Despite the rain and an eventual halting of the game, Union’s JV Spartans walked away with a 14-0 win over Hobbton Thursday night during a game that really wasn’t even scheduled.
Union had been scheduled to play Jones Thursday night, but because Jones didn’t have a JV team, the Spartans found themselves with an open date.
Coach Josh Rackley approached Hobbton’s football staff about a county matchup, and they agreed.
“I really appreciate Hobbton agreeing to play us on such short notice. We really wanted and needed to play. It was actually a big help to both teams,” Rackley said.
The two teams battled it out under threatening skies that finally turned ominous, and lighting eventually forced the game to be called just four minutes into the second quarter.
By that time, Union had scored twice, once on a rushing play by Spartan Shawn Bailey.
In observing his team’s play during the shortened game, Rackley said he saw some improvements.
“I thought we looked a lot better. There are still some things we need to improve on, but these kids love to play football so I think they are going to be just fine.”
Hobbton’s coaches could not be reached for comment.