The Union Spartans hosted their Senior Night on Friday when East Bladen came to town. Despite a valiant effort, the Spartans were unable to come away with the victory, as the Eagles took the game 12-8.
In the fourth quarter, Chris Nash, a Spartan running back got seriously injured on a play, which called for him being taken straight to the hospital and carted off the field. His status is uncertain, so it is asked that Nash and his family are in everyone’s thoughts and prayers.
Neither team scored until East Bladen got on the board in the second quarter, when they scored with 6:07 to play in the first half.
Nadir Goodwin tied things up on Union’s next possession, as he punched in a rushing touchdown. Chris Nash then broke the tie by scoring the two-point conversion, which put them up 8-6.
The score remained 8-6 until in the fourth quarter, when the Spartans fumbled on the play that Nash was injured on. East Bladen took advantage of the turnover, and scored the go-ahead touchdown.
They were unable to punch in the two-point conversion, but it turned out to be enough in the end, as they won 12-8.
Nash and Shyquan Brunson led the offensive attack for Union, and Jawawn Newkirk also had a good night running the ball for the home team.
Montrel Williams led the Spartans defensively, as he had a sack.
Union’s head coach was not happy with the loss, but liked the way his team played and showed concern for his injured player. “We had some turnovers that hurt us,” he said, “but we really fought hard and I liked the way we competed. I just hope and pray that Chris Nash is okay.”
Union is set to round up their regular season with a trip to Midway next week. The game time is set for 7:30 in what should be a really good game.