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Union Grove comes into this season looking for more following a season where the program just missed the state playoffs.

Outlook: Union Grove’s steady improvement continued in 2018 as the Wolverines just barely missed the state playoffs during head coach Chad Frazier’s second season at the helm but there is a lot of momentum behind the Wolverines this season.

The Wolverines won’t have their top rushing option Gavin Johnson this season but there should be a good returner in Jaylen Blackwell to fill the hole on the ground. Not only is Blackwell back to carry the rock, top signal caller Michael Reese is also back to lead the offense.

The defensive unit is going to be without Brenden Dailey but the once young defense will have numerous returners. Like Hunter Martin and Mitchell Smith.

A big hole to fill will be that of Cullen Lejeune who was a reliable leg for field goals and punts.

Team Info

Head Coach: Chad Frazier (third season)

2018 Record: 6-4

Region: 4-AAAAA

Last Playoff Appearance: 2012

Schedule

Aug. 30 McDonough

Sept. 6 at Strong Rock Christian

Sept. 13 Jones County

Sept. 20 Dutchtown

BYE

Oct. 4 at Eagle’s Landing

Oct. 11 Stockbridge

Oct. 18 Clarkston

Oct. 25 at Ola

Nov. 1 Locust Grove

Nov. 8 at Woodland

Key Losses: RB/DB Michael Johnson, DB/WR Cameron Brooks, RB Gavin Johnson, K/P Cullen Lejeune, RB/DB Michael Ruffin Jr,

Key Returners: QB Michael Reese, DL Keyon Smothers, WR Winston Reese, LB Hunter Martin

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Graduated from South Carolina State University in 2015. Been with the Henry Herald and Clayton News in two capacities as a sports journalist and interim sports editor.

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