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UC a ‘perfect storm’ in triumph

UC a ‘perfect storm’ in triumph
Union City was near perfect during its 40-14 victory over Three Oaks Tuesday evening on the middle school gridiron.
Meanwhile, in other local jayvee football play, Black Oak gave up five big plays, according to head football coach George Leake, and that was all it took to help Dyer down the locals 30-8.
More junior high football action is on tap for Thursday with Hillcrest hosting Dyer and South Fulton traveling to Gibson County.
The following is a roundup of Tuesday’s games as reported to The Messenger.
UC 40, Three Oaks 14
The Twisters crossed the goal line five times and each time they converted their two-point attempt during the triumph.
In the first quarter, Drake Parker dove in from a yard out and then sprinted to the end zone from 86 yards away. Travis Rutland and Jamie Hyde punched in the respective two-point attempts that helped to put the locals up 16-0.
During the second period, Keontre Murrell was a part of both scores as he coasted in from 18 yards away and he brought down a 49-yard aerial from Rutland for another TD.
Rutland took in the first two-point conversion of the quarter with Joseph Shanks carrying the other.
The final UC score came in the third quarter with a five-yard TD run by Hyde. Murrell’s two-point run broke the plane of the goal line to put the Twisters (2-1) ahead 40-0.
Defensively, Caleb Long, Bud Miller, Jakyron Burnside and Bud Miller each had four stops for Union City, which returns to action at Halls on Tuesday of next week.
Dyer 30, Black Oak 8
Offensively, Joseph Curl paced the local Eagles with 55 yards rushing — including a 36-yard scramble to the end zone.
Blake Rudd ran in the two point conversion.
Defensively, Rudd set the pace with 11 tackles with Vernie Erwin adding six hits for Black Oak.
The Eagles host Lake Road in Hornbeak on Sept. 4.

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