Evan Medders (MR)

Medders sets Mavs school record!

Marvin Ridge senior QB Evan Medders shattered the Marin Ridge school single game rushing record with 245 yards rushing in the 42-27 win over Reagan HS. Medders set the record on 25 carries and scored 3 TDs in the win. The previous Marvin Ridge school record was 205 rushing yards by Caleb Deveaux against Cuthbertson in 2015. Congrats Evan!!

Sam Mobley (PW)

Parkwood names Mobley HC

Former Parkwood standout Sam Mobley has been named the new Head football Coach for the Wolf Pack. Mobley was the receivers coach under Coach Gittens and Coach Boyd the past three seasons. Mobley played receiver at Parkwood from 2011-2013 and then played at Catawba and professionally in the AAF with the Salt Lake Stallions and in the XFL with the Houston Roughnecks. Boyd resigned after one season at Parkwood amid controversy with allegations of harassment of some of the Parkwood players. Parkwood announced the head coaching change via their twitter account, “Introducing the Wolf Pack’s new head football coach - Coach Sam Mobley!”.

Duke Howell (CU)

Cuthbetson names Duke Howell HC

Duke Howell has been named the fourth head football coach at Cuthbertson High School, according to an announcement on the school’s Facebook account Monday afternoon. Howell will replace Andy Markatine, who led the Cavaliers to a 3-7 finish in his only season. Howell was the Cavaliers offensive coordinator for Markatine in 2022. “Coach Howell brings a plethora of football knowledge and a reputation of leading high-powered offenses and building young men of character to the program. We are incredibly excited to begin this new era under the leadership of Coach Howell,” the Facebook announcement stated.Howell, a 1991 Sun Valley High graduate who wrestled at Appalachian State University, was the Spartans offensive coordinator previously. Good Luck Coach!

Tyler Budge (W)

Weddington's Budge has record season

Weddington’s Tyler Budge set two school records during the 2022 playoff run Weddington went on. Budge set the Weddington school record for touchdowns in a season with his 31st in the 35-14 playoff win over Northwest Guilford. The previous Weddington record was held by Jeff Welch (’13) & Whitner Litton (’17), who both threw 30 TDs in a season. Budge finishes the 2022 season with 34 passing TDs and that ties him with his head coach Andy Capone (’08) for 7th all-time in Union Co. history.

Budge ends the 2022 season with 3219 passing yards which is a Weddington school record and ranks 6th all-time in Union Co. history. Congrats Tyler!!!

Most passing yards in a season

Most passing TDs in a season

Khomani Robinson (M)

Monroe's Robinson ends career as one of the best!

Monroe’s Khamoni Robinson is now Monroe’s all-time leading passer in career passing yards and career passing TDs. Robinson finishes his football career at Monroe as the Redhawks the all-time leader in passing yards with 7221 passing yards. Robinson passed Zephaniah Wall who previously held the Monroe school record with 6607 career passing yards now sits 3rd all-time in Union Co. history behind Sun Valley’s Sam Howell (13,451 yds) and Cuthbertson’s Austin Kendall (8588 yds) on the list.

Robinson also finishes his career with 75 passing TDs in his 4 years at QB and sits 5th all-time in career passing TDs in Union Co. history. Zephaniah Wall holds the Monroe school record with 76 career passing TDs. Congrats Khamoni!!

Most passing yards in a career

Most passing TDs in a career

Parker Burke (CU)

Cavs Burke does it again!

Cuthberton's junior QB Parker Burke thew 6 TDs in a game for the 2nd time in his career. Burke connected on 15-of-23 passes for 281 yards and 6 TDs in the 41-14 win over Piedmont in the final game of the regular season. As a sophomore in his 1st start ever at QB Burke threw 6 TDs. Burke connected with Evan Taylor twice, Keenan Jackson twice & Corban Hall twice for the six scores. The 6 TDs ties a Cuthbertson school record by Austin Kendall. The Union Co. record for TD passes in a game is held by former Marvin Ridge QB Austin Colonna and Monroe's Khamoni Robinson with 7. Burke joins an elite group of historic Union Co. quarterbacks with 6 TDs including Cuthbertson's own Austin Kendall, Sun Valley's Sam Howell, Forest Hills Brady Hibbard and Weddington's Jeff Buseick and Whitner Litton. Congrats Parker!

Most Passing TDs in a single game

Evan Taylor (CU)

Taylor ties county & Cavalier reception record!

Cuthbertson junior receiver Evan Taylor tied the Union Co. record and Cuthbertson school record with 17 receptions in the 29-28 overtime loss to JM Robinson. Taylor ties the record currently held by former Cavalier AJ Colombo (’20) and former Porter Ridge Pirate Jamonta Pettiway (’08) with 17 receptions in a game. Tayler finished the game with 184 yards on 17 receptions and 3 TDs. Congrats Evan!

Most Receptions in a single game

Tyler Budge (W)

Budge sets Warrior passing record!

Weddington’s junior QB Tyler Budge set a school record for passing yards in a game with 404 yards in a 49-32 road win over West Forsyth. Tyler is the 10th player in Union Co. history to throw for 400+ yards in a game. Budge joins some former Union Co. greats who threw for 400+ yards in Sun Valley’s Sam Howell (2015 & 16), Marvin Ridge’s Austin Colonna (‘15) and Sully McDermott (’19), CATA’s Travis Levine (’12) current Sun Valley head coach Ryan Smith (2009) and Budge’s very own head coach in Andy Capone (‘07). Budge connected on 29-of-41 passes and 3 TDs in the win. The previous Weddington school record for passing yards in a game was 353 yards by Whitner Litton vs. Marvin Ridge in 2017. Congrats Tyler!!

Most Passing Yards in a single game

Brady Hibbard (M)

Hibbard enters the Union Co. record book with 6 touchdown passes!

Yellow Jacket QB Brady Hibbard threw 6 TDs in the 54-7 route of Red Springs HS. Hibbard in his secord start at QB for Forest Hills was 10-of-15 for 110 yards and 6 TDs. Hibbard thew 2 TDs each to Jerel Bolder, Ross Smith and Kemarion Massey. Hibbard transfered to Forest Hills from Providence HS and now joins an elite group of historic Union Co. quarterbacks with 6 or more passing TDs in a game. The Union Co. record for passing TDs in a game is 7 and held by Monroe's Khamoni Robinson and Marvin Ridge's Austin Colonna. Congrats Brady and welcome to Union Co.

Most Passing TDs in a single game

Stephan Zayachkowsky (PR)

Pirate's Zayachkowsky headed to Charleston Southern!

Porter Ridge senior Stephan Zayachkowsky announced that he will continue he academics and football career at Charleston Southern University. Zayachkowsky announced his intentions on his twitter account, “Thank you to everyone who has supported me in my football journey! I’m proud to announce my commitment to play football at Charleston Southern University!”. Zayachkowsky, a 2-year starter for the Pirates and heading into his senior year was named 1st Team All-UCHSF as a junior and sophomore while being named All-SCC as well. Zayachkowsky has totaled 147 career tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 816 rushing yards, and nine touchdowns in his three years as a varsity starter for the Pirates. Congrats Stephan and good luck!

Andy Markatine (CU)

Cavs name Markatine as HC

The Cuthbertson Cavaliers have named Andy Markatine as the new head football coach. The Cavs announced the news via their twitter account,"Cuthbertson Athletics is excited to announce our new HFC - Andy Markatine. He comes to @cuttyfootball after a 6-yrs as DC at Myers Park w/ 64-14 record, & last year as asst @ Wingate. Welcome to @CHS_Cavsnation Coach!" Markatine replaces Trey Kavanaugh who stepped down in May to pursue a college position at App. State. Kavanaugh was 13-18 over three seasons and led the Cavs to the 3rd round of the state playoffs in 2021. The Cavs will build around junior QB Parker Burke and junior WR Keenan Jackson moving forward in 2022. Good Luck Coach!!!

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