UNION — Friday night’s match-up between arch rivals — Union County Yellow Jackets and Gaffney Indians — exemplified the long-standing, heated rivalry between the two teams.
During Friday night’s game, Gaffney was first to score in the first quarter, leading the Yellow Jackets 7-0. Gaffney held the lead going into the second half, and with 10:52 left in the third quarter, Union threw an interception with Gaffney returning it, taking a 14-0 lead.
Then, with 7:21 left in the third quarter, Union mounted a comeback, scoring a touchdown and making the score 14-7. On the next drive, Gaffney answered with another touchdown, with no PAT, leading Union 20-7. With 2:09 left in the third quarter, Gaffney scored another TD, increasing the lead to 27-7.
In the fourth quarter, with 6:48 left in the game, Union scored another touchdown, closing the gap and making the score 27-14.
Union County was unable to close the gap in the time remaining, however, and the Indians handed the Yellow Jackets their second loss of the season.
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