It was billed as the High School Football game of the week, and it lived up to its stature.
A speedy pace early was enough to help Newberry offset Lake Butler Union County 28-21 in week three of high school football Friday night in Newberry.
Newberry's control showed as it carried a 22-15 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Panthers' offense darted to a 15-0 lead over the Tigers at the intermission.
Newberry jumped in front of Union County 13-0 to begin the second quarter.
The game was broadcast on I am Country 106.9 as the third Game of the Week this season.
Last season both teams made the playoffs, with Newberry going 9-2 and losing in the first round, and Union County finishing 7-6 including two playoff wins. Newberry also beat Union County 42-24 in 2019.
The Panthers improved to 2-1 on the year. Union County fell to 1-1. The Panthers are home next week against the Taylor Wildcats (of Pierson), while Union County returns home to play the Interlachen Rams.
Be sure to catch the High School Football Game of the week next Friday night between Union County and Newberry on I am Country 106.9 FM starting at 7pm.
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