Sun Valley senior tailback Albert Funderburke set the Union County single game rushing record with 456 yards on 20 carries in his team's 74-58 shootout victory at Piedmont on Friday. Funderburke was in the emergency room on Thursday morning for what turned out to be dehydration, and after receiving intravenous fluids, had the best night of his life. Read more inside.
Three intra-county games highlight the schedule for Week 8, including Sun Valley at Piedmont, CATA at Monroe and Cuthbertson at Marvin Ridge. Read about all eight upcoming games inside.
Parkwood High's 8-1 win over third-place Central Academy clinched the Rebels' first conference championship in girls tennis since 1983. Parkwood has completed the regular season with a 10-1 record.
Chris Trevisan caught two TD passes and Keith Duncan made the game-winning field goal with no time on the clock in Weddington's 20-17 win at Charlotte Country Day. The Warriors are 6-0 for the first time in school history.
Joshua Allen rushed for 337 yards and five TDs in Victory Christian's 47-19 home win over Marvin Ridge. The Mavericks have played a tough schedule and are 0-5 heading into conference play at Cuthbertson.
Other Oct. 2 scores involving Union County include:
Weddington 20, Charlotte Country Day 17
Piedmont 48, West Stanly 0
Independence 42, Porter Ridge 7
Cameron Tripp threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another and Aaron Braswell scored three TDs while Piedmont's defense earned its first shutout since 2010. UPDATED.