Piedmont's Cameron Tripp scored the game-winning touchdown with less than a minute left in a 36-33 win at Porter Ridge. The Pirates had won five straight in the series by an average of 36.6 points. Here's the rest of the Union County football scores from Week 2:
Weddington 35, Forest Hills 20
Monroe 41, Anson 0
Parkwood 40, Union Academy 7
Sun Valley 49, Hoke Co. 20
Hickory Ridge 28, Cuthbertson 25
Central Academy 30, Highland Tech 0
Union County is hoping to bounce back after going 4-7 in Week 1. Among the intra-county games are Forest Hills at Weddington, Piedmont at Porter Ridge and Union Academy at Parkwood. Read details about all seven games inside.
Monroe junior forward Cesar Reyes had a hat trick at halftime, but he was far from done in his team's 9-3 road win over Sun Valley. Reyes finished with seven goals, helping the Redhawks improve to 2-0 on the season.
Monroe High rolled up 515 rushing yards on 50 carries in a 43-point home win over Lexington. Read more details inside.
Week 1 scores (Aug. 24) involving Union County
Monroe 50, Lexington 7
Cuthbertson 34, Parkwood 9
Forest Hills 7, Anson 6 (OT)
Weddington 31, Ardrey Kell 28
Mt. Tabor 41, Porter Ridge 18
North Stanly 26, CATA 24
HIckory Ridge 35, Piedmont 28
West Montgomery 35, Marvin Ridge 31
Monroe has won the conference four years in a row and has been to at least the state quarterfinal round in each of those seasons, but the Redhawks want more. Monroe, coming off a 13-3 year, has its first test on Friday with a home game against Lexington.
Bishop Ford's four touchdown runs helped Hough High defeat Sun Valley 34-20 in Charlotte's Memorial Stadium on Thursday night in the season opener for both. The 4A Huskies led by 20 points twice, but the 3A Spartans wouldn't go away.
10 Union County teams open the high school football season on Friday, and five of them are playing at home. Here's a breakdown of the matchups.