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Wossman scores twice in final 4 minutes to end season for UPHS
, staff@fgazette.com
11-17-2016

The Union Parish Farmers were less
than four minutes from moving onto the
second round of the Allstate/Sugar Bowl
Louisiana High School Athletic Association
Prep Classic Playoffs, holding a 22-14
advantage over Wossman.
Instead, the Wildcats rallied for two
late scores to end the Farmers’ season
with a 26-22 loss at Grady Jones Memorial
Stadium.
A blocked punt with less than four minutes
remaining put the Wildcats within
two. The Farmers were able to stuff the
two-point conversion that would have tied
the game.
Following the ensuing kickoff, the
Wildcats stopped the Farmers’ offense
from putting the game away before their
offense mounted the game-winning drive.
In getting ready for what proved to be
a grueling District 2-3A schedule, Union
Parish played one of the two toughest
schedules in Class 3A.
All of the Farmers’ first five opponents

made the playoffs.
Airline entered the postseason
as the 21st seed in
Class 5A, falling to Sulphur
45-35 in first round
action.
The next three opponents
were the top seed in
their respective classifications;
Haynesville in Class 1A
and DeLaSalle in Division
II, each drew byes in the
first round of playoff action.
Class 2A Many hammered
General Trass (Lake
Providence) 57-6.
Their last pre-district
game provided the first win
of the season, as the Farmers
rallied for three scores
in the fourth quarter to upset
Division III’s Cavaliers
from Calvary Baptist.
In their district opener
against Richwood, the
Farmers fell behind early
before rallying for a 21-7
win over Richwood.
The following week
against Carroll, the Farmers
limited the Bulldogs to
just two scores but dropped
a 14-7 decision.
The defense again did
its job, limiting Wossman
to just one touchdown in
regulation before the Wildcats
took a 14-13 decision in
overtime.
Union Parish took
their next two games over
Madison Parish, 28-6, and
against Caldwell Parish by
a 36-19 margin.
In Friday’s game at
Wossman, the Farmers
opened the final quarter
with a 22-8 margin over the
Wildcats before the bottom
fell out.
After winning the Class
3A state title in 2013 with a
record of 14-1, the Farmers
fell to 11-2 in 2014, 5-6
in 2015 and finished this
season with a mark of 4-7.



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