Week 2 roundup: Union County football

Aug. 31, 2013 @ 12:38 AM

Weddington High rolled up 452 yards of offense in a 42-12 road win over Forest Hills on Friday.
The Warriors (2-0) took a 35-0 lead at the half.
Weddington's defense held the Jackets out of the end zone until the final three minutes of the game.
Senior tailback Omar Boyd led the Warriors with 150 rushing yards and a touchdown on 24 carries.
Weddington QB Jeff Welch completed 10-of-12 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. He attempted just one pass in the second half.
Welch had completions of 42 and 43 yards to Ryan Black, who finished with six catches for 113 yards and a score.
Junior tailback Mitchel Carson, a starter at cornerback, had a 61-yard run that let to his 7-yard TD run. Carson rushed four times for 76 yards and also caught a 19-yard TD pass. Sophomore linebacker Myles Moore set up a score with an interception on fourth down and also had a 5-yard TD run.
Forest Hills QB Jared Lee threw two late TD passes — an 8-yarder to BJ Ashcraft and a 31-yarder to Jaiquan Davis.
Weddington is at A.L. Brown in Week 3 while Forest Hills (0-2) hosts Pageland Central.

Rebels cruise
Max Robinson had three interceptions and Sam Mobley had a 46-yard TD catch from Grey Wyrick in a 42-7 win over Union Academy (0-1).
The Rebels (1-1) also got short touchdown runs from Jacob McWhorter, Tre Butler and Jorge Martinez to take a 28-0 lead into halftime.
Robinson added a 2-yard TD run in the second half and freshman Donovan Harris contributed a 7-yard TD run to cap Parkwood's scoring.
Union Academy thwarted the shutout attempt when QB Craig Twele hit Maliq Pando for an 18-yard TD.
Parkwood plays at Piedmont in Week 3 while the Cards travel to archrival CATA.

Funderburk rushes for 322

INDIAN TRAIL — Sun Valley junior running back Albert Funderburk had a career night in the Spartans’ 2013 home opener, rushing for 322 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries in leading his team to a dramatic 40-35 win over Hoke County.
His night included an 85-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, then back-to-back touchdown runs of 92 and 60 yards late in the fourth quarter as Hoke County attempted to rally.
Sun Valley (1-1) and Hoke County (0-2) combined for five touchdowns and 31 points in the final 4 minutes, 15 seconds of the game. The score was 9-9 at halftime.
Funderburk, who has an offer from Duke, scored both of his fourth-quarter touchdowns by using his patience in a run out of the Spartans’ makeshift Wing-T formation.
Hoke County had cut the score to 28-23 with 4:05 to play and kicked the ball deep after lining up in an onside kick formation. On Sun Valley’s first play from the 8-yard line, sophomore QB Drew Swoope handed the ball to Funderburk running wide toward the strong side. The junior cut back quickly to the middle of the field when the defense overpursued, stiff-armed a defender and then dragged another defender for 5 yards before breaking free and hitting the sideline.
The 60-yard touchdown minutes later was on the same play, and also was in response to a Hoke County touchdown pass, which had made the score 34-29.
Funderburk also had a breathtaking 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown called back due to a block in the back away from the ball.
All told, the Spartans accumulated nearly 500 yards of offense. Senior receiver Courtland Stout caught five passes for 100 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown on a fourth-down play in the second quarter.
Swoope, who did not start last week against Charlotte Christian, completed 10-of-16 passes for 143 yards.
Linemen Jake Beachum scored a defensive touchdown, and running back PJ Lotharp had a touchdown catch in the third quarter.
Sun Valley plays at Rocky River next week while Hoke County hosts Fayetteville 71st in its home opener.