Story and picture by Clinton Randall
UNION CITY, Ind. (9-28-19) – The Union City Indians secured their second TEC (Tri-Eastern Conference) victory Friday night, beating the visiting Patriots of Union County by a final score of 34-28.
UC head coach Keith Maloy
“What a great win for our program. We struggled in the third and let them back in it, but fortunately we were able to shut the door.”
Following a short lightning delay, the Indians came out with a trick play on their opening drive, but were unable to get into the endzone and turned the ball over on downs. The Patriots got on the scoreboard first, but the Indian offense quickly answered to tie it up at 7-7. After a touchdown pass from junior quarterback Hunter Reagan, Union City held a 14-7 lead at the half.
In the second half, UC added to their lead before the game shifted in favor of the Patriots. Up 34-28, the Indian defense was able to shutdown the Union County offensive threat and get the win.
The Indians recorded 326 overall yards in the game – 225 rushing yards and broke 100 yards in the air. The Patriots had a total of 217 offensive yards.
added Coach Maloy
“We had a great game running the ball and Hunter Reagan is improving every week taking the snaps.”
Senior Jayden Hindsley was presented the game ball with 189 rushing yards and three touchdowns off 24 carries.
With the win, the Indians are now 2-4 overall and 2-3 in Tri-Eastern Conference play.
This week is Homecoming Week for Union City, who will look for another TEC victory as they host Lincoln on Friday.
“We are excited about homecoming and everything that goes with it.”