published Friday, December 6th, 2013

South Pittsburg loses 23-14 in Class 1A high school football state championship game

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Union City dominated the first half and made just enough plays in the second half to claim a 23-14 victory over South Pittsburg in the Class 1A state football championship game here Friday afternoon.

After South Pittsburg scored on its opening possession, the Golden Tornadoes answered with the next 20 points. The Pirates pulled within 20-14 in the fourth quarter and were later held on downs deep in Union City territory trailing by nine. From there, Union City was able to run out the clock and claim its second state title, both coming against the Pirates.

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about Stephen Hargis...

Stephen has covered local sports in the tri-state area for more than 24 years, having been with the Times Free Press since its inception, and has been an assistant sports editor since 2005. Stephen is among the most decorated writers in the TFP’s newsroom, winning numerous state, regional and national writing awards, including seven in 2013 and a combined 12 in the last two years. He was named one of the top 10 sports writers ...

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