Will Shipley's 255 yards rushing in the State Championship game helped him to become the newest member of the 2000 yard club Saturday night. Shipley ran all over Lee Co. on his way to being named offensive MVP for the game. Shipley is now the 7th member of the 2000 yard rushing club. Will joins Sun Valley's Albert Funderburk, Justin Campbell, Monroe's Shamir Hailey, Chase Byrum and Forest Hills Juanne Blount as memebrs of the 2000+ yard rushing club. Shipley's 2066 rushing yards ranks him 7th all time. Congrats Will!!
Warrior's Shipley joins 2K club
Shipley now 2nd in All-Time TDs scored.
Weddington's Will Shipley's 4 TDs in the 3AA State title game ties him for 2nd place for touchdowns scored. Shipley has tied Sun Valley's Albert Funderburk with 80 career TDs. Shipley and Funderburk sits behind Forest Hills' Juanne Blount with 88 touchdowns scored. Congrats Will!!
Shipley's sets Union Co. TD record.
Weddington's Will Shipley's set the Union Co. record for TDs scored in a season in the 1st quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run. Shipley was tied with Forest Hills Juane Blount who has held the record since 2008. Shipley tied the Union Co. record in laset weeks 3rd round win. Shipley now has 76 career touchdowns and ranks 3rd all-time in Union Co. history behind Forest Hills' Juanne Blount (88 TDs) and Sun Valley's Albert Funderburk (80 TDs). Congrats Will!!
Monroe's Knotts joins Union Co. record book!
Monroe's sophomore WR Shaleak Knotts joined the Union Co. record book after posting 242 receiving yards on 8 catches including 3TDs in the Redhawks 43-23 win over Piedmont. The 242 receiving yards ranks 5th all-time in Union Co. history. The Monroe Redhawk record is held by Jamerious Colston with 247 yards vs. Charlotte Catholic in 2004. Knotts joins teammates Salen Streater and Matthew Bennett to join the Union Co. record book this season. Congrats Shaleak!!
Union Academy's King has 2nd best rushing game in Union Co. history!
Union Acadmey's junior Isaac King had a career night in the 60-0 win over Christ the King. King put up 396 yards rushing and six touchdowns on just seven carries. King's 396 rushing yards is a Union Academy record and good enough for the 2nd for most yards in a game in Union Co. history. The Union Acadmey record was 392 yards set by Rasheed Rushing back in 2012. The Union Co. record for rushing yards in a game is held by former Sun Valley Spartan Albert Funderburk with 456 rushing yards, set back in 2014. Congrats Isaac!!
Union Academy's King ties Union Co. record for rushing TDs in a game!
Union Acadmey's junior Isaac King added to his career night with six rushing tds in the 60-0 win over Christ the King. King's six rushing touchdowns ties him for most rushing TDs in a game in Union Co. history. King joins former Union Academy standout Rasheed Rushing ('12), Monroe's Donard Covington ('09) and Forest Hills' Juanne Blount ('09) with 6 rushing TDs in a game. Congrats Isaac!!
Another Redhawk joins Union Co. record book!
Monroe's senior WR Salen Streater joined the Union Co. record book after posting 207 receiving yards on 4 catches, 3 were TDs in the Redhawks 47-14 win over JM Robinson. The 207 receiving yards ranks 16th all-time in Union Co. history. Congrats Salen!!
Monroe's Bennett joins Union Co. record book!
Monore's senior QB Matt Bennett joined the Union Co. record book by throwing 5 TDs in the Redhawks 47-14 win over JM Robinson. Bennett now shares the Monroe school record with Zephania Wall ('15 vs. Weddington) and Justin Sanders ('02 vs. Sun Valley) for throwing 5 TDs in a game. The Union Co. record is 7 passing TDs in a game and is currently held by Marvin Ridge's Austin Colonna ('16 vs. Concord). Congrats Matthew!!
McDermott's 423 passing yards-9th best All-time
Marvin Ridge's junior QB Sully McDermontt big night was not enough to secure the win vs. Ardrey Kell. The Mavs fell 36-33 to the Knights despite 423 yards passing and3 TDs from McDermott. McDermott's career night puts him 9th best all-time for passing yards in a game in Union Co. history. Austin Colonna holds the Marvin Ridge school record with 450 yards vs. Sun Valley in 2015. Sun Valley's Sam Howell holds the Union Co. record of 539 yards vs. Anson Co. in 2016. Congrats Sully!!
Cuthbertson's Grant will stay close to home at Wingate
Cuthbertson WR Trevor Grant will stay close to home after comitting to play football at Wingate. Grant announced his decision via twitter, "I am excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Wingate University! Go Bulldogs! #OneDog". Grant was named UCHSF Player of the Week for week 8 after racking up 8 receptions for 100 yards and a TD. Grant was named 2nd team All-UCHSF as a senior after leading Union Co. in receptions with 71 and 682 yards. Trevor was named All-SCC as a senior. Grant racked up 112 receptions for 1348 yards and 12 TD in two years of varsity football at Cuthbertson. Congrats Trevor!!
Cuthbertson's Johnson steps down as head coach
Cuthbertson will begin its search for a new football head coach after David Johnson announced he is stepping down. Johnson took over the Cavalier program in 2013 after Michael Roark. Johnson ends his six years at Cuthbertson with a 36-40 record. Cuthberton's best year with Johnson was the 2014 season when the Cavs went 11-4, won the SCC title and advanced to the state 3A semi-final before falling to Weddington 24-21. Coach Johnson, it's been a pleasure. GOOD LUCK!!!
Piedmont finds their man
The Piedmont Panthers will have a new man leading the football team this upcoming fall. Piedmont announced the hire on ucps.k12.nc.us, "John Castator was announced as the new head football coach at a meeting with returning players on January 11. As a 1998 graduate of Piedmont, Castator comes to Piedmont after serving as the offensive coordinator at Porter Ridge. Castator will replace Luke Hyatt after a 15-30 record at Piedmont in four years at Piedmont. Coach Castator shared with student-athletes his vision for "The Panther Way" and his plan to prepare the team for the 2019 season". GOOD LUCK COACH CAZ!!!
Warriors' James Shipley finishes Weddington career in the Union Co. record book
Weddington’s James Shipley finishes his football career at Weddington with some pretty good stats. Shipley, a 3-year starter at Weddington is one of the best all around football players to come through Union Co. in some time. Shipley finished this career as Weddington's all time leader in receptions with 150, which ties him for 8th All-Time in Union Co history. Shipley finished with 1903 receiving yards (2nd in Warriors school history and 18th All-Time in Union Co. and with 18 TD receptions (tied for 20th All-Time). James ends with 26 career touchdowns in 3 years of varsity football. Shipley was part of a Warriors class that won two state championships at Weddington. Congrats James , it’s been a pleasure.
Warriors' Brimigion ends career high up in Union Co. record book
Weddington’s Max Brimigion ends his football career at Weddington with some pretty good stats. Brimigion, a 3-year starter at Weddington is one of the best receivers to come through Union Co. in some time. Brimigion finished this career at Weddington with 125 receptions (13th All-Time in Union Co history) for 2642 receiving yards (4th All-Time) and with 33 TD receptions (5th All-Time). Brimigion added 2 state championships in his 3 years at Weddington. Max is now Weddington’s All-Time leader in career receiving yards and career TD receptions. Congrats Max, it’s been a pleasure.
Pirate's McCall runs for 5 TDs and joins Union Co. record book
Grayson McCall joined the Union Co. record book by rushing for 5 touchdowns in the 3rd round playoff win over West Mecklenburg. McCall joins the Union Co. record book and is tied for 2nd most rushing TDs in a game with Monroe's McKinley Nelson, Sun Valley's Albert Funderburk and Forest Hills' Thomas Marsh and Juanne Blount with 5 rushing TDs in a game. The record of 6 rushing TDs in a game is held by 3 players, Forest Hills QB Juanne Blount, Monroe's Donard Covinvgton and Union Academy's Rasheed Rushing. Congrats Grayson!
Panthers Hyatt steps down
The Piedmont Panthers will be looking for a new head coach for the 2019 season. Luke Hyatt has stepped down as the head football coach at Piedmont High School. Hyatt was hired in 2015 following the death of Ron Massey and he’s posted a 15-30 record at Piedmont. He began his coaching career at Anson Co. where he became the Bearcats head coach in 2009 and remained there through the 2014 season. Hyatt's overall head coaching record is 42-75.
Pirates' McDonald joins teammate at Coastal Carolina
Porter Ridge's outstanding offensive lineman Will McDonald joins QB Grayson McCall in committing to Coastal Carolina to continue his education and football career. McDonald announced his committment to Coastal via twitter, "I would first like to thank God for all the blessings he has put in my life. I would also like to thank my parents and my sister for doing everything they could to get me to this point in my life. To my teammates, teachers and my coaches over the years I would liketo thank you for always pushing me to the highest level. It has been my dream since i was a little kid to play Division 1 football, with that being said I am bless to say I've committed to Coastal Carolina Univeristy #chantsup." McDonald, a 6'2 285 offensive lineman and three-year starter for the Pirates. McDonald anchored the Porter Ridge offensive line that opened holes for two 1000 yard rushers and blocked for 5539 yards of offense and 56 TDs in 2017 on their way to the 2nd round of the 4A state playoffs. Will was named All-UCHSF 1st Team, ALL-SW4A & ALL-State as a junior. Congrats Will!
Sun Valley's Blackwell eyes Spartan record
Sun Valley's outstanding sophomore receivier Gavin Blackwell has his eyes on a Spartan receiving record. Blackwell has currently has scored 18 receiving touchdonws with at least two games left in the 2018 season, one regular season and at least one playoff game. The Sun Valley record of 21 receiving touchdowns is currently held by current Coastal Carolina WR Jeremiah Miller. Miller set the record in 2015. Blackwell has a legitiamte shot at the Union Co. record for most receiving TDs in a season which is 25 held by Piedmont's Dan Brooks in 2002. Good Luck Gavin!!
Wheatley switches from UNCC to Vandy
Porter Ridge's outstanding kicker Jared Wheatley has change his commitment from UNCC to Vanderbilt. Wheatley announced his decision via twitter, "As a student athlete, I've always hoped to compete as a football player in the SEC. In discussions with my parents, coach Dan Orner, high school coach Michael Hertz and Kornblue Kicking, I am committing ot a full scholarship at Vanderbilt University. Thank you to all of the colleges and coaches that have been great during y recruiting process. #DOKP #Fab50 #AnchorDown #GoldMine19." Through 10 games this season Wheatley is 45-of 49 on PATS and 6-of-7 on fields goals.Wheatley was named All-SW4A as a junior after going 45-of-51 on PATs and 8-of12 on field goals. Wheatley punts for the Pirates as well and is averaging 49.6 yards per punt for Coach Hertz.
Wheatley,a 6'0 200lb senior also plays linebacker on defense for the Pirates recording 27 tackles and one interception this season. Congrats Jared!
Brimigion has eyes on 2 more records
Weddington's senior receiver Max Brimigion is moving up the Union Co. and Weddington record book. Max holds the Weddington record for career receiving yards and receiving yards in a game. Brimigion has Ryan Black's record of 32 career receiving touchdowns in his sites. Brimigion has 28 career receiving touchdowns currently with a 1st round playoff game up next. The career record for receiving touchdowns is 51 held by Sun Valley and current Coastal Carolina WR Jeremiah Miller.
The Weddington record for receptions in a career is held by Ryan Black with 134 career recepitions. Zach Goines sits at 128 catches and Brimigion has 117, well with in Max's reach with a Warriors playoff run. The Union Co. record for career receptions is 236 by Marvin Ridge and current NC State Wolfpack WR Emeka Emezie. Congrats Max!
Brimigion sets another Weddington record
Weddington's senior receiver Max Brimigion is now Weddington's all-time career receiving yards. Brimigion broke Ryan Black's record of 2269 career receiving yards in the 51-14 win over Monroe in week 11. Currenlty Max has 2510 receiving yards which puts him 5th all-time in Union Co. history. The current Union Co. 3584 receiving yards held by Marvin Ridge and current NC State Wolfpack WR Emeka Emezie. Congrats Max!
Weddington's Brimigion sets Weddington receiving yardage record
Weddington's senior receiver Max Brimigion set a Weddington school record with 200 yards receiving in the 44-21 win over Cuthbertson. Brimigion broke his own recordd of 184 receiving yards he set last year vs. Monroe. Brimigion finished the game with nine receptions for 200 yards and two TDs in the win. Max's 200 recieving yards ranks him 16th All-Time in Union Co. for single game receiving yards. The record is 288 receiving yards held by Piedmont's Dan Brooks in a playoff loss to Ashbrook in 2002. Congrats Max!
Forest Hills' McLauren runs for 293
Forest Hill Yellow Jacket Kendrick McLaurin added his name to the Union Co. record book for the 2nd time this season. McLaurin carried the ball 28 times for 293 yards and three touchdowns. His 293 rushing yards puts him #11 all-time in Union Co for rushing yards in a game. McLaurin rushed for 309 yards earlier this season. Sun Valley's Albert Funderburk set the Union Co. recofd with 456 yards vs. Piedmont in 2014. The Forest Hills single game record is 317 rushing yards held by Jamie Taylor vs. Parkwood 2001. McLaurin leads Union Co. in rushing yards with 1684 yards this season. Congrats Kendrick!
Porter Ridge's Grayson McCall headed to Coastal Carolina
Porter Ridge's Grayson McCall will continue his education and football career at Coastal Carolina! McCall announced his committment to Coastal via his twitter account, "At this time, I would like to thank all of the universities and coaching staffs for giving me the opportunity to attend their school and play this game a the next level. I am turly grateful and fortunate to be in the position I am in. I have an extremely strong support system and many people on my side that have contributed to make this possible, and I am very appreciative of each and every person. All the glory to God....I have officially committed to Coach Moglia and Coastal Carolina University!" McCall, a three-year starter at QB is a duel threat for the Piraets after throwning for for 3445 yards and 34 TDs in 40 games on varsity. Grayson added 2665 rushing yards and 32 TDs in the same time. McCall was named 2nd team All-UCHSF as a junior and All-SW4A. As a sophomore McCall was anmed honorable mention All-UCHSF. Congrats Grayson!
Piedmont's Connor Purser joins the Union Co. record book
Piedmont's Connor Purser joined the Union Co. record book after putting up 254 yards rushing in the 40-35 loss to Monroe. Purser's 254 yards on the ground ranks him 24th all-time for rusing yards in a game. Piedmon'ts Matt Price rushed for 255 vs Sun Valley in 2015. Jacob Oakley owns the Piedmont record for rushing yards in a game with 277 against Forest Hills in 2010. Congrats Connor!
Weddington's Brimigion moving up the list
Weddington's outstanding senior WR Max Brimigion is now the 14th player in Union County history to reach 2,000 career receiving yards. Brimigion joined the 2K club after catching three passes for 99 yards in the 49-0 win over Parkwood. Max now has 97 career catches for 2,083 yards and 23 touchdowns. As a junior Brimigion led Union County in receiving with 1,366 yards and 16 touchdowns on 60 receptions. Congrats Max!
Mav's Hutter joins Union Co. record book
Marvin Ridge sophomore WR Ian Hutter finished the 38-0 win over Cuthbertson with eight receptions for 208 yards and 1 TD. His 208 receiving yards puts Ian 15th all-time in the Union Co. record book. The Mavericks school record for receiving yards in a game is held by Devin Powel. Powell had 237 yards against Concord in 2016. The Union Co. record is held by Piedmont's Dan Brooks with 288 receiving yards set in 2002 vs. Ashbrook. The future looks bright for Mr. Hutter. Congrats Ian!
Forest Hills' McLaurin joins 300-yard club
Forest Hill Yellow Jacket Kendrick McLaurin joined the 300 yard club in thier 55-48 loss to West Stanly. McLaurin carried the ball 29 times for 309 yards and four touchdowns. His 309 rushing yards puts him #9 allt-time in Union Co for rushing yards in a game. Sun Valley's Albert Funderburk set the Union Co. recofd with 456 yards vs. Piedmont in 2014. The Forest Hills single game record is 317 rushing yards held by Jamie Taylor vs. Parkwood 2001. McLaurin has rushed for 849 yards this season. Congrats Kendrick!
Sun Valley's Howell continues to amaze!
Sun Valley's Sam Howell tied his personal best with 6 TD passes in the 53-7 win over Parkwood. Howell has thrown six TDs in a game 3 previous times in his Sun Valley career. Howell threw six TDs vs. Monore in 2017 and twice in 2016 vs. Forest Hills & Anson Co. The Union Co. record is held by Marvin Ridge's Austin Colonna, who threw seven TD passes vs. Concord in 2016. Congrats Sam!
Cuthberton's Walker adds his name to the Union Co. record book--again!
Cavaliers senior QB Davis Walker added his name to the Union Co. record book by throwing 5 touchdowns for the second time this season. This time it was in a 38-11 win over Parkwood. Walker was 19-of-30 for 325 and 5 TDs for the Cavaliers. Walker connected with Jayden Jennings for 3 TDs and Dylan Tierney for 2 Tds. Earlier this season Walker threw 5 TDs in a 51-44 loss to Anson Co. The Union Co. record is held by Marvin Ridge's Austin Colonna, who threw seven TD passes vs. Concord in 2016. Congrats Davis!
Marvin Ridge's Sean Brown adds his name to the Union Co. record book
Marvin Ridge's Sean Brown finished the 28-18 win over Ardrey kell with six receptions for 214 yards and 2 TDs. His 214 receiving yards puts Brown 11th all-time in the Union Co. record book tied with Piedmont's Dan Brooks and Sun Valley's Ray Ray Davis. The Mavericks school record for receiving yards in a game is 237 and is held by Devin Powell. The Union Co. record is held by Piedmont's Dan Brooks with 288 receiving yards set in 2002 vs. Ashbrook. Congrats Sean!
Cuthberton's Grant enters Union Co. record book, AGAIN!
For the second week in a row Cuthbertson’s Trevor Grant added his name into the Union Co. record book. This time Grant had 14 receptions in the 27-19 loss to JM Robinson. Grant recorded 16 receptions in the 56-35 loss to Porter Ridge in week one. Grant's 14 reception game ranks 3rd in Union County history. Porter Ridge’s Jamonta Pettiway owns the Union Co. record with 17 receptions in a loss to Concord in 2008. Congrats Trevor!!
Cuthberton's Grant enters Union Co. record book
Cuthbertson’s Trevor Grant 16 receptions in the 56-35 loss to Porter Ridge is good enough for 2nd place in Union County history and a Cuthbertson record. Grant’s 16 receptions broke the Cavaliers record set by Wingate All-American BJ Muckelvene. Muckelvene had 13 receptions in a win over Parkwood in 2014. Porter Ridge’s Jamonta Pettiway owns the Union Co. record with 17 receptions in a loss to Concord in 2008. Congrats Trevor!!
Pirates' Coleman newest member of the 300 club
Porter Ridge’s outstanding tailback Jaylen Coleman entered the Union Co. record book for rushing yards in a game after posting 349 yards in the 56-35 win over Cuthbertson. Coleman's 349 yards sits 3rd all time just ahead of Parkwood's Tre' Butler, who ran for 344 vs. Buford in 2015. Sun Valley’s Albert Funderburke holds the Union Co. record with 456 yards in a win over Piedmont in 2014. Coleman is the 8th player to rush for 300+ yards in a game. Congrats Jaylen!!
Sun Valley's Maddox is Harvard bound!
Sun Valley senior Cameron Maddox is headed to Harvard! Maddox announced his commitment via twitter, “First, I want to thank my coaches, teammates, and family for being with me through this process. But I'm excited to announce that I'll be continuing my academic and athletic career at the best school in the world, Harvard University!! #bleedCR1MS9N #TheBrotherhood #camoneymaddox”.
Maddox was named 2nd team All-UCHSF as a junior after posting 73 tackles (31 solo), five interceptions and blocked two punts. As a sophomore was All-UCHSF and All-SCC after 31 Tackles, 5 Interceptions, 1 Sack, 1 Defensive TD. Cameron has been named a UCHF -Defensive Player of the Year candidate for 2018. Congrats Cameron!
Porter Ridge's Coleman headed to Duke!
Porter Ridge’s outstanding tailback Jaylen Coleman announced he has committed to Duke to continue his education and football career. Coleman announced this via his twitter account, “First and foremost, I would like to thank God for all of the blessings that he has bestowed upon me. Secondly, I would like to thank my mom, dad, sister and all other family members for helping me get to this point. Thank you to all of my coaches, teammates, and teachers for helping me achieve excellence on and off the field. I truly appreciate each and everyone of you. Thank you to all the coaches that recruited me. At this time, I would like to announce that I am 100% committed to continuing my academic and athletic career at DUKE UNIVERSITY. #DUKEGANT19”.
Coleman finished 3rd in Union Co. in rushing yards with 1287 yards and 15 TDs. Coleman, as a junior was named 2nd team All-UCHSF and ALL SW4A. Coleman was UnionCountyHighSchoolFootball.com's Player of the Week for Week 12. Congrats Jaylen!!!
Weddington names Capone Head coach!!
The Weddington Warriors have named their offensive coordinator Andy Capone as their new head football coach. didnt waste much time in nameing their head football coach. Former Warrior head coach Tim Carson announced in December he was stepping down effective January 31, 2018.
Weddington announced the move with a press release, "Andy Capone has been a part of the Weddington High School staff as a physical education teacher and assistant football and baseball coach for the past five years, most recently serving as the team’s offensive coordinator for the 2017 season. A Sun Valley High School and Appalachian State graduate, Andy has had a highly successful five years at Weddington." Weddington Athletic Director Michael Hart said, "Coach Capone exemplifies what it means to be a dedicated teacher and coach and is committed to the success of his student-athletes on and off of the field. Coach Capone holds a true passion for football and will continue to build strong relationships with his players and the community. We are excited for him to begin his new role and wish him the very best as he begins his journey." Capone was part of a Weddington coaching staff that secured several conference championships and has made appearances in two state championships, winning the 3AA State Title in 2016.
Capone was a standout football and baseball player at Sun Valley. Capone, played QB at Sun Valley threw for 2406 yards and 34 TDs as a senior leading Sun Valley to a 9-3 record and the state playoffs. Congrats Coach!
Weddington's Tim Carson set to retire in 2018
Tim Carson announced today that he will retire from his position as a Physical Education teacher and the head varsity football coach at Weddington High School, effective January 31, 2018. Carson has coached football in the Union County Public Schools for over twenty-five years, seven of which have been at Weddington High School. During his tenure at Weddington, Carson has secured several conference championships and has made appearances in two state championships, winning the 3AA State Title in 2016. Carson finished his seven years at Weddington with a 85-14 record and the 2016 State Championship! Congrats Coach!