Thursday night, the Yellow Jacket JV team did this and then some.
Union County’s JV football team won in shutout fashion 12-0 at Broome High School.
From the start, the Yellow Jackets were in control.
Union County’s Lee Rivers recovered a fumble on the game’s opening drive.
The ensuing drive steamed down the field for the score. On fourth and 12, Jackets quarterback Dakota Ivester threw to his left and wide receiver Michael Edwards made a nice adjustment, got the feet down and fell to the ground with the season’s first six points. Jackets led 6-0 with 4:37 remaining in the first quarter.
The Jacket defense took the field for a second time and JaShawn Thompson’s fourth down sack ended Broome’s 11-play drive.
Three possessions later, the game’s fate would soon present itself.
Broome did everything but sink on the half’s final possession.
The Centurions committed two penalties and their fourth-and-21 punt was blocked and Union County’s Nathan Lindsey caught the deflected punt in midair and raced 55 yards to the endzone.
The point after attempt was no good and the Jackets took a 12-0 lead to the locker room.
Union County’s Varsity and JV punter Wiliam Holcombe had three nice punts in the second half. The punts pushed the Centurions back and helped to prevent any second half scores.
Defensively in the second half, the Jackets held Broome to two first downs and forced two turnovers.
Yellow Jacket Derrik Good intercepted a pass off Michael Smith’s deflection to start the fourth quarter. Broome’s best drive went to the Union 12-yard line, but the Centurions put the ball on the ground and the Jackets’ Dillon Williams received the gift.
Leontay Jeter made several nice runs.
D-Extra Goggins had a sack, Thompson finished with two sacks and Williams, Lindsey and Rivers recovered a fumble.
Union County JV travels to Gaffney Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
The ninth grade team also plays at Gaffney Thursday at 6 p.m.