UNION CITY, Ind. – Despite a valiant defensive effort, the Union City Indians’ offense was unable to put points on the scoreboard in a 14-0 home-opening loss to conference opponent Hagerstown Friday evening.

Hagerstown scored two touchdowns on screen passes to hold the 14-0 advantage at the half. Unfortunately for the Indians, they could not make their way into the end zone in the second half to chip away at the Tiger lead.

Even though Union City had a total of 128 offensive yards, four turnovers slashed any hopes of a comeback.

“Our defense was amazing tonight. We held them to 75 yards of total offense. We were not able to move the ball on offense, but we get the offense figured out we will be hard to beat,” said UC head coach Keith Maloy.

With the loss, the Indians drop to 1-2 on the season and 1-1 in the Tri-Eastern Conference. They will look to even their season record as they travel to Knightstown next Friday.