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Union City Defeats S. Pittsburg, Wins Class 1A Championship

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By sports@wbbjtv.com

COOKEVILLE, Tenn.- In 2009, Union City defeated South Pittsburg to win their first state championship. The two met again in Cookeville, Friday in the Blue Cross Bowl.

In a 23-14 finish, the Golden Tornadoes claimed the gold ball again over the Pirates. After trailing 7-0, Union City scored 20 unanswered points.

Leading the Golden Tornadoes to a Class 1A State Championship was offensive MVP Ricky Henry. Henry finished with over a 100 rushing yards and 2 TDs.