Weddington (12-2, 5-0)

The Warriors lost in the 4th round of the playoffs to Chambers after moving up to 4A. The Warriors will need to replace a lot on the offense side with the graduation of UCHSF POY Kyle Parsons (1790 yds/21TDs), UCHSF 1st Teamers QB Grady Brosterhous (2440 passing yards, 22 TDs/5 ints), WR Landyn Backey (75 recs/1026 yads/13 TDs) and O-Linemen Nathan Warner and Connor O’Keefe. Junior Tyler Budge saw limited action at QB in 2021. He was 10-of-16 for 125 yards in mop up duty behind Brosterhous. Senior Reggie Bartles is the leading rusher returning after just 8 carries and 35 yards and 1 TD in 2021. The Warrior offensive line will be anchored by senior offense lineman Josh Moraja.

The Warrior defense will need to reload, and it will start with Senior DL Knox Willingham, 1st Team UCHSF will anchor the defensive line. Senior LB Jack Collins. was named 2nd Team UCHSF after registering 88 tackles & 4.5 sacks in 2021. Senior defensive backs Zymill Patterson, 2nd Team UCHSF after 62 tackles & 2 ints in 2021 and Griffin Reimer was 1st Team UCHSF, All-SCC and totaled 65 tackles and 2 interceptions. The Warriors will need to replace kicker Matthew Moonan (43-of-47 XPs & 8-of-15 FGs) after graduating. The Warriors open the 2022 football season on Aug. 19th vs. Charlotte Christian.

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