Piedmont High senior football player Nathan Burgess spent four nights in the Intensive Care Unit at Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte and has now been hospitalized there for a week. Burgess suffered a collapsed lung and a lacerated kidney from a hit to the lower back while playing on the offensive.
Weddington improved to 8-1 on the season witth an impressive 34-0 road win over Sun Valley. The Warriors' defense had seven sacks and three takeaways in their second shutout of the season. Other scores involving Union County include:
Marvin Ridge 34, Piedmont 28
Forest Hills 33, West Stanly 7
Cuthbertson 35, Anson 19
Monroe 36, Parkwood 15
Mt. Pleasant 42, CATA 28
Butler 55, Porter Ridge 0
Former Monroe High star Jamison Crowder eclipsed 3,000 career receiving yards for Duke last weekend, making him the ninth player in ACC history to reach that milestone. Crowder is three catches away from passing former Clemson star Sammy Watkins for third all-time on the ACC receptions list.
After 26 years as a head football coach, Ron Massey impacted a lot of lives. Some of Union County's head football coaches expressed their feelings after he died during the season at the age of 56 on Oct. 11.
Sun Valley has won eight straight meetings against Weddington's football team. The Spartans hope to keep that streak going when the two teams meet in Indian Trail on Friday. Here's a breakdown of all eight games involving Union County in Week 10.
Piedmont High won its first football game since the death of head coach Ron Massey and overcame a fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Anson on Monday. Senior QB Cameron Tripp led the way, rushing for two touchdowns and completing two TD passes to senior receiver Ben Radford.
Marvin Ridge's defense shut down Albert Funderburke and the offense had its way through the air in a 37-20 road win over Sun Valley. The Mavs, who entered the game with an 0-6 record, got a 355-yard passing effort from sophomore Austin Colonna, who completed three TD passes to sophomore Emeka Emezie.