Week 8 results: Union County football
INDIAN TRAIL — Albert Funderburke scored four touchdowns to lead Sun Valley High to a 28-14 home win over Piedmont on Friday.
Funderburke, a junior who has an offer from Duke, rushed 25 times for 164 yards and three touchdowns. He also returned an interception 81 yards for a TD playing cornerback, giving his team a 28-7 lead in the third quarter.
The Spartans overcame the effort of Piedmont junior QB Cameron Tripp, who completed 29-of-49 passes for a career-high 322 yards.
Tripp threw touchdown passes to Mitchell Woody and Matt Fisher and also had two interceptions.
Fisher caught eight passes for 116 yards and teammate Cody Leviner had nine receptions for 95 yards.
Sun Valley is now 4-3 overall and 1-0 in the Southern Carolina Conference. Piedmont fell to 5-2 and 0-1.
Cuthbertson 20, Marvin Ridge 12
WAXHAW — Cuthbertson High's football team beat Marvin Ridge for the first time in school history with a 20-12 home victory on Friday.
The Cavaliers were previously 0-4 all-time against the Mavericks.
Cuthbertson, which snapped a four-game losing streak, improved to 3-4 overall and 1-0 in the Southern Carolina Conference.
Marvin Ridge fell to 1-6 overall and 0-1 in league play.
The Mavericks held a 6-3 lead after the first quarter following a pair of Tyler Cochran field goals, but the Cavs scored two touchdowns in the second to take a 17-6 advantage into halftime.
Senior quarterback Stephen Fusco tossed both TDs to freshman receiver JT Cauthen, including one from 22 yards and another from 24.
Ryan Kendall added a 22-yard field goal in the fourth quarter as the Cavs held off a late rally attempt.
Marvin Ridge drove to the CHS 29-yard line, but a 4th down pass down the sideline with less than a minute to play fell incomplete.
The Cavs play at Weddington next Friday while the Mavs host Sun Valley.
Parkwood 41, West Stanly 0
ROUGHEDGE — The Rebels (4-3 overall) won their first conference game of the season with a 41-0 stomping of West Stanly (1-6) on Friday.
“It feels good,” senior quarterback Grey Wyrick said. “We’ve put in the work, we deserve this. We work hard every day and just give it our all for each other – our teammates and our coaching staff.”
Wyrick completed 10 of 14 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns.
Initially, Parkwood set up the passing game with a few big running plays. Sophomore running back Tre Butler flossed through the teeth of the Colts’ defense on Parkwood’s second drive of the game for a 26-yard run. His big gain set the stage for junior wide receiver Max Robinson to rush for a 6-yard touchdown with 4:02 remaining in the first quarter.
Parkwood never looked back with the help of big offensive plays and a stout defense.
The Rebel defense held the Colts to zero first downs and -9-total yards in the first quarter.
All in all, Parkwood’s defense allowed just 163 yards of offense. Senior defensive back Sam Mobley snagged two interceptions and senior linebacker Cory Rape scored a 59-yard touchdown on a fumble recovery/return with less than a minute left in the game.
It was Robinson who arguably made the biggest impact on offense with four receptions for 125 yards and four carries for 36 yards. Robinson had a 55-yard touchdown reception to go along with his two rushing touchdowns.
Weddington 41, Anson 0
WADESBORO — Weddington High's football team won its third straight game by crushing Anson 41-0 Friday night tin the Southern Carolina Conference opener for both.
Senior quarterback Jeff Welch found senior wide receiver Ryan Black on touchdown strikes of 36 and 25 yards on the first two possessions.
Senior tailback Omar Boyd added a 26-yard touchdown run with 32 seconds left in the first quarter to put the Warriors up 21-0 and the rout was on.
Shawn Dashti added a three yard touchdown run midway through the second to send the Warriors to the half up 28-0.
Welch opened the third with a 10 yard TD run to cap a three-play, 64-yard drive.
Keith Duncan added field goals of 20 and 26 yards to cap the scoring.
The Warriors' defense was aggressive all evening with five sacks (four by Jack Ryan) and six takeaways.