UNION CITY FOOTBALL PREVIEW
August 16, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Coming into his fifth year with the Union City High School football team, coach Keith Maloy is met with high expectations.
The Indians are coming off their most successful season since finishing 9-3 in 1998, and they were six points away from winning their first Tri-Eastern Conference title since 1973.
The Indians return a core of experienced athletes making them among the favorites in the TEC this season and they also received votes in the Indiana High School Preseason Football Top 10 poll for Class A.
“It’s a new thing here, this is my fifth season and we’ve never been in that situation since I’ve been here,” Maloy said of the high expectations. “It’s rare for us to be in the position that we’re in and we hope to repeat the success from last year.”
That success included a 9-2 finish, 6-1 in the TEC. Their only league loss came to conference champion Centerville by just six points.
The Indians did lose key players in all-state selection Gary Williams and defensive specialist Tevin Thomas, but return plenty of experience in seven defensive starters and eight offensive starters.