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Union sends Bluefield to sixth straight loss

Rams dropped to 0-6 with a 37-14 loss on Saturday.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

September 30, 2012

Original content provided by the Bluefield Daily Telegraph

 

BARBOURSVILLE, Ky. — The Union Bulldogs had their biggest offensive showing of the season and it came at the wrong time for Bluefield, as the Rams dropped to 0-6 with a 37-14 loss on Saturday.

 

Union improved to 3-2, one more win than they had last season. Bluefield has lost six straight and is still looking for its first win since 1941.

 

Mike Brinkley threw for two touchdowns and ran for another for the Bulldogs, who took a 23-7 lead into the break. Brinkley was 18-of-31 for 207 yards, completing passes to 10 different receivers, led by Jontrel Colbert with 4 catches for 46 yards.

 

Rob Brown, who had 87 yards on the ground, caught a touchdown pass from 17 yards, as did William McGarvey from 12 yards.

 

Bluefield narrowed a 13-0 first quarter deficit to 13-7 on an 29-yard pass from Greg Hampton to Marion Harris.

 

Union (3-2, 1-1) followed by scoring 17 unanswered points. Brinkley had a 14-yard scoring run and Leonard Dixon ran two yards for a score. Jared Miller kicked a 24-yard field goal, and Brown returned a kick 60 yards to finish up the scoring.

 

Harris put Bluefield on the board again in the fourth quarter on a 16-yard run. He paced the Rams wth 73 yards on the ground, while Josh Wells added 59.

 

Hampton was 16-of-33 for 111 yards passing before being relieved by Cory Mabry. Rodrell Smith had 7 receptions for 36 yards.

 

Anthony Herring and Frank Brooks led Bluefield with four tackles apiece. Mike Beard had four sacks for Union, which finished with sacks in the game. Ryan Shipley added six tackles for the Bulldogs.

 

Bluefield (0-6, 0-2) will play its first night game of the season on Saturday by hosting the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m., at Mitchell Stadium. 

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