Union County senior running back Cam Owens scored his third touchdown of the night with under two minutes left in the game Friday night to lift the Yellowjackets to a 20-17 victory over Laurens at Union County Stadium.
Owens’ game-winning touchdown came on a 3-yard run with 1:42 to play, completing the comeback for Union County, which picked up its first win of the season and improved to 1-4.
Laurens led 14-0 in the first half after a first-quarter touchdown run by quarterback Nick Danciu and a 1-yard plunge by running back Denari Lee-Jackson with 10:39 left in the second quarter.
A 44-yard Brock Franklin field goal gave the Raiders (0-5)a 17-7 lead heading into halftime. Franklin’s kick came with 1:32 left in the second quarter.
Owens got Union on the board with a 16-yard run with 6:30 left in the second quarter. He added a 2-yard run with just over 6 minutes left in the third.
The Raiders travel to T.L. Hanna (4-1) next Friday (Sept. 22). Hanna, ranked No. 5 in Class 5A, defeated Greenwood 38-7 Friday night.
Union County 20, Laurens 17
LDHS – Nick Danciu 3 run (Brock Franklin kick), 1:36, 7-0.
LDHS – Denari Lee-Jackson 1 run (Franklin kick), 10:39, 14-0.
UCHS – Cam Owens 16 run (Trenton Horne kick), 6:30, 14-7.
LDHS – Franklin 44 FG, 1:32, 17-7.
UCHS – Owens 2 run (kick failed), 6:02, 17-13.
UCHS – Owens 3 run (Horne kick), 1:42, 20-17.