Panthers Come Up Short in Region Championship

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The Union County Panthers traveled to Tiger, Georgia Friday night to take on the Wildcats of Rabun County. Both teams had the same goal in mind and that was to win the region championship. This game was not only a huge region game for both, but it is also a big rivalry game. With the wind blowing hard on a chilly night it was time to get things rolling.

Union would kick to the wildcats on the opening kickoff. The Wildcats would drive down the field, but the Panthers defense flexed their necks and stopped them on fourth down. Pierson and the high powered offense would take the field and it would not take long for them to get going. The second offensive play Allison found Sawyer Drake on a 50 yard touchdown to get the Panthers on top early. The Wildcats would be picked off by Alec Scott on their next possession, but Union could not get anything from it. Rabun would go down the and score on a 7 yard rushing touchdown making the score 7-7 after the first. The second quarter Rabun County would score on 3 rushing touchdowns and the Panthers would answer with a 14 yard recieving touchdown to bring the score to 28-14 at the break.

Union would receive the kickoff in the second half. The Panthers could not get much going in the third quarter except when Pierson Allison found Sawyer Drake on a 45 yard touchdown. Rabun would add 3 more rushing touchdowns giving them a 21-49 advantage after three quarters of football. Union and Rabun would exchange a blow a piece on rushing touchdowns to bring the final score to 28-56. Union finishes the regular season at 9-1 and the 2nd seed out of region 8-AA. The Panthers will host the Bremen Blue Devils this Friday night at 7:30 pm in Blairsville,Georgia.

School Name *W-L *Pct. *PF *PA W-L Pct. PF PA Strk
Rabun County 6-0 1.000 323 70 9-1 0.900 482 167 9 W
Union County 6-0 1.000 268 74 9-1 0.900 425 150 1 L
Elbert County 5-2 0.714 262 101 7-3 0.700 343 150 3 W
Monticello 4-3 0.571 177 196 5-5 0.500 225 251 2 W
Banks County 3-4 0.429 144 223 4-6 0.400 194 273 2 L
Putnam County 2-5 0.286 109 227 3-7 0.300 172 323 1 W
Social Circle 1-6 0.143 130 297 4-6 0.400 271 311 4 L
Oglethorpe County 0-7 0.000 56 281 0-10 0.000 70 364 10 L

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