Porter Ridge: The Pirates (1-10, 1-5) will have a new man at the helm with Michael Hertz. Hertz takes over for the Pirate program and will look to return it to prominence it experienced in 2010-2012 with 3 trips to the state semifinals and 2 trips to the state title game.
Senior Matt Bowman and Grayson Mcall are 2 QB prospects that return for 2016. Mcall, a sophomore played in 6 games and threw for 181 yards and 1 TD but 6 INTS. Bowman led the Pirates in passing with 238 yards passing and 2 TDs but 7 INTS. Senior Mason Mills ran led the Pirates with 515 yards on the ground and scored 3 TDs. Bowman added 216 yards rushing in 2015. Senior WR Devin Irizarry was the leading receiver for the Pirates with 272 yrds and 2 TDs.
Defensively the Pirates will return their leading tackler in William Reed (123 tackles). Reed added 3 sacks and was named ALL-SW4A in 2015. Senior Connor Johnson registered 3 sacks in 2015 for the Pirate defense. Porter Ridge will open up a week later that the rest of Union Co. hosting Piedmont on August 26th.