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 owens the Union Co. record with 17 receptions in a loss to Concord in 2008. Congrats Trevor!!
Cuthberton's Grant enters Union Co. record book
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!