Seven Union County schools open the 2013-14 basketball season on Nov. 19. Here's a breakdown of Union County's season openers.
In the first-ever matchup between two powerhouse programs, Butler blasted Porter Ridge 55-6 in the high-anticipated Southwestern 4A Conference matchup.
Monroe's running game was too much for the Rebels, led by Chase Byrum and Tre Shun Wynn, who combined for four rushing touchdowns.
Junior linebacker Rhett Byrum scooped up a fumble and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown to help Piedmont defeat Marvin Ridge 27-16 on Friday, and running back Tyler Long rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the home win.
Kicker Kiersten Peck booted a 23-yard field goal in near-freezing weather in overtime to give Sun Valley a 25-22 road win over Weddington on Friday. The Spartans took over sole possession of first place in the Southern Carolina Conference with two games to go.
Sun Valley's trip to Weddington and Porter Ridge's game at Butler highlight the eight games involving Union County teams this week. Here's a breakdown of the matchups.