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Tigers build 42-0 lead en route to 42-14 win in spring classic

Lee Graham returns a punt.

Lee Graham returns a punt.



BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Staff Writer

Union County High School was strong on both sides of the ball, gaining almost 500 yards on offense and yielding just 126 on defense in a 42-14 win over visiting P.K. Yonge in a May 22 spring classic.

The Tigers led 42-0 before P.K. Yonge added two scores in the final quarter.

“We didn’t make a lot of mistakes,” Union head coach Ronny Pruitt said. “That, I’m proud of. It was kind of what we expected. We looked good in certain areas and really rough in others.”

Union starting quarterback Ty Cook completed 9-of-18 passes for 282 yards and two touchdowns before leaving the game late in the first half with an injury. Casey Driggers stepped into the spot and added another touchdown pass, completing 2-of-3 passes for 33 yards.

Zak Lee was the favorite target, catching six passes for 152 yards and three touchdowns. Franklin Williams had two catches for 64 yards, while Dairon Alexander had one for 64 yards.

Alexander was the leading ground-gainer, rushing for 90 yards and a touchdown on four carries.
Cook and Darian Robinson each added a touchdown run.

Union’s defense finished with 10 tackles behind the line of scrimmage.

Dairon Alexander carries the ball in the first half for the Tigers.

Dairon Alexander carries the ball in the first half for the Tigers.


Casey Driggers loses his balance after making a catch and getting hit.

Casey Driggers loses his balance after making a catch and getting hit.


Zak Lee (right) goes up high to make a catch for the Tigers.

Zak Lee (right) goes up high to make a catch for the Tigers.


Union’s Clay Halle (left) was just one of several defenders to make a hit in the P.K. Yonge backfield. Here, he grabs hold of Niles Cromwell.

Union’s Clay Halle (left) was just one of several defenders to make a hit in the P.K. Yonge backfield. Here, he grabs hold of Niles Cromwell.


Franklin Williams (right) attempts to pick up some yards after making a catch.

Franklin Williams (right) attempts to pick up some yards after making a catch.


Quarterback Ty Cook (right) escapes out of the grasp of P.K. Yonge’s Anthony Echeverria.

Quarterback Ty Cook (right) escapes out of the grasp of P.K. Yonge’s Anthony Echeverria.


The Tigers’ Darian Robinson carries the ball.

The Tigers’ Darian Robinson carries the ball.

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