Late QB Sneak Sinks Rochester’s Homecoming Match Against Union

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio.) Featured photo – Antonio Laure carries the ball for Rochester during the first half of Friday night’s game. Photo credit – Mark Peterson.

“You might call it bend, but certainly not break.”

Bob Barrickman uttered those words as the Rochester defense held fast and denied the Union Scotties a chance at points for a third time in the red zone. However, the dam finally broke in the final minute of play, as Union quarterback Braylon Thomas ran from 11 yards out to give the Scotties the first score of the game, and–as it would turn out–the only score of the game. Bob and John Perrotto had the game from Rochester Stadium on WBVP/99.3 FM and Facebook Live, as Rochester loses a tough one to Union in Class 1A action by a final score of 6-0.

Rochester’s defense kept Union out of the end zone the entire game until the final minute of play Friday Night. Photo – Mark Peterson

The loss puts the Rams at 2-2 in the Big Seven Conference and 3-3 overall, while Union improves to 2-1 in the Big Seven and 5-2 overall. Rochester travels to Clairton (3-4) for a non-conference Week 7 affair, while Union hosts Northgate (3-4) at Socs Russos Stadium.

Union Quarterback, Braylon Thomas, drops back to pass during the Scotties’ 6-0 victory on the road at Rochester. Photo – Mark Peterson

To watch the game in full, check out the YouTube stream of Union’s 6-0 win over Rochester: