clear
Saturday February 13th, 2016 4:29PM

Woerner leads Rabun past Union in key 8-AA matchup

By staff reports
BLAIRSVILLE -- Charlie Woerner ran for 241 yards and scored four times to lead Rabun County to a 42-18 win over Union County Friday night in a crucial Region 8-AA game for both teams.

Woerner also caught two passes for another 53 yards and intercepted a pass on defense and returned that 53 yards to set up another touchdown.

The Wildcats (6-2, 3-2 Region 8-AA) snapped a two-game losing streak and all but secured a playoff spot with the win. Union County (5-3, 3-2) needs just one win to assure itself of a playoff spot. Both teams hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over Riverside Military Academy.

Rabun County led first 6-0 on a 3-yard TD run by Woerner midway through the first quarter. Union County would respond with a field goal, a safety, and a touchdown on a 38-yard TD pass from Joseph Mancuso to Jacob Rogers to take an 11-6 lead early in the second quarter.

The Wildcats would retake the for good 14-11 late in the second quarter on a 19-yard TD run by Woerner and a two-point conversion. Rabun County would blow the game open in the third quarter scoring a pair of touchdowns in less than two minutes, highlighted by a 73-yard pass from Hunter Sims to Jordan Oliver for a 28-11 lead.

Mancuso and Rogers would strike again for Union County with a 73-yard TD pass to cut the lead to 28-21 late in the third quarter. That's as close as they would get. Sims would cap the wild third quarter for Rabun County with a 5-yard TD run for a 35-18 lead.

Woerner would provide the only scoring in the fourth quarter with a 62-yard TD run to push the lead back to 42-18.

Mancuso finished with 235 yards passing for Union County. Rogers finished with 123 yards receiving on six catches.
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Bartus, Icemen shuts out Gwinnett
Garrett Bartus pitched a 42 save shutout, as the Evansville IceMen topped the Gwinnett Gladiators on a New year
10:23PM ( 2 years ago )
Gator Bowl Preview Capsule
A rematch of last year's Capital One Bowl, which Georgia won 45-31 in Orlando.
8:52PM ( 2 years ago )
Millsap's 34 leads Hawks past Celtics
Paul Millsap had season highs with 34 points and 15 rebounds as the Hawks rallied from an 18-point deficit for a 92-91 win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday afternoon.
7:44PM ( 2 years ago )
Sports
Big Red Shootout: Buford foils Lady Elephants' upset bid in finale
Buford junior Camille Anderson knows to forget about the past during games.
11:09PM ( 2 years ago )
Boys basketball: Knights rebound with win over Centennial
The Johnson boys bounced back after a loss to Grayson on Friday with a 94-72 win Saturday night over Centennial in the Duluth Jingle Jam.
10:43PM ( 2 years ago )
Girls basketball: Dawson falls in Battle of States finals
Dawson County fell behind early and could not complete the comeback in a 70-65 loss to Hayesville, N.C. in the championship game of The Battle of the States Tournament Saturday night.
10:38PM ( 2 years ago )
High School Sports
Snelling to make curtain call at East-West Classic (Video)
Ask Walt Snelling about Gainesville football and you will be supplied with a litany of great players and games from a program with an illustrious history.
7:33PM ( 2 years ago )
High School football 2013: Superlatives abound after another special season
After letting it soak in for a few days we
7:42PM ( 2 years ago )
Friday Game Night
Basketball: Championship Saturday slate full for northeast Georgia regions
Friday's semifinals produced some memorable results and has area high school basketball fans looking forward to Saturday's championship contests.
5:47PM ( 1 hour from now )
Wrestling: 35 area grapplers will try to pin down state titles
It promises to be a busy day Saturday for northeast Georgia wrestlers as nearly three dozen grapplers will try to pin state titles at the Infinite Energy Center in Gwinnett County.
By AccessWDUN Staff
5:23PM ( 53 minutes from now )
(VIDEO) 7-AAA Tournament: Lumpkin boys, West Hall girls set up historic shot; Vikings win at buzzer
Saturday's Region 7-AAA championship games will have a hard time living up to Friday's semifinals...
12:06PM ( 4 hours ago )
8-AAAAA Tournament: Branch girls, GHS boys advance to finals; Lady Elephants fall in semis
Courtney Newton’s return home couldn’t be going any better...
11:51AM ( 4 hours ago )
(VIDEO) 8-AAAA Tournament: North Hall, Buford boys set for title showdown; Lady Wolves roll
Buford basketball swept into the championship round, while the North Hall boys also reached the title game in Friday's Region 8-AAAA tournament contests in Toccoa.
By AccessWDUN Staff
11:46AM ( 4 hours ago )