Jackets face Blazers Friday


Fell last week to Vikings 41-7

By Tyler Shugart - For The Union Times



Photo by Mary Beth Hanvey Yellow Jacket Kesean Glover runs the ball against Spartanburg in last Friday’s game at the Union County Stadium. The Vikings defeated Union County 41-7. Glover was injured late in last Friday’s game and will be unable to play in this Friday’s game against the Ridgeview Blazers.


Photo by Mary Beth Hanvey The Union County Yellow Jackets defensive line tries to get to the Spartanburg Vikings quarterback during last Friday’s game at the Union County Stadium. The Jackets, who fell 41-7 to the Vikings, will play the Ridgeview Blazers this Friday in the Columbia area.


Photo by Mary Beth Hanvey Gatorade State Softball Player Year Bailey Betenbaugh (left) hugs Barbara Rippy after receiving her ring during halftime at last Friday’s football game at the Union County Stadium.


Photo by Mary Beth Hanvey The 2016 4A Softball State Champions received their rings on Friday at halftime during the football game at the Union County Stadium.


Photo by Mary Beth Hanvey Yellow Jacket Kesean Glover hands the ball off during last Friday’s game against the Spartanburg Vikings. Spartanburg defeated Union County 41-7. Glover was injured late in last Friday’s game and will be unable to play in this Friday’s game against the Ridgeview Blazers.


Photo by Mary Beth Hanvey Union County Running Back T.T. Kershaw is tackled by a host of Vikings during last Friday’s game at the Union County Stadium. The Yellow Jackets fell 41-7 to the Vikings. The Jackets will play the Ridgeview Blazers in the Columbia area this Friday.


UNION COUNTY — The Union County High School Yellow Jackets were dominated on both sides of the ball this past Friday night by a very talented Spartanburg Viking team 41-7.

The Jacket offense was unable to sustain any drives and the defense allowed nearly 400 yards of total offense. Union County’s lone touchdown came late in the fourth quarter as Deshaun Holmes punched the ball in from one yard out after a long drive by the Union County offense.

Quarterback Kesean Glover was injured again late in the game on Friday and he will not be available this Friday against Ridgeview.

This Friday night the Yellow Jackets will travel to the Columbia area to take on the Ridgeview Blazers. The Jackets played Ridgeview twice last season. The first meeting was in the regular season at Union County Stadium that saw Ridgeview come away with a 33-30 win in the last minute of the game. The second meeting was in the second round of the 4A playoffs and Ridgeview won that meeting as well 24-20.

With Glover injured and unable to go Friday night the Jackets will turn to senior Will Horlacher to lead the team. Horlacher has seen action at the quarterback position for the Jackets this season, and saw some success, leading the jackets on scoring drives against York earlier this season.

Horlacher is a capable quarterback, and while he may not be as fast as Glover, he is a more powerful runner. More of the style of Tim Tebow or Cam Newton, instead of say Michael Vick or Russell Wilson. For the Jackets to be successful against Ridgeview he will need the help of more speedy running backs like Desahun Holmes, TT Kershaw, and others to compliment his power running style.

Other Picks For This Week

• Byrnes over Broome

• Dorman over Rock Hill

• Gaffney over Hillcrest

• Boiling Springs over Laurens

• Chapman over Blue Ridge

• Greer over Woodruff

• Chesnee over Berea

• Landrum over West Oak

• Northwestern over Spartanburg

• Whitmire over Branchville

Photo by Mary Beth Hanvey Yellow Jacket Kesean Glover runs the ball against Spartanburg in last Friday’s game at the Union County Stadium. The Vikings defeated Union County 41-7. Glover was injured late in last Friday’s game and will be unable to play in this Friday’s game against the Ridgeview Blazers.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_2747.jpgPhoto by Mary Beth Hanvey Yellow Jacket Kesean Glover runs the ball against Spartanburg in last Friday’s game at the Union County Stadium. The Vikings defeated Union County 41-7. Glover was injured late in last Friday’s game and will be unable to play in this Friday’s game against the Ridgeview Blazers.

Photo by Mary Beth Hanvey The Union County Yellow Jackets defensive line tries to get to the Spartanburg Vikings quarterback during last Friday’s game at the Union County Stadium. The Jackets, who fell 41-7 to the Vikings, will play the Ridgeview Blazers this Friday in the Columbia area.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_2850.jpgPhoto by Mary Beth Hanvey The Union County Yellow Jackets defensive line tries to get to the Spartanburg Vikings quarterback during last Friday’s game at the Union County Stadium. The Jackets, who fell 41-7 to the Vikings, will play the Ridgeview Blazers this Friday in the Columbia area.

Photo by Mary Beth Hanvey Gatorade State Softball Player Year Bailey Betenbaugh (left) hugs Barbara Rippy after receiving her ring during halftime at last Friday’s football game at the Union County Stadium.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_2611.jpgPhoto by Mary Beth Hanvey Gatorade State Softball Player Year Bailey Betenbaugh (left) hugs Barbara Rippy after receiving her ring during halftime at last Friday’s football game at the Union County Stadium.

Photo by Mary Beth Hanvey The 2016 4A Softball State Champions received their rings on Friday at halftime during the football game at the Union County Stadium.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_2585.jpgPhoto by Mary Beth Hanvey The 2016 4A Softball State Champions received their rings on Friday at halftime during the football game at the Union County Stadium.

Photo by Mary Beth Hanvey Yellow Jacket Kesean Glover hands the ball off during last Friday’s game against the Spartanburg Vikings. Spartanburg defeated Union County 41-7. Glover was injured late in last Friday’s game and will be unable to play in this Friday’s game against the Ridgeview Blazers.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_2678.jpgPhoto by Mary Beth Hanvey Yellow Jacket Kesean Glover hands the ball off during last Friday’s game against the Spartanburg Vikings. Spartanburg defeated Union County 41-7. Glover was injured late in last Friday’s game and will be unable to play in this Friday’s game against the Ridgeview Blazers.

Photo by Mary Beth Hanvey Union County Running Back T.T. Kershaw is tackled by a host of Vikings during last Friday’s game at the Union County Stadium. The Yellow Jackets fell 41-7 to the Vikings. The Jackets will play the Ridgeview Blazers in the Columbia area this Friday.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_2704.jpgPhoto by Mary Beth Hanvey Union County Running Back T.T. Kershaw is tackled by a host of Vikings during last Friday’s game at the Union County Stadium. The Yellow Jackets fell 41-7 to the Vikings. The Jackets will play the Ridgeview Blazers in the Columbia area this Friday.
Fell last week to Vikings 41-7

By Tyler Shugart

For The Union Times

Tyler Shugart can be reached at tylers1400@gmail.com.

Tyler Shugart can be reached at tylers1400@gmail.com.

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