Union whips Sebastopol
By By Marty Stamper/EMG sports assistant
September 28, 2002
UNION After an embarrassing 14-12 overtime loss at perennial lightweight Thomastown last week, the Union Yellowjackets needed plenty of salve for their wounds.
They found the cure with a 33-12 Region 3-1A victory over Sebastopol at the Jackets' homecoming.
The Jackets scored first on a 15-yard run by Quincy Patrick with 6:48 left in the first quarter. Anthony Johnson added a two-point run for an 8-0 lead.
The Jackets doubled their pleasure in the second quarter as Patrick found the end zone from eight yards out with Ray Harper's two-point run extending the lead to 16-0 with 7:32 left before halftime.
Union put the game away in the final minutes of the first half as Johnson scored on a 22-yard run with 1:42 showing. Another two-point run by Harper sent the Jackets into halftime with a 24-0 advantage. Over the first half, Union outgained the Bobcats 166-6. The Jackets ran 30 plays in the first 24 minutes and ran the ball for 150 yards.
Union got two more points with 3:35 remaining in the third quarter when the Bobcats intentionally snapped the ball out of their end zone on fourth down. The Jackets stretched their lead to 33-0 with 11:53 to go in the contest when Johnson scored on a 5-yard run and Patrick kicked the extra point.
Sebastopol got on the scoreboard with 10:46 showing on a 59-yard pass from Justin Hunter to Alex Fisher. The PAT failed following a high snap.
The Bobcats tallied again with 19.5 seconds remaining on a 1-yard run by Antione Brown. The PAT attempt failed after a low snap.
Marcus Gill led the Union defense with seven tackles, while Nikos Harris had six.
Union hosts defending Class 1A state champion Pelahatchie next Friday.