Union County was faced with many different adversities Friday night, but the Panthers rose to the occasion in fashion. The biggest adversity other then having to drive 3 hours and playing in 90 degree weather was not having the heart and soul of the defense not being able to play (Chayton Schafer). However, Junior Defensive Back, John Mancuso, stepped up and was key to the Panthers victory Friday night.
The Panthers would start the game very slow on offense with the first 2 possessions resulting in turnovers, but Pierson Allison would not let this turn of events go on for long. Allison would take over the and lead the offense down the field on five different occasions. The Panthers threw for over 220 yards, but the most impressive stat was they rushed for 260 and all 5 touchdowns were rushing touchdowns. Union’s defense had a big task this week with Monticello’s quarter back. The Panthers did a great job containing him for the most part and only allowing 22 points with 8 of them coming late in the fourth quarter. Union County will look to build on the 38-22 win over Monticello as they prepare for the Putnam County War Eagles. Everyone come out Friday Night to help cheer the Panthers on at 7:30 and enjoy the festivities of Homecoming.