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Shun could have got caught up in the signing day hoopla but he was patient and weighed his options. He wanted to go somewhere where they really wanted him, North Greenville does. North Greenville is close to home and best of all it will be a free college education.
The coaches say Shun is smart, determined and very physical on the field. He will help North Greenville college.
North Greenville is currently in its second year as NCAA Division II Independent after being a JUCO for most of their existence and then NAIA for roughly 8-10 years. They are also a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association.
North Greenville has a new coach - Brian Smith. He played for Clemson, coached at Strom Thurmond, and most recently, was head coach at Riverside just last year.
Six Yellow Jackets Sign on dotted line
Six Yellow Jacket Football players signed letters of intent on national signing day.
* Mickey Rice, DL,
6-2, 285, had 97 tackles, 21 for loss, 12 sacks and 20
quarterback pressures. Signed with UNC.
Max Emfingers All America Team
Commits to MTSU
Rice Commits to
Press All-State football selections
Roscoe Crosby had 4 receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown against Louisiana Tech in the bowl game. The freshman had 18 catches for 311 yards and four touchdowns over his last four games of the season.
Kentucky Basketball Tournament
Union Yellow Jackets win 3 of 4 and Take Fourth Spot
Championship Game Videos
2001 3A State Championship Game videos are available. Anyone who would like a copy should contact Coach Mike Anthony at the high school, 429-1754, Ext. 41. The cost is $25.00 and all profits go to the athletic dept.
All Southern Selections
received Honorable Mention
HSSR All-State Football Team
Union players named to the HSSR (High School Sports Report) All-State Football Team are: Josh Harris, David Smith, and Mickey Rice.
H-J offensive player of the year
H-J All-Area Football Team
Union Players named to the H-J All-Area Football Team are: Josh Harris, Roberto Smith, David Smith, Eric Young, Mickey Rice, Mike Land, and on second team, Antonio Shippy
SCPigskinPrep 3A Coach of the Year
Honorable Mention: Mike Anthony
SCPigskinPrep 3A Offensive Player of the Year
SCVarsity All-Underclassman All- State 2001
Young, and David Smith
SCVarsity All-State 2001 1st Team
and Mickey Rice
PRESBYTERIAN: Wide receiver D.J. Humphries (Union) was named best offensive player at the team's annual banquet on Wednesday.
|North all-stars win
With 48 seconds on the clock, a two point conversion pass from Josh Harris to Dorman's Jack Ross gave the North all-stars the go-ahead points. The South all-stars then took the kickoff and drove 38 yards in four plays to set up a field goal opportunity that was missed wide right, cinching the victory for the North. Other Notables: Roberto Smith caught a 5-yard TD pass from Greenwood's Sam Williams. Josh Harris was named MVP after going 22 of 45 for 303 yards, two TD's and two INT's.
|Josh Harris and Roberto Smith were selected as Team Captains for the North-South All-Star Game|
South Wins Shrine Bowl 17-0
Union's own Mickey Rice had a great day at the Shrine Bowl including two sacks for -18 yards. The North squad finished the day with -59 yards rushing and only 32 yards of total offense. This was the third straight win for the south. The attendance was estimated at more than 13,000.
WHEREAS, ninety-two young men from the City and County of Union were called upon by Union High School and by their love of the game of football and all that it represents; and
WHEREAS, these young athletes, through their superb training, pride and dedication, were able to fight their way to a 12-3 winning season; and
WHEREAS, these young men played well and brought honor both to themselves, to their community, and to the State of South Carolina.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Union in Council assembled, that the 2001 Union High School Football Team is commended for its winning season.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this football team is publicly thanked for its sportsmanship and for the outstanding way in which it has represented our community.
DONE, RATIFIED, AND PASSED this 11th day of December, 2001
|Photos and Info From 2001 Season|
|Hall of Fame Inductee Photos|
|2001 Varsity Team Roster|
|Roscoe's Number Retired Photos|
|Union VS Greer Photos|
|2001 VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Aug .24||Spartanburg||Home (8:00) Lost .11 - 14|
|Aug .31||Laurens||Home (8:00) Won .27 - .9|
|Sept .7||Gaffney||Away. (8:00) Won .51 - 28|
|Sept 14||Strom Thurmond||Away..(8:00) Won .41 - .7|
|Sept 21||Timberland (Hall of Fame)||Home (8:00) Won .45 - .7|
|Sept 28||*York||Away .(8:00) Lost .14 - 20|
|Oct 5||*Clover||Away .(8:00) Won. 27 - 21|
|Oct .12||*Chester (Homecoming)||Home (8:00) Won .31 - 13|
|Oct .19||*Fairfield-Central||Home (8:00) Won .38 - 17|
|Oct .26||*Broome||Away .(7:30) Won .28 - 7|
|*Denotes Region III Games|
|2001 Regular Season Results|
|Region 3 AAA||Region||Overall||Scoring|
|#5 Fairfield Central||2||3||6||4||279||210|
|Union 2001 Playoff Schedule|
|Nov 2||1st Round (Home)||Wade Hampton||Won 56 - 22|
|Nov 9||2nd Round (Away)||Belton-Honea Path||Won 36 - 35 (OT)|
|Nov 16||3rd Round (Away)||York Cougars||Won 44 - 10|
|Nov 23||Upper State (Away)||Greer Yellow Jackets||Won 6 - 0|
|Dec 1||State Championship||Camden Bulldogs||Lost 24-21 (OT)|
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