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By Russ Green-Sports Editor
Hardin-Central coach Kirk Thacker won’t have a lot of tape to look at as he prepares the Bulldogs for their Homecoming date against Union Star Friday night. The Bulldogs return to Lee Meador Field for the first time in three weeks to face the 0-5 Trojans. Hardin-Central, now 5-1, is coming off an impressive 90-56 victory at Northwest Hughesville.
Union Star, on the other hand, had a short night on the field last week at North Andrew against the top-ranked Cardinals. North Andrew received the opening kickoff, ran two plays from scrimmage and scored. The Cardinals added the 2-point conversion when thunderstorms and lightning closed in on the area.
It was then that Union Star, with only nine players on the roster, decided to call it a night and went home. The result was an 8-0 North Andrew victory. Fortunately for coach Thacker, there was some video of Union Star’s game against Norborne available. It was a game eventually won by the Pirates 52-24.
“They actually played pretty well early in that game,” Thacker said. “I’m not quite sure what we’re getting into with them. They’re down, but a team we shouldn’t overlook.”
The Trojans graduated seven of their top nine players from last year’s 4-6 team. Thacker adds that Union Star has a new coach and is a fairly small team with most of the Cardinals weighing in below 180 lbs.