Union Academy News

  • OCT

    Cardinals bounce back with win over N. Moore

    Union Academy pulled out a big 24-21 conference win on the road over N. Moore. The Cardinals got the only points in the first half off a field goal to take a 3-0 lead at the break. The two teams combined for 41 points in the third quarter, including 21 for Union Academy, which improved to 3-5 overall and 3-2 Yadkin Valley Conference. Union Academy has a bye next week.

    • OCT

      Cards fall to 2-5 after 54-14 loss to W. Montgomery

      West Montgomery used its superior speed to pull away from Union Academy in a 54-14 Yadkin Valley Conference road win on Friday night. The Warriors (5-1, 3-0 YVC) rolled up 511 rushing yards on 29 carries against the Cardinals (2-5, 2-2 YVC). Union Academy got off to a nice star t with freshman linebacker Jeremy Miller recovering a fumble on the second play of the game. Sophomore quarterback took over from his 49 and broke off rushes of six, 11 and five yards before scoring from 29 yards out for a 6-0 lead. West Montgomer the defending conference champions and 1A state runners-up took over from there. Jo Leake turned a five yard pass from Jackson Dozier into a 31-yard touchdown to tie the game, and soon after running back Fred Lomax needed just one play to put the Warriors up seven as he sprinted 70 yards untouched for a 13-6 lead at the end of the first quarter. On the first play of the second quarter, Leake turned a third-and-five from the West 45 into a 55-yard touchdown. Leake also scored on an 87-yard run to give the Warriors a 27-6 lead with five minutes left in the half. Dozier piled on with a 17-yard touchdown run, giving the Warriors a hefty 33-6 lead at the half. The Cardinals gained 93 yards on the ground on 31 attempts. Union Academy scored their second touchdown in the four th quar ter when reserve quarterack Jake Cadle found Josh Bitgood for a 22 yard strike. The Cardinal’s totaled 163 yards of offense. Senior wide receiver/corner- back Logan Pautz injured his back of the final play of the game. Will Heyward left the game after one of the Cardinals’ better runs in the latter par t of the game. The Cardinals travel to North Moore next Friday. The Cards have had their way with the Mustangs the last three seasons, winning all three games by a combined margin of 160-6.

      • SEP

        Cards lose to S. Stanly

        After a scoreless first quarter, South Stanly scored 17 unanswered points to snap an eight game losing streak and avenge two losses to the Cardinals last season. After taking a 7-0 lead on a fourth down touchdown pass, the Rowdy Rebel Bulls threatened again but settled for a field goal. South Stanly added a TD late in the third quarter and held on. Union Academy junior William Heyward scored his third touchdown of the season to break up the shutout. The Cardinals (2-4 overall, 2-1 in the Yadkin Valley Conference) host West Montgomery on Friday.

      • SEP

        Cards go to East Montgomery and get the WIN!

        Union Academy improved to 2-3 overall and 2-0 in the Yadkin Valley Conference with a 22-20 road victory over East Montgomery. The Cardinals scored the game- winner in the third quar ter when sophomore Josh Bitgood hauled in a four-yard pass from senior quarterback Jake Cadle to make it 22-14. East Montgomery found the end zone early in the fourth, but a two- point conversion attempt failed. Senior Christian Almeida got UA on the board in the first quar- ter with a five-yard touchdown run. Junior William Heyward then added a 60-yard rushing score in the second. The Cards host South Stanly (0-4) on Friday.

        • SEP

          Cards roll up 56 points in route of S. Davidson.

          Cards drop 56 points on S. Davidson Friday night. The win is the 1st of the year for Union Academy. They will look to build on that Friday when they take on East Montgomery.

          • SEP

            Cards fall to rival Cougars 20-0

            Central Academy Cougars snapped a two-game los- ing streak to their archrival Union Academy with Friday’s 20-0 road win. The Cougars racked up 216 yards on the ground behind the legs of Jack Heda, Sergio Gomez, and DeShawn Morrison. Heda scored on an 81 yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Union Acad emy will be at home against South Davidson.

            • aug

              Union Academy falls to Parkwood on the road

              The Cardinals had not answer for the Parkwood Rebels falling 41-7 Friday.The Cardinals were able to manufacture a touchdown late in the third quarter when Manasseh Missick found Braden Eilerman for a 28-yard strike. Union Academy takes on Central Academy on its home field.

              • Aug

                Cardinals can't stop Carolina Pride

                Union Academy remained within striking distance (13-7) at halftime, but the Carolina Pride proved to be too much in the second half as they scored 26 unanswered points on their way to a road victory. Quarterback Jake Cadle got the Cardinals on the board when he found Micah Parks for a 40 yard touchdown pass. Zack Zupetz scored on a defensive touch- down for the Cardinals in the second half. Union Academy will be on the road against Parkwood on Friday.

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