2014 UNION CITY FOOTBALL PREVIEW
August 5, 2014Tri-Eastern Conference
Unpredictable is a word that best describes the Union City football team in 2013. It is also a term that the Indians are trying to shake as they enter the 2014 season.
The Indians finished 2013 with a record of 5-5 including several close games decided by 10 points or less. Head Coach Keith Maloy will utilize a large group of returning seniors to make sure that inconsistent play won’t be an issue in 2014.
The offense will be led by senior QB Taylor Moore who returns as the team’s starter. Moore connected on 64-of-153 passes for almost 900 yards and seven touchdowns. Moore will get help in the backfield from returning All-TEC senior running back Mason Wine. Wine ran the ball 191 times for 1235 yards and 14 touchdowns. They will be joined on offense by senior WR Kyle Cross who returns as the leading receiver, catching 15 passes for almost 200 yards and a touchdown.
Defensive lapses occurred for the Indians last year allowing 24 points per game and almost 300 yards per game. The silver lining for the defense is that there will be 8 starters returning from last year’s defense. Senior DL Scott Walters will head up a defensive line that should provide good push allowing the experienced linebacking corps of junior Quade Carpenter, sophomore Hayden Downey and senior Chase Burk to make tackles.