Bogan then connected with Laviel Wells on a 17-yard TD pass play with 4:31 left in the period. Wells ran in the two point conversion and Union led 16-0.
Union's final points came with 1:44 left in the half when Bogan found Adrian Campbell on a 53-yard TD pass play. Tradarius Harris ran in the two point conversion and Union led 24-0.
After a scoreless third quarter, the Newton Tigers got on the scoreboard when Blalock Marcus passed to Ross Faizon on a 42-yard touchdown pass play. The extra point failed and the score stood at 24-6 with 11:33 left in the game.
Marcus connected with Faizon on a five-yard TD pass play with 3:01 left. The extra point failed.
Union had 15 first downs to Newton's 10. The Yellowjackets rushed for 187 yards and completed 4-of-8 passes for 106 yards, giving them 297 total yards. Newton rushed for 45 yards and completed 15-of-23 passing attempts for 156 yards, giving the Tigers 201 total yards.
Bogan finished the game with 89 yards rushing on 15 carries and 80 yards passing on two completions.
Harris had 44 yards rushing and two pass completions for 26 yards. Campbell caught two passes for 62 yards.