Union Academy: The Cardinals 4-8 & 3-5 are moving to a new conference in 2017. Cards are now in the South Piedmont. Junior QB Haden Gosnell will lead the Cardinals offense. Gosnell was 16/35 for 296 yads and 4 TDs in 2016. The Cards are without their graduating leading rusher from 2016 in Manasseh Missick (1069 yds) and 10 TDs. The Cards will have a new addition to the receiving corps . sophomore Derek Young. Young was UnionCountyHoops.com’s New Comer of they Year as a freshman. He will look to replace the graduated Braden Eilerman and John Bitgood.
The Cards will return their top tacklers from 2016 in senior linebackerJeremy Miller (174). Miller was named 1st Team All-UCHSF in 2016. Junior Chris Morgan had 107 stops returns for the 2017 season. Miller had 11 sacks and Morgan had four sacks. Derek Young recorded five as a freshman. The Cards will be at Hickory Grove Christian on August 18th to open the 2017 season.