Weddington (4-0) hosts Parkwood (3-1) in Week 5, highlighting a seven-game schedule that includes three intra-county games. Porter Ridge (0-4) is seeking its first win of the year, and the Pirates would love for it to come against archrival Sun Valley (2-2). See the breakdown of all seven games involving UC.
Marvin Ridge's volleyball team improved to 14-3 overall and 4-0 in league play with Thursday's win over Sun Valley. The Mavericks have a big league match against Weddington on Sept. 23. The Warriors are also 4-0 in the SCC.
Weddington took advantage of three Monroe turnovers in the first quarter, then held off a second-half charge in Saturday's 28-20 road win. "We felt like we wanted it more than them and we wore them down by the end of the game," said WHS junior center Andy Horne.
Senior Max Robinson had two interceptions and a touchdown in the fourth quarter to lead Parkwood to a 27-20 home win over Jordan-Matthews on Thursday.
Sun Valley senior tailback Albert Funderburke now has 5,544 career rushing yards, the most of any player in Union County history. He broke Juanne Blount's record in a win over East Bladen, when he rushed for 262 yards and four TDs.
Of the nine Week 4 football games involving Union County that were scheduled for Friday night, only three of them were played. Read more inside.
Parkwood senior Andy Giarla, a starting offensive lineman on last year's state semifinal team, has been cleared by doctors to return to the football field and will play for the first time this season in Thursday's home game against Jordan-Matthews (6:30 p.m. start). Giarla, an honor student, is being treated for brain cancer.