By Derik Vanderford
UNION COUNTY — The Union County Yellow Jackets look to improve their record as they take on the Abbeville Panthers at home tonight for Union County’s annual Homecoming game.
The Yellow Jackets will look for their first win of the season in tonight’s Homecoming game. The Jackets are 0-4 overall, but they have yet to play a region game. Their losses so far — which were all heartbreakingly close — have been to Gaffney, Newberry, Spartanburg and Greer.
Union County Head Coach Steve Taneyhill pointed out that Abbeville (4-0) is ranked second in Division 2A.
“They are a very good football team that played for the Upper State Championship last year,” Taneyhill said. “Our schedule is brutal, but we need to cut down on the mistakes and find a way to win. We played our best game on offense last week and need to build on that this week. Defensively, we need to eliminate the big play and force some turnovers.”
In last year’s match-up between Union County and Abbeville, the Yellow Jackets emerged victorious, defeating the Panthers 41-17.
Tonight’s game will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Union County Stadium.
The Yellow Jackets will begin Region competition next week when they host South Pointe.
Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or [email protected]