Union 34 Letcher County Central 7
After a slow first quarter that saw the Bears manage seven points, Union came alive in the second quarter in route to a 34-6 win.
The non-conference win pushes the Bears to 3-0 going into next week’s highly anticipated district contest against the Ridgeview Wolfpack. Both teams enter the game undefeated and the winner will have the inside track to a Mountain 7 title as well as the top seed in Region D.
The Bears started out sluggish, only managing seven points on a beautiful throw from QB Bailey Turner. He hit Connor Giza to put Union up 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter was much kinder to the Bears. They racked up 14 points in the second frame to push the lead to 21-0 at the break. Polier added the second score on a tough 11-yard run. Turner dropped another dime to Noah Garrison for a 32-yard touchdown pass to make the halftime score, 21-0.
The third quarter proved more of the same for Union, with the Bears adding two rushing TDs to make the score 34-0 heading into the final stanza. Avery Jenkins added the first rushing touchdown of second half on a six yard dash. Bryce Guerrant, the hero of last week, added another on an 11-yard scamper to push the lead to 34-0 to end the Bears scoring efforts.
Letcher County Central added their only score of the night on a one yard TD run by Brashear to make the final 34-7.
The Panthers turned out 100 yards on the ground, while the passing attack was non-existent with a mere 22 yards.
Union QB Bailey Turner had his best game of the 2018 season, going 10- 16 for 162 yards and two TDs.
Jenkins led the Bears with 79 yards rushing and a TD. Justin Falin added four catches for 57 yards.
Union: 10-16-0, 162 yards, 2 TD
LCC: 4-14-1, 22 yards, 0 TD
Player of the Game:
Union QB Bailey Turner: 10-16, 162 yds, 2 TD
Union (3-0) travels to Ridgeview (3-0)
Letcher County Central hosts Pike County Central (1-2)
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