Union Christian Academy played its final football game last week, falling 45-6 to Manchester Academy.
“Well, 2-8 wasn’t the record we were looking for, but to even get the season in the way things have been going with sports is an accomplishment. Early on I was concerned whether or not we would even get to have a season with all the mandates that were in place. We ended up going 10 weeks straight without missing a game,” Head Coach Trey Fulton said.
Offensively UCA was led by QB Cross Talley, who finished the season with 913 rushing yards (14 TD), Christian Mauro 406 Yards (2TD) and Slayde Berry 246 yards (4TD), for a combined 1,565 rushing yards and 20 TDs.
Talley added another 669 yards and 7 touchdowns through the air with 450 of those going to Ashton Coleman and Berry.
Defensively the Lions were led by defensive ends Reese Brown and Jake Taylor, as well as linebacker Berry. The Trio combined for 148 tackles and 8 Sacks.
“I thought Mauro had a great season defensively also,” Fulton said. Because of his size a lot of teams would try to pass his way because there was usually a size mismatch. But he held his own.”
Once the team solidified, Fulton liked how his team handled the season.
“We did a lot of shuffling offensively trying to establish our offense,” he said. Several new faces showed a lot of improvement over the course of the season. There were some obstacles along the way but I was glad the boys got to play.”