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Alex Roberts 17 run; kick failed | 6-0
Greg Van Steen 1 run; Zaythan Hill conversion | 14-0
Martra McManus 90 yard pick 6; Cameron Haiduven PAT | 21-0
Van Steen 6 pass to Austin Metzger; Cameron Haiduven PAT | 28-0
Laney flagged for intentional grounding in end zone for safety | 30-0
Considered by many to be done after a 5-game losing streak in late October, the Union Pines football team made a statement Friday night.

The Vikings outscored Westover 46-38 in Cameron to complete the regular season with back-to-back wins and a birth in next week's 3AA East playoffs.

Quarterback Ben Bowbliss had touchdown runs of 75 and 1 yard to lead the Vikings. He gained 197 yards on 18 carries, and he completed 7 of 17 passes for 74 yards including an 8-yard touchdown to Justin Eberhart.

Viking running back Kalon Green rushed for 98 yards on 18 carries and had touchdown runs of 21 and 2 yards. Kicker Sam Parsons had a 34-yard field goal and 2 PATs, and Union Pines had conversion points from a Dakota Hicks run, and a Trevor Womak pass to Tristian Serna.

Union Pines finishes the regular season 6-5 overall, 2-4 in the Cape Fear Valley Conference.

North Moore clobbered Chatham Central 55-20 in Bear Creek Friday. The Mustangs led 35-14 at recess and finish the regular season with a 6-4 record, 5-3 in the Yadkin Valley Conference. Following an open week, North Moore could host a first-round 1A state playoff game.
Union Pines won the battle of big plays Friday at Southern Lee as the Vikings beat the Cavaliers 17-14 in Sanford.

Union Pines quarterback Ben Bowbliss had two second-half touchdown runs — the most important a 1-yard plunge on fourth and goal with just under 3 minutes to play in the contest. The Viking defense held on the ensuing Southern Lee drive to snap a 5-game losing streak.

Bowbliss completed 9 of 19 passes for 73 yards and 2 interceptions. He had 7 carries for 46 yards, including a 12-yard scamper to the right pylon on the first drive of the second half.

Sam Parsons had a 39-yard field goal the Vikings in the first quarter.

Southern Lee (4-6; 1-4) had first-quarter rushing scores of 73 and 93 yards.

Union Pines improves to 5-5 overall, 1-4 in the Cape Fear Valley 4A. The Vikings close the regular season at home next week needing a win over Westover to secured a spot in the playoffs. The Wolverines lost to Lee County 28-6 Friday.

Lee County used a pair of late scores to pull away from Union Pines 35-24 in a Cape Fear Valley 3A matchup Friday in Sanford.

After giving up 14 early points, Union Pines found first-half paydirt with a 32-yard field goal by Sam Parsons and a 97-yard pick six by Dakota Hicks. The host Yellow Jackets (7-2; 2-2) scored a third touchdown in the final minute to take a 21-10 lead at recess.

Viking quarterback Ben Bowbliss connected with Clayton Jessee for a 16-yard touchdown late in the third to trim the lead to four.

Lee County took advantage of a muffed Viking punt for a short-field score, then the Yellow Jackets recovered a pooch kick to set up their final score with under 3 minutes to play in the game.

Union Pines added a late score when Bowbliss completed an 15-yard pass to Wendell McDuffie.

Bowbliss completed 22 for 43 passes for 244 yards and he carried the ball 19 times for 53 yards.

Union Pines falls to 4-5 overall, 0-4 in league play. The Vikings visit Southern Lee next week.

Union Pines lost its fourth straight football game Friday, falling 35-28 in a Cape Fear Valley 3A shootout with Douglas Byrd in Cameron

Kalon Green had huge night for the Vikings lighting up the scoreboard with touchdown runs of 29 and 2 yards and receptions of 19 and 32 yards.

Quarterback Ben Bowbliss completed 12 of 23 passes for 200 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also carried the ball 8 times for 38 yards.

Byrd (3-5; 2-1) rolled up 424 yards of rushing offense on 42 carries. The Vikings (4-4; 0-3) had 340 yards of offense — 280 in the air and 60 on the ground.

After an open week, Union Pines visits Lee County Oct. 23.

Union Pines and Gray's Creek battled evenly between the 20s for most of Thursday night's game, but the Bears broke three long runs for a 20-7 win in Cameron.

Calvin Boyd had rushing touchdowns of 80, 68 and 29 yards as Gray's Creek (5-1; 1-0) won the rainy Cape Fear Valley 3A opener for both schools.

Union Pines quarterback Ben Bowbliss cut the Bears' lead to 14-7 late in the third quarter on a 13-yard scoring pass to Brayden Gisler. Bowbliss completed 10 of 22 passes for 83 yards with 1 interception and he carried the ball 14 times for 37 yards in the game.

Taijh Alston led the Viking defense with 9 tackles. Other than Boyd's three big runs, Union Pines held the Bears to 115 yards of total offense and recovered 2 fumbles.

Union Pines is 4-2; 0-1 and visits league leader Terry Sanford next week. ‪

Union Pines improved to 4-0 Friday thanks to another standout performance by quarterback Ben Bowbliss. The junior threw three touchdown passes to lead the Vikings past Jordan-Matthews 28-21 in Cameron.

Bowbliss completed 15 of 27 passes for 153 yards and he carried the ball 10 times for 82 yards. He completed touchdown passes to Brandon Deloatch for 11 and 25 yards. Bowbliss connected with Brayden Gisler for an 11-yard touchdown to put the Vikings up 20-7 late in the third quarter. He also had a two-point conversion after running back Julian Thomas' 5-yard score late in the game.

Union Pines (4-0) hosts Western Harnett (0-4) next week.

Union Pines improved to 3-0 with a 25-14 win over Providence Grove Friday in Climax.

Quarterback Ben Blowbliss completed 14 of 26 passes for 162 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also carried the ball 16 times for 65 yards and a touchdown.

Viking receiver Trevor Womack had a 7-yard touchdown reception and he rushed for another score on a fake field goal. Brian Hackett also had a 28-yard touchdown pass from Bowbliss.

Taijh Alson recorded 1.5 sacks as the Union Pines defense the held Providence Grove (1-2) to 81 yards of total offense.

Union Pines welcomes Jordan-Matthews next week.

Visiting Union Pines needed a pair of second-half touchdowns and a two-point conversion to escape with a 15-13 win and pin the first lost of the season on the Mustangs.

Union Pines quarterback Ben Bowbliss had a 51-yard rushing touchdown late in the third quarter and he completed a 23-yard fade pass to Dakota Hicks for a score late in the fourth. Hicks also rushed for a two-point conversion after the first score while Sam Parsons connected on his only PAT attempt for Union Pines.

Bowbliss unofficially finished with 98 yards rushing on 14 carries and one fumble. He completed 7 of 17 passes for 51 yards and 2 INT.

North Moore's Tyreek Riddick-Reynolds had touchdown runs of 26 and 5 yards — the latter with just over a minute to play in the game. The Mustangs missed the first of two PATs.

North Moore is 1-1 and has an open week next week. The Mustangs start Yadkin Valley 1A play Sep. 11 with South Stanly in Robbins.

Union Pines is 2-0 and visits Providence Grove next week.
Union Pines quarterback Ben Bowbliss had five touchdowns Friday as the Vikings beat East Montgomery 43-26 in Cameron.

Viking QB Bowbliss carried the ball 15 times for 130 yards and had scoring runs of 18, 11 and 1 yard. He also completed 18 of 28 passes for 207 yards with touchdown passes to Clayton Jessee and Brandon Deloatch.

Turnovers were a key factor in the Union Pines-E. Montgomery game. The Viking defense recovered a pair of Eagle fumbles and UP's Trevor Womack and Robert Long each had interceptions.

Union Pines visits North Moore next week. The Mustangs beat Trinity 19-0 Friday.

In Wendell, Union Pines started strong, but it was Corinth-Holders that finished strong as the Pirates beat the Vikings 29-13 in the first round of the state 3AA East playoffs.

On Union Pines second possession, quarterback Ben Bowbliss had a 95-yard touchdown run. The sophomore added a 24-yard touchdown pass to Demarius Hampton later in the first quarter to give the Vikings a 13-6 lead.

Bowbliss finished the night with 149 rushing yards on 10 carries. He completed 3 of 10 passes for 45 yards. Hampton caught 4 passes for 88 yards, and the Vikings finished with 282 yards of total offense.

Corinth-Holders (9-3; 4-1) had passing touchdowns of 55, 51 and 29 yards, and a rushing touchdown of 1 yard. The Yellow Jackets also picked up 2 points from a Viking safety on a blown punt play.

No. 14 seed Union Pines finishes the season 6-6.

Gray's Creek scored 8 first-half touchdowns and rolled to a 57-21 win over Union Pines Friday in Hope Mills.

Union Pines quarterback Max Yates completed 13-of-21 passes for 223 yards, 3 touchdowns and one interception in his final regular season game. He had touchdown passes of 33 and 14 yards to Demarius Hampton and a 22-yard toss to Addison Cagle. The senior also carried the ball 14 times for 46 yards.

Union Pines was held to 91 yards rushing offense.

The Vikings finish the regular season 6-5 overall, 2-4 in the Cape Fear Valley conference. Union Pines has an open week and waits to see if they get an at-large bid to the state 3A tournament.

Southern Lee took advantage of six Union Pines turnovers to beat the Viking 31-0 Friday in Sanford.

Union Pines quarterback Ben Bowbliss completed 16 of 29 passes for 107 yards and 4 interceptions. He also carried the ball 8 times for 11 yards.

The Vikings have lost 3 Cape Fear Valley conference games in the row and fall to 5-4 on the season. Union Pines can end the skid next week against Douglas Byrd in the final home game of the season. You can listen to the game LIVE on MooreSportsRadio.com and 550AM WIOZ. Our broadcast begins at 7:25 p.m. #goUnionPines

Union Pines quarterback Ben Bowbliss completed 18 of 22 passes for 256 yards, two touchdowns and one interception as the Vikings beat Trinity 35-30 Friday. The sophomore also carried the ball 13 times for 13 yards, 2 rushing touchdowns and a 2-point conversion as the Vikings improved to 4-0 on the season.

Running back Kalon Green had 8 carries for 59 yards and a touchdown as Union Pines generated 314 yards of total offense. Tyler Packer caught 3 passes for 106 yards, including a 90-yard touchdown, while teammate Joseph Gisler had 4 catches for 16 yards and a touchdown.

The Union Pines defense make a game-winning stand as Trinity had the ball first and goal from the 8 with 45 seconds to play.

The Vikings visit Western Harnett next week.

Score summary:

  1st 2nd
3rd 4th Final
Providence Grove 0 15 7 8 30
Union Pines 7 12 14 0 33

UP 1stQtr 5:59 Joseph Gisler 1 yd. run; Sam Parsons PAT

UP 2ndQtr 8:00 Michael Mclaughlin 1 yd. run; kick failed
PG 2ndQtr 5:21 Safety (UP quarterback tackled in endzone)
UP 2ndQtr 4:42 Demarius Hampton 14 Yd. TD Pass from Ben Bowbliss; run failed
PG 2ndQtr 02:53 Malik Farris 3 yd. run; kick blocked
PG 2ndQtr 0:23 Dillon Mazepa 13 Yd. TD Pass from Furious Sutton; Garrett Montillia PAT

UP 3rdQtr 11:36 Kalon Green 19 yd. run; Parsons kick
UP 3rdQtr 7:09 Joseph Gisler 3 yd. run; Parsons kick
PG 3rdQtr 2:41 Cam'ron Gray-Corea 5 yd. run; Garrett Montillia kick

PG 4thQtr 5:15 Dillon Mazepa 12 Yd. TD Pass from Furious Sutton; Malik Farris run


Union Pines quarterback Ben Bowbliss rushed for a pair of touchdowns and he threw three more as the Vikings beat N. Moore 43-13 Friday in Cameron.

Bowbliss had touchdown runs of 24 and 5 yards and he has touchdown passes of 30, 24 and 13 yards. The sophomore connected with Demarius Hampton for two scores, and he found Robert Collins for a third.

Viking running back Kalon Green had a 1-yard score early in the game and kicker Sam Parsons had a 32-yard field goal late in the game.

Union Pines also had three interceptions in the game.

North Moore, who falls to 1-1 on the season, had a pair of touchdown passes from Malik McCrimmon. The Mustangs host South Robeson next week.

Maintenance work on the track at Union Pines next week will force the Vikings to move next week's game with Providence Grove to Saturday at 7 p.m. at Pinecrest. Providence Grove won 28-27 Friday over E. Davidson in overtime.

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