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Fulton reflects on seniors’ contributions
Five seniors will wear the purple and gold of Union
Christian Academy for the final time Friday as the
Lions travel to Natchez to take on Trinity Episcopal
Day School in MAIS Distict 1-A action.
After evening their record at 1-1 with a 44-42 win
against Benton Academy on August 25, the Lions have
dropped six straight. Included in that run is a 29-28 loss
at Claiborne Academy in Week Four and a 29-20 loss to
Glenbrook in Week Seven of the season.
UCA coach Trey Fulton said injuries to key contributors
on a roster of just over 20 players has taken its toll.
“We played well in most of our games for three
quarters and then just give out,” Fulton said.
Junior running back Nick Evans has been hampered
by an ankle sprain for most of the season. The same
can be said for sophomores Kris Evans and Josh Warren.
Last week, Fulton said the injuries could be the
proverbial silver lining in a dark cloud.
“We had guys who were pressed into the lineup
when someone else went down,” Fulton said. “They’ll
be coming back next
year as experienced juniors
which can only help us.”
Hunter Cox, Evan
Hodge, Kyle McGree,
Karl Stephens and Hunter
Weems will each be
playing their final game
“Some of these seniors
have been with me
for a long time,” Fulton
said. “They are a good
group, and I look forward
to seeing what the
future holds for each of
Four seasons ago, the
Lions posted a 3-8 record,
followed by a 5-5 mark in
2015. Over the last two
seasons, their record is
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