Enterprise scores last to take 25-21 win over Yellow Jackets Friday
The faithful fans of the Union Yellow Jackets and the Enterprise Bulldogs were very enthusiastic as they awaited the showdown between their respective teams on Friday night.
After all the cowbells ringing, the bands playing and the fans cheering, the final score was Enterprise 25, Union 21.
Most of the first quarter was a defensive struggle between the two ball clubs. With 5:47 to go in the first quarter, Trace Roy put the Bulldogs on the scoreboard with a 32-yard field goal.
The Yellowjackets were surprised by an onside kick and Enterprise marched down the field.
However, the Jackets forced a fumble and recovered it. This ended the promising drive by the Bulldogs. After the first quarter ended the score was Enterprise 3 Union 0.
The second quarter began and Union marched 97 yards with a concluding 2-yard touchdown run by Ky’Yon Harris. Eli Jenkins kicked the extra point and Union led 7-0.
The Bulldogs would retake the lead on a 41-yard touchdown run by Derryon Gray. Trace Roy kicked a successful PAT and Enterprise led 10-7.
Much like plays on a chessboard, it was Union’s turn to respond and they did. Union’s Ky’Yon Harris ran for a 1-yard touchdown and Eli Jenkins added to Union’s score with a successful PAT. At the half, Union led 14-10.
The third quarter was a defensive battle. Neither offensive unit was able to reach the land of milk and honey during the third quarter. The fourth quarter began with offensive fireworks by the Jackets. The Union coaches pulled one of their coaching tricks out of their bag. Union’s running back, Ky’Yon Harris threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to the quarterback, Kenyon Clay. Jenkins’ PAT was good and the Jackets took a 21-10 lead.
The Bulldogs responded with a 17-yard rushing touchdown by Parks Burt. The score stood at 21-17 with 8:44 left in the game.
It was a defensive struggle until the 2:14 mark in the fourth quarter. On the ensuing punt, Enterprise’s Derryon Gray ran for a 75-yard touchdown. The Bulldogs went for a 2-point conversion and they were successful. Enterprise charged out to a 25-21 lead.
The Jackets had one last gasp but were stopped on fourth down by the Bulldogs. When the horn sounded, Enterprise remained undefeated.
The stats of the game showed the tremendous effort exerted by the Jackets. Kenyon Clay completed 5 passes for 93 yards. Clay was on the receiving end of a 15-yard touchdown pass. Caleb Casey was the receiving leader for the Jackets. He had five receptions for 93 yards. Carlos Hickmon led the Jacket rushing attack with 77 yards. Ky’Yon Harris had 14 yards rushing and he scored two touchdowns. He also showed his passing ability with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Clay.
On the defensive side of the ball for Union, Tristan Wallace led the team with six tackles and two-and-half tackles for loss. Eli Rigdon had five solo tackles and one tackle for loss. Ky’Yon Harris had four solo tackles and a half tackle for loss. Cameron Paschal had three tackles and a tackle for loss.
The Jackets will be preparing to travel to Forest next Friday for a gridiron battle with the Bearcats.