It was a successful week for Union County in football this past weekend as two programs located in the county came out of the week as victors.
East Webster 23, East Union 21 (Thurs.)
Due to a lack of officials, this game was moved up a day from its original scheduled Friday.
What a game it turned out to be.
Despite being down 21-8 midway through the third quarter, the East Union Urchins battled back to bring the game within a single score on a 56-yard pass from Rett Johnson to Connor Bishop.
However, it would be a safety that turned the tide of the game as Johnson was brought down in his own endzone to push the lead back out to nine for the Wolverines.
Johnson found Hayden Roberts on a passing score with just under six minutes to play to bring it within two, but East Webster found a way to hang on for the 23-21 victory.
East Union falls to 1-4 on the season with a road trip to Belmont next Friday night to begin division play.
Myrtle 42, Middleton (TN) 0
The Myrtle Hawks celebrated their first homecoming in school history during football season last Friday, and it was everything the school could have wasted as they dismantled the Middleton Tigers from the get go.
The Hawks took a 20-0 lead by the end of the first half, on the heels of two Jackson Mayer touchdowns and allowing only 11 first half yards.
Myrtle moved to 2-1 on the season excluding the two games that were not played due to COVID-19 at the beginning of their season. They travel to Potts Camp on Friday to begin division play.
New Albany 49, Corinth 21
New Albany notched their first win over Corinth in head coach Cody Stubblefield’s tenure Friday night while also getting revenge for two consecutive second-place division finishes at the hands of the Warriors.
New Albany took an early 14-7 lead at the end of one on the backs of touchdowns from Cameron Knox and Kelan Simpson.
In the second, the Warriors out scored the Bulldogs 14-7 to bring the halftime score to 28-21.
As the New Albany defense has done all year, they came up big in the matchup with a second half shutout, which was aided by two second-half touchdown runs from Simpson to bring the score to its 49-21 final.
The Bulldogs sit at 4-1 overall and begin division play this Friday on the road against Pontotoc.