Union Academy (3-8 & 1-6) will need to replace QB Hayden Gosnell(1805 yads/16 TDs) and Carson Malone (498 yds/4 TDs) on offense. The Cardinals will need to get the ball in the hands of senior Derek Young. Young caught 68 passes for 987 yads and 12 TDs as a junior. Junior Issac King is the leading rusher returning after posting 367 yads on 39 carries and 2 TDs.
The Cardinals defense returns 2 of thier 3 leading tacklers from 2018. Colson Honeycutt was credited with 89 stops as a sophomore and senior Derek Young recorded 78 stops for the Cards last season. Hayden Bradley tallied 58 tackles as a sophomore in 2018 and will look to imporve in 2019. Senior Josh Harris returns after recording 4 interceptions in 2018. Issac King picked off 2 passes, one for at TD in 2018 returns as well.
The Cardinal kicking will need to replace kicker Carson Green (23-of-28 PATs/ 3-of-4 field goals) in 2019. The Cardinals open the season on August 17th vs. Hickory Grove Christian.