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Union County did not give up in their second contest against Potts Camp. Despite the 18-6 setback against the Cardinals, the loss highlighted several areas the team can work on.
“We’ve got to fix some problems on the offensive line,” UC head coach Scott Duley said. “Potts Camp is a great team and they blitzed all night long, and they made it hard to do anything. They’re well coached and they have great athletes. My hat’s off to them because they did a great job tonight.”
Down 6-0 in the second quarter, Broderick Montgomery recovered a fumble, setting up the offense inside the five-yard line. On the next play, Montgomery scored UC’s lone touchdown from four yards out, and the teams were tied at the half.
Potts Camp took the lead late in the third quarter and added one more touchdown in the fourth. Duley credited his team’s effort in the loss.
“They never quit, never gave up and kept going. It seemed like we couldn’t get any first downs on offense, at least it seemed like that anyway, and on defense, we kept putting them out there and they kept responding, doing a great job.”
The junior high squad played in their first game, also falling to the Cardinals, 32-0.
“We have a lot we need to fix in practice, and we haven’t seen these problems in practice,” Duley said. “We fumbled the ball about a half dozen times, and we haven’t had that in the past, so we need to get that fixed. I’m very happy that they kept going even though they were tired and cramping.”
With the loss and a young team, Duley and his staff are doing what they can do keep up the high morale, preparing for their next opponent.
“I told them in the huddle that they can’t get their heads down, they have to keep going. I told them that they can’t be in the position to think that their season’s ruined,” he said. “The way that I keep them positive is that I have to be positive. If I’m negative with them, then they’re going to get down on themselves. I’m their biggest cheerleader, and I’m going to be there with them. It’s going to take a little white to get there, but we’re going to make it.”
Both junior high and varsity squads will travel to Belmont next Tuesday.