Fans who spent their Friday nights at Bullitt Park will now be able to make the 17 mile trek from Big Stone Gap to Carl Smith Stadium in Wise to watch Mason Polier on Saturday afternoons for the UVA Wise Cavaliers. The 6’2 220 pound Polier, who starred on both sides of the ball for Union as a running back and linebacker, signed with Wise on February 5th at Union High School.… Read the rest
Back in late September Union jumped out to a 21-0 lead at halftime and held on in the second half for a 28-14 win over Gate City and sent the Blue Devils to their fourth straight loss after opening up the season with a 34-29 victory over Richlands. Gate City played the game without playmakers Carson Jenkins and D’Andre Mack while Union had a healthy Zavier Lomax. Fast forward to November and Gate City has gained Jenkins and Mack while Union is without Lomax who was injured the following week against Paintsville.… Read the rest
In the movie The Program, Joe Kane said it best “Let’s put the women and children to bed and go looking for dinner.” Well, it didn’t take long for the Bears to get everybody tucked in and get themselves fed. Union used a 20 point first quarter to put away the John Battle Trojans in a 54-7 win that gave Union a share of the Mountain 7 title along with Ridgeview.… Read the rest
With one week remaining in the regular season the Region 2D playoff picture is pretty clear. With the John Battle Trojans on the outside looking in, a big win for them at Bullitt Park against the Union Bears could catapult them in to the picture. This will be the seventh meeting between the two schools as they met twice on the gridiron last fall, once in the regular season and then a week later in the opening round of the playoffs both of which were shutout victories for the Bears.… Read the rest
When Union and Abingdon met at Falcon Stadium Friday night, each team had a bad taste in their mouths as they were both coming off of losses that they soon wanted to forget. Union was upset by Central and Abingdon took a 41-0 shellacking at the hands of Ridgeview. However, at least a share of the Mountain 7 crown was still in reach for the winner of the contest. Behind another superb effort from Senior Mason Polier, the Union Bears laid claim as the victor in a 28-21 double overtime thriller on a frost covered field in Abingdon.… Read the rest
The Union football team is coming off of a much needed bye week after suffering a 21-13 setback to the Wise Central Warriors on October 18th at Tommy McAmis Field in Norton. Abingdon suffered a double blow last week as they lost star Junior tailback Martin Lucas during the week to a season ending foot injury then suffered a 41-0 loss to the Ridgeview Wolfpack on Friday night in Dickenson County.… Read the rest
After their big win over Ridgeview, the Union Bears were blindsided by the Wise Central Warriors last Friday night on the road in Norton. In upset fashion, the Warriors ran past the Bears 21-13.
“We didn’t play well, we shot ourselves in the foot.” Stated Union head coach Travis Turner. “Give them credit, they played extremely hard and we didn’t do a very good job coaching.”
A lackluster start from the Bears suggested that an upset was looming.… Read the rest
Fresh off of their biggest win of the season over Ridgeview, Union knows they control their own destiny en route to a Mountain 7 title.
The Bears sit at 6-1 overall and hold an unblemished 3-0 record inside Mountain 7 play. With three games remaining against the likes of Wise Central, Abingdon and John Battle, Union knows the road will be tough but the Bears are always up for a fight.… Read the rest
All week the hype was surrounded around Trenton Adkins and the undefeated Ridgeview Wolfpack. When the final horn sounded Friday night it was the Union Bears who were celebrating a huge Mountain 7 win. Led by a ferocious defensive attack and three touchdowns from Mason Polier, Union sent the Wolfpack out with a whimper after a 32-26 victory inside the historic confines of Bullitt Park.
“We dug too big of a hole in the first half.” Said Ridgeview head coach Rick Mullins.… Read the rest
Tom Turner. Phil Robbins. Ralph Cummings. James Colley.
Four coaches that had an enormous impact on two programs that continue to be the mecca of high school football in Southwest Virginia.
Union, now led by Travis Turner and Ridgeview being led by Rick Mullins still have some pretty daunting names manning the sidelines on Friday nights. Both teams have one goal in mind and that is a Mountain 7 championship. One team will be one step closer in reaching that goal after Friday nights prime time showdown between the two teams.… Read the rest